Workshops & Events

Events & Workshops

How to Research Your Old House (PDF)

Wednesday, May 9 · 7:00 pm - 8:00pm
Jean Evan Archives Room, Second Floor

Bring your address, and we’ll help you get started on your research! 
•  When was it built? 
•  Who designed it?
•  Who lived there?

Presentations by Alice Novak and Brian Adams. Co-sponsored by The Urbana Free Library, City of Urbana Historic Preservation Commission, and The Preservation and Conservation Association of Champaign County (PACA)


Basic Cemetery Restoration Workshop (PDF)

Saturday, June 23, 2018 · 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lewis Auditorium, Ground Floor

John Heider, a professional gravestone conservator, will teach and guide individuals on how to properly care for Illinois cemeteries and their historic grave markers. You will gain valuable knowledge on documenting a cemetery, safe cleaning practices, probing for unmarked graves, and repairing and resetting certain types of grave markers.

This is a 2-part workshop.

Part 1 is required and will take place Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library.

Part 2 is cemetery field work and participants will sign up for either Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm or Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Roselawn Cemetery.

The workshop is limited to twenty (20) participants, and is FREE, however REGISTRATION is required. Contact the Archives at 217.367.4025 or


More Local History & Genealogy workshops and events are being planned. Keep up-to-date by signing up for e-notification of events. 

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