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Preservation Day at the Jouett House set

The Jack Jouett House Historic Site will celebrate Historic Preservation Month with a Preservation Day in partnership with the Dry Stone Conservancy of Lexington. The Dry Stone Conservancy will be holding a workshop to repair damage done to the stone wall surrounding the cemetery. Visitors will be able to observe this historic preservation work, and there will be a talk by the executive director of the Dry Stone Conservancy at noon. Visitors will also get the chance to see the recently uncovered historic spring house, and hear about upcoming spring preservation work. (Note: to work on the stone wall, persons must be a volunteer with Dry Stone Conservancy and signed up through that organization.) "We are really excited to focus preservation work on the cemetery and spring this year," said Executive Director Jill Roseberry. "There is a lot of work to do, and repairing those walls is the first step." The talk begins at noon, and the conservancy will be working from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. for observation. Admission is free. The Dry Stone Conservancy's mission is to preserve historic drystone structures, to advance the drystone masonry craft, and to create a center for training and expertise nationwide. The conservancy has conducted training and restoration projects for National Park Service personnel in 20 states and has provided advice and consultations in 35 other states. The Dry Stone Conservancy is the only organization in the country devoted to dry stone masonry. The Jack Jouett House Historic Site is located six miles southwest of Versailles at 255 Craigs Creek Road, just off McCowans Ferry Road For more information, call the Jack Jouett House at (859) 873-7902 or visit www.jouetthouse.org.

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