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Heritage Wall Restoration Workshop, Cherry Hill

August 17 @ 9:00 am August 18 @ 4:00 pm

***SOLD OUT***

$250 Workshop Fee

Dry Stone Canada is proud to partner with The Friends of Cherry Hill Cemetery to offer this 2 day walling workshop. This is the second time Dry Stone Canada has offered a workshop outside of Ontario!

Cherry Hill is a seaside village situated in Lunenburg county, Nova Scotia, about one hundred fifteen kilometers from Halifax. It’s on the Lighthouse Route. Nearby communities are Vogler’s Cove (3 km) and Broad Cove (4 km). Slightly further afield are the villages of Petite Riviere, Mill Village, and Port Medway.

The Friends of Cherry Hill Old Community Cemetery propose to restore a cemetery wall dating from the 1840’s. It defines the entrance to the resting place of the many of Cherry Hill’s first early settlers. Currently, much of the wall is hidden under an overgrowth of shrub and grass. 

The remnants of stone walls throughout the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg attest to two centuries of dry stone walling tradition all over the district. The Friends of Cherry Hill Old Community Cemetery are a group of volunteers who want to preserve local history and to learn more of the art of dry stone walling.

Our Host

The Friends of Cherry Hill Cemetery, is a not for profit organization dedicated to Cherry Hill Cemetery

Schedule and Preparation

Times

Thursday
19:00 – 20:00 Public talk: Walling in Nova Scotia

Saturday
08:30 – Welcome, Instruction, field work
12:00 – Lunch
13:00 – Review and field work
16:00 – End of day 1 workshop
17:00 – BBQ at local home

Sunday             
08:30 – Review work and continue
12:00 – Lunch
13:00 – Review and continue
16:00 – Final Photo and end.

*Lunch and snacks are included

Required Equipment

  • Safety glasses
  • Safety boots (if you have them)
  • Gloves (don’t bring expensive gloves, they get shredded just as quickly as the cheap ones)
  • Appropriate clothing – We work in all weather conditions

Directions and Accommodations

How to Get There

Where to Stay

Hotels are available about 40km away in the towns of Liverpool or Bridgewater.
Risser’s Beach Provincial Park is about 12km away.
Friends of Cherry Hill Old Community Cemetery will try to find billets for participants if needed.