GRAVE CIRCUMSTANCES (Cemetery preservation video)

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Two women cleaning a tombstone
The Cemetery Preservation Project, managed through the UM-Flint History program, is now in its eighth year.

What comes to mind when someone says "summer?" Sun? Sand? Waves along a beach? What about cemeteries, gravestones and a sense of community? Well, for a group of UM-Flint students, led by Thomas Henthorn, the university's Dorothea E. Wyatt Professor of United States History, the latter is exactly what it's all about. The group will spend the next couple of months adjusting, repairing and cleaning historic headstones in Flint via the History program's Cemetery Preservation Project, which is now in its eighth year. Let's dig into learning more! To see an extended version, visit our YouTube page.

Logan McGrady is the marketing & digital communication manager for the Office of Marketing and Communication.