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Preservation Trades Workshop 2019

April 26 - April 27, 2019

Natchitoches, LA

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Preservation Trades Workshop 2019

Preservation Trades Workshop 2019

The Preservation Trades Network is partners with the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training to hold a Preservation Trades Workshop in Natchitoches, LA on April 26-27, 2019. There will also be 2 pre-event workshops on historic mortars and geometry that can be registered for separately.

The Preservation Trades Workshop is bringing in demonstrators from across the region that will share information on traditional trades during their hour and half sessions. Participants will have an opportunity to attend at least 4 separate demonstrations per day. Snacks and lunches are included with registration as well as the dinner and auction on Saturday night. The auction raised funds for the Misia Leonard Scholarship fund helps bring students and apprentices from shops and trades education programs to PTN events.

The Historic Masonry Mortar Workshop will take place on April 24-25, 2019 and will cover historic mortar history, formulation, and application. Jonathan Appell and Jason Church will be leading the workshop and will demonstrate re-pointing, composite patching, in-filling cracks and loss. Registration for this event will go towards the Christopher P. Robinson International Preservation Trades Exchange Scholarship which funds tuition and travel expenses for craftspeople and trades workers to participate in international cross-cultural exchanges.

Jane Radocchia will be expanding on her popular IPTW geometry demonstration in the one day Practical Geometry: Framing with a Compass WorkshopHouse-wrights, joiners, and masons used geometry for measuring and framing, as well as design well into the early 20th Century. Master craftsmen taught the skills to apprentices by hand, not by book. This workshop will teach how to lay out the Lines and help you uncover the patterns used in early buildings in Europe, the Colonies, and the States; as well as how to apply them.

Demonstrators list and hotel block information will be updated this week. If you are interested in demonstrating please contact sjackson@ptn.org or mkassman@ptn.org.

Registration and Scholarship

Reduced registration is available for PTN members and students. The early-bird reduced registration ends on March 31 so register early to reserve your spot!

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Sarah Jackson


645 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA 71457 United States
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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