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Dry Stone Workshop

September 4 - September 5, 2013

Sharpsburg, MD

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The Dry Stone workshop on September 4th and 5th will take place at the Antietam National Battlefield and will focus on restoration of dry stone walls on-site. The Battle of Antietam, which pitted the Army of the Potomac under the command of George McClel-lan against Robert E. Lee’s Confederate brigades, resulted in the single bloodiest day in American military history. Although considered a draw, the Confederate retreat at the end of the fighting allowed Abraham Lincoln to claim victory and led to the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The Dry Stone Workshop is a two-day event. There is no single day registration.

The workshop will be led by famed dry stone mason Neil Rippingale, assisted by Jane Wooley, from the Kentucky Dry Stone Conservancy.

Box lunches included. Limited space.

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For more information or to register, visit http://ptn.org/iptw13-workshops.htm


Neil Rippingale is the Training Program Manager for the Dry Stone Conservancy in Lexington, Kentucky. Neil is a Master Craftsman certified by the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain. Prior to joining the Conservancy, he was owner and manager of N.R. Stonecraft in Edinburgh, Scotland and workd as an independent walling contractor throughout the central belt of Scotland. In his twenty-five year career as a drystone waller, Neil has received several prestigious awards for his work including first place wins in Central Scotland Walling Competitions and the Pinnacle Award (DSWA’s highest award). He has taught drystone walling to more than 3,000 trainees and worked in Australia, Switzerland, Scotland, England, Nova Scotia and Montreal as well as most of the states in the USA. As the Conservancy’s Training Program Manager, Neil wears many hats – technical consultant, workshop instructor, mason mentor, certification program examiner and competition organizer as well as project superintendent for the Conservancy’s restoration and training projects.

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September 4, 2013
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Antietam National Battlefield
5831 Dunker Church Rd, Sharpsburg, MD United States
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