Tuskegee students during the Touching History: Preservation in Practice Program.

NCPTT served as the first stop in the 2019 Touching History: Preservation in Practice program for Tuskegee University’s architecture program. The purpose of the Touching History Project, developed by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, National Park Service, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s HOPE Crew, is to introduce historic preservation to architecture students. Participants in the program visited NCPTT on July 23-25, 2019. During their visit the six architecture students meet with each of NCPTT’s programs and did hands-on activities both around the community and in the laboratories.  The Archaeology program introduced them Dating Architectural Elements from an Archaeological Perspective at Melrose Plantation.  The staff of Materials Conservation taught 3D scanning of slave dwellings at Magnolia Plantation and laser cleaning of artifacts. The group also learned to read the changes in a landscape using historic photographs lead by Historic Landscapes Chief. This visit was the first visit of what will be an ongoing program.

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