About Us

Black Cat Cemetery Preservation was born out of a love for history, historical archaeology, and graveyards everywhere.

Robyn S. Lacy, M.A., has a decade of experience in archaeology and heritage, and is qualified to hold archaeological field permits in the provinces of Newfoundland & Labrador and Nova Scotia, in accordance with provincial guidelines. She has worked in cultural heritage policy and planning in Ontario, gravestone conservation and repair in Ontario, Newfoundland, and New Brunswick, burial ground survey and excavation, landscape analysis, reporting, and has excavated sites in Newfoundland, Ontario, and British Columbia, as well as the Isle of Man. She graduated with her Masters in Historic Archaeology from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2017, and is currently working on her PhD in Historic Archaeology. Robyn recently published her first book.

Ian C. Petty, M.A., is qualified to hold archaeological field permits in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador, in accordance with provincial guidelines, and the state of Connecticut, USA, and has been working in archaeology and heritage since 2010. He has experience with museum curation, collections management, field archaeology, paper and metal artifact conservation, and ceramic analysis, reporting, and has excavated in Oregon, Connecticut, New York, Ontario, Newfoundland & Labrador, California, and Washington State. He graduated with his Masters in Historic Archaeology from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2020, and stared his PhD at MUN in the fall 2021, studying historic logging and forestry in Newfoundland.

If you are interested in discussing services or are interested in obtaining a quote for a potential project, please contact us at blackcatpreservation (at) gmail (dot) com, through the ‘Contact’ page on this website, or find us on Facebook at Black Cat Cemetery Preservation! We’re also on Instagram, links in the sidebar!

We’re looking forward to working together!