Renovation of the tombstones of the great Poles in Montmorency (France) and at Observantine graveyard in Vilnius (Lithuania)

Renovation of the Polish tombstones was an extremely valuable experience for our students, not only due to deepening their knowledge on workshop skills but also because of the conscious and active participation in protecting the national and cultural heritage. The students had also a chance to see different objects of architectural value, important while learning about history of art, both in Paris and Vilnius.

Renovation of the tombstones of the great Poles in Montmorency (France).

In 2007 and 2008 a group of teachers and students managed to renovate 21 tombstones of the great Poles who are buried in Montmorency.
The school was appointed to do the renovation by the Council for the Protection of Monuments of Struggle and Martyrdom together with the Polish Monuments and Stoneheads Protection Association.

The list of the renovated tombstones done between 10-20 September 2007:

B 890 – Historical and Literal Association
Tombstone B 894 - Caroline Giedroyć
Tombstone B 893 - Kunegunde Giedroyć
Tombstone B 870 - Romuald X. Giedroyć
Tombstone C 759 - The Bohomolec / Sienkiewicz Family
Tombstone B 102 - Justin Ostrowski
Tombstone C 737 - The Jurjewicz Family
Tombstone C 738 - Wojciech Sowiński
Tombstone C 739 - Antoni Oleszczyński
Tombstone B 803 - The Górecki Family
Tombstone C 749 - The Stryjeński Family
Tombstone D 443 – The Szermentowski Family

The teachers who did the renovation:
- Remigiusz Sennik
- Stanisław Kowalczyk

And the students:
- Kamil Wałcerz
- Jan Perliński
- Karol Wojciechowski
- Michał Jaworski
- Patryk Wierzbicki.

The list of the renovated tombstones done between 8 – 20 September 2008:

Stodułkiewicz number 730
Sienkiewicz number 618
Chamiec-Jaxa number 497
Podhajski number 668
Kosillowski number 743
Byszewski-Starza number 671
Lasocki number 637
Mazewski number 670
Myrton-Michalski number 433

The teachers who did the renovation:
- Remigiusz Sennik
- Stanisław Kowalczyk
And the students:
- Kamil Grzegorski
- Michał Jaworski
- Kamil Wałcerz
- Patryk Wierzbicki
- Paweł Znojek.

During the renovation works in 2000 and 2001 the students, under the supervision of Remigiusz Sennik and Andrzej Rębosz, renovated around twenty tombstones at Montmorenmcy cemetery, including the Szermentowski Family tombstone where Józef Szermentowski, the school patron, is buried.
Renovation of the Polish tombstones at Observantine graveyard in Vilnius (Lithuania).
Between 2008 and 2010 the teachers and students renovated 29 Polish tombstones at one of the oldest cemeteries in Vilnius. The school was appointed to do the renovation by the Council for the Protection of Monuments of Struggle and Martyrdom.

The list of the renovated tombstones done between 2 – 13 June 2008:

Edward Kotłubaj died 1879
Kazimierz Osipowicz died 1884
Gabriel Kałużewicz died 1880
Konstanty Porcyanka died 1841
Jan Znosko died 1833
Karolina z Pławskich Sułkiewiczowa 1832
Ignacy Pławski died 1894
Maniutek Łukaszewicz died 1912
Zygmunt Świątecki
Augusta z Chaleckich Świątecka died 1878
Kazimiera Kurkowska died 1883
Jan Mackiewicz died 1859

The renovation was done by the teachers:
- Remigiusz Sennik
- Stanisław Kowalczyk

And the students:
- Michał Jaworski
- Kamil Wałcerz
- Patryk Wierzbicki
- Krzysztof Wiśniewski
- Karol Wojciechowski

The list of the renovated tombstones done between 30 May – 14 June 2009:

Brygida from The Kaluchiewicz Family Łyszczyńska ( II –75)
Baltazar Kolesiński (II-70)
Ludwik Kuncewicz (II-73)
Kunegunda from The Kryniccy Family Janczewska (II-74)
Leon Jerzy Jodkowski (II-186)
Ancia Poznańska (II-186)
Kazimierz Szumanowski (XII-66)
Romuald Szkultecki (XII-69)
Józefa from The Haraburda Family Szkultecka (XII-68)

The renovation was done by the teachers:
- Remigiusz Sennik
- Stanisław Kowalczyk
And the students:
- Mateusz Grum
- Jonasz Kantyka
- Aleksander Walijewski
- Patryk Wierzbicki

The list of the renovated tombstones done between 14 – 20 June 2010:

Halina Kaczyńska – plot XIII – 87
Józef Adamowicz, Kazimierz Rezol – plot II  – 182
Klementyna Porcyankowa and Andrzej Porcyanko – plot XII – 272
Dominik Baniewicz plot XII  – 271
Nikodem Szemiak – plot XII – 266
Johanna from Sielankow  Tyszkiewiczowa Countess – plot XII  – 267
Wiktoria Nahorska – plot XI  – 988 a
Kazimierz Nahorski – plot XI – 982

The renovation was done by the teachers:
- Remigiusz Sennik
- Stanisław Kowalczyk

And the students:
- Łukasz Babik
- Mateusz Grum
- Jonasz Kantyka
- Piotr Kołodziej
- Dawid Szymczyk.