Doc-A-Block Training – August 15th

August 13, 2009 – 8:00 am

Sandstone at Riverside

Sandstone at Riverside

We’re excited to announce that we are currently training volunteers for our “Doc-A-Block” program. The next training session will be on Saturday, August 15th 2009 from 10 am to noon. To register for this program please send an email to our Doc-A-Block guru, Kate Barnes, at

Through this program, volunteers from the Friends of Historic Riverside Cemetery will create a digital archive of the more than 35,000 monuments at Riverside Cemetery. Volunteers are trained in how to photograph the monuments, document the inscriptions, and analyze the condition of the materials (whether sandstone, limestone, marble, granite, or other), set GPS coordinates, and upload the information to the doc-a-block website.

Each volunteer will be given a section of the cemetery which they can document on their own schedule – at the end of the day we intend to have a comprehensive resource for the history and condition of Denver’s oldest and most historic cemetery.

If you can’t attend this training, don’t worry – we have more training sessions coming up later this year. Anyone interested is encouraged to send your info to to be informed of upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Special thanks to Sue Weatherman and Kate Barnes for their great efforts in making this training happen.

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