National Cemetery Monuments—Private
The National Cemetery Administration cares for the extensive network of national cemeteries throughout the United States. Many of these contain important historic monuments but they also remain in use as shrines where veterans and their families are interred and memorialized. As part of maintaining these sites, the condition of each monument is assessed on a regular basis to provide the information necessary to plan and direct capital resources.
Our conservators worked as part of a small team of specialists to assess the monuments, memorials and historic objects at thirty nine national cemeteries throughout the western United States. They visited sites from Texas to Alaska and from Hawaii to Missouri documenting and photographing thousands of headstones, monuments and historic structures in order to make recommendations for treatment and to provide cost estimates to carry out the recommended treatments.