NCPTT develops and conducts seminars and workshops nationwide on topics like sustainability and cemetery monument conservation. The National Center also promotes excellence in preservation by promoting external historic preservation training and education opportunities for professionals. Here are the training programs we presented in FY-2010:
Nationwide Cemetery Preservation Summit, Oct. 19-21, 2009, Nashville, Tenn.: The summit brought over 100 leading cemetery preservation experts from around the nation to address the various aspects of cemetery preservation including planning, landscapes, archeology, documentation and materials research.
Movin’ & Shakin’: Advances in Seismic Retrofit, Nov. 2-3, 2009, Los Angeles, Calif.: Full-day workshop at Association for Preservation Technology annual meeting. Training addressed current and latest practices in seismic engineering.
Heritage Education Instruction, Nov. 9, 2009, NCPTT, Natchitoches, La.: College of Education methods students from Northwestern State University of Louisiana learned how to use cemeteries as an educational tool.
Limewash Seminar and Workshop, Nov. 17-18, 2009, Jacksonville, Fla.: Seminar and workshop held through a memorandum of understanding with Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve (TIMU). Participants learned how to prepare and apply a basic limewash.
Preservation of Historic Iron and Steel Bridges, March 8-10, 2010, Lansing, Mich.: Workshop sponsored through NCPTT’s Grants program that focused on metal bridge construction and preservation.
Addressing Landscape Maintenance in Cemeteries, April 7, 2010: Webinar addressing landscape documentation, removing invasive plants, mowing and trimming, tree care, and replacing key features.
Green Preservation: LEED Exam Preparation Workshop, April 21-23, Sante Fe, N.M.: Workshop held in partnership with the Cultural Resources management Program for the NPS Intermountain Regional Office.
Eddy Currents for Conservation of Historic Metal, May 11, 2010, Milwaukee, Wisc.: Workshop held at the American Institute for Conservation annual conference.
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Preserving Wood in Historic Structures, May 23-25, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisc.: An Association for Preservation Technology workshop sponsored through a cooperative agreement with NCPTT. The hands-on workshop addressed preservation philosophy, wood as a building material, documentation and assessment, engineering considerations, and repair options.
Cemetery Monument Care Basics Workshop, June 4, 2010, Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana: Topics included documentation, planning, condition assessments, and proper cleaning techniques.
LEED Historic Buildings Training, June 16-18, 2010, New Orleans, La.: Training held in partnership with the Louisiana National Guard and the National Guard Bureau. Training provided instruction on the LEED rating system and on strategies for greening historic buildings.
Masonry Conservation and Lime Mortar Workshop, Aug. 2-6, 2010, Nantucket, Mass.: A hands-on workshop hosted by the University of Florida Preservation Institute and NCPTT. Topics included assessment, site preparation, mortar removal, joint cleaning, filling, and dressing.
Preparation of Bousilliage for Repair of Historic Structures Video: NCPTT and the NPS Historic Preservation Training Center partnered to create the video that documents the preparation, manufacture and application of bousillage as a building material.
Lifting and Hoisting Grave Markers Video: This video focuses on safe techniques for lifting large grave markers using a hoist.
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, Oct. 29, 2009: Presentation overview of NCPTT at the Louisiana Cultural Economy Summit: The Intersection of Culture and Commerce.
Fort Polk Heritage Days, Nov. 7, 2009, Fort Polk, La.: Presentation and exhibit on cemetery care.
National Park Service National Cemetery Summit, Dec. 16-17, 2009, Greenville, Tenn.: Presentation on NCPTT research into maintenance practices for cleaning headstones.
Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, Dec. 21, 2009, Shreveport, La.: Presentation of National Historic Landmark plaque for the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium to the City of Shreveport. The auditorium is the home of the 1950s-60s Louisiana Hayride.
Historic Preservation and Sustainability, Feb. 2, 2010, Baton Rouge, La.: Lecture at Louisiana State University School of Architecture
Landscape Preservation Maintenance Curriculum, Feb. 22, 2010, Shepherdstown, W.V.: Presented progress on the landscape preservation maintenance curriculum project to the NPS Cultural Landscape program.
Heritage at Risk, Feb. 25, 2010, New Orleans, La.: Panel presentation on natural and man-made threats to cultural resources at Building Resilience Workshop.
Conservation Scientist for a Day Workshop, March 12, 2010, NCPTT, Natchitoches, La.: Juniors from the Avoyelles, La. Public Charter School learned how to use science to study, understand, and conserve cultural heritage.
Effects of Acid Rain on Stone, March 25,2010 NCPTT, Natchitoches, La.: Fifth graders from the Natchitoches Magnet School learned how our environment affects cultural heritage.
Use of Lasers in Conservation and Preservation, April 13, 2010, Natchitoches, La.: Lectures presented on the use of lasers in conservation and preservation to Northwestern State University of Louisiana’s Masters in Heritage Resources program.
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, April 15, 2010: Presentation overview of NCPTT at Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation Annual Conference.
Low Cost Eddy Current Analyzer for use in Conservation, April 15, 2010, Natchitoches, La.: Paper presented at the Northwestern State University of Louisiana Research Day
Development of a Virtual Museum using 3D Scanning Techniques, April 15, 2010, Natchitoches, La.: Paper presented at the Northwestern State University of Louisiana Research Day
Development of an iPhone App for Documentation and Assessment of Historic Trees: April 23, 2010, Albuquerque, N.M.: Presented and demonstrated current version of the iPhone app.
Effectiveness of Commercially-available Cleaners for Government Headstones in the Changing Environment, April 27, 2010, Portland, Ore.: Poster presented at the Department of the Interior’s Conference on the Environment
Air Pollution Interactions with Consolidated Stone, April 28, 2010, Portland, Ore.: Paper presented at the Department of the Interior’s Conference on the Environment
Techniques for Rapid documentation of Heritage Resources, April 28, 2010, Portland, Ore.: Panel presentation at the Department of the Interior’s Conference on the Environment
Proper Methods for Landscape Maintenance in a Historic Cemetery, May 4, 2010, Petersburg, Va.: Lecture presented at a joint National Park Service and National Cemetery Administration meeting.
NCPTT and iPhone App for Documentation and Assessment of Historic Trees, May 11, 2010, Nevada City, Calif.: Presented overview of NPCTT and the iPhone app at the California National Historic Landmark’s Owners & Stakeholders annual meeting.
“Greening” Your Historic Structure, Aug. 23, 2010, Natchez, Miss.: Presentation at NPS Southeast Regional Office National Historic Landmark Conference.
National Historic Landmark Condition Assessment Study, Aug. 24, 2010, Natchez, Miss.: Presentation at NPS Southeast Regional Office National Historic Landmark Conference.
Sustainable Preservation, May 6, 2010, Natchez, Miss.: Presentation at Mississippi Heritage Trust Annual Conference.
The Facts of Wood Window Replacement, May 7, 2010, Natchez, Miss.: Presentation at Mississippi Heritage Trust Annual Conference.