In partnership with the University of Florida Preservation Institute: Nantucket, NCPTT will offer a one-week workshop on masonry conservation and traditional lime mortars in Nantucket, Massachusetts, August 1-7, 2010.  Participants will work with skilled and experienced masons to undertake the repair of an early-nineteenth-century structure associated with Nantucket’s famed whaling industry.  The hands-on workshop will include assessment of existing conditions, site preparation, removal of inappropriate mortar, cleaning of joints, filling joints neatly, and final dressing of joints. Participants will have two free days to explore and enjoy the island. This workshop is open to preservationists, architects, students, masons and others interested in learning more about masonry conservation and lime mortars.

Please download the Masonry Workshop Summary or contact Marty Hylton, Director, University of Florida Preservation Institute: Nantucket at mhylton@ufl.edu for more information.
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National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]nps.gov
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119