Safety equipment and some of the tools used for removing paint from wood window sashes.

Safety equipment and some of the tools used for removing paint from wood window sashes.

Disrepair and worries about energy efficiency are often the explanation given for removing historic windows.  In reality, a little work and a few upgrades can make your windows as good as a lot of the ones on the market today!  Historic value, aesthetics, material characteristics and sustainability are just a few reasons to save your historic windows.

Please Note: The Wood Window Restoration Workshop has been canceled.

NCPTT, in partnership with Coastal Heritage Society and the Georgia State Historic Preservation Office,will offer a two-day workshop on restoring wood windows in Savannah, Ga., at the Roundhouse Museum Sept. 3-4, 2010.  Join us for this hands-on workshop where you can learn to maintain, repair and restore your wood windows!

Learn how to:
  • Replace Glazing Compound
  • Replace Broken Panes
  • Add Weatherstripping
  • Remove Window Sashes
  • Remove Paint
  • Repair Minor Damage
Scraping deteriorated paint from wooden sash after using infrared heat to soften the paint.

Scraping deteriorated paint from wooden sash after using infrared heat to soften the paint.

To be eligible for the early registration cost of $275, please register by Aug. 13, 2010 and use the coupon code EARLY.  After Aug. 13, the registration cost will be $350.

Registration will close on Aug. 31, 2010.

Instructors:

Sterling Holdrof

Sterling Holdorf is currently an Exhibit Specialist for Channel Islands National Park in California, a position he took in July of this year.  Sterling began his career with Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) in 1987 working for the maintenance division.  In 1998 he began working for RMNP’s preservation crew with the focus on the rehabilitation of the historic McGraw Ranch.  Since that time, he has had the opportunity to work on preserving many of RMNP’s 172 historic structures.  Sterling is a 2002 graduate of the Preservation and Skills Training program (PAST) administered by the National Park Service and has served as a mentor in the program on two separate occasions.  Sterling has instructed historic window workshops throughout Colorado, as well as in Montana, Oklahoma and Texas.  Sterling currently supervises a preservation crew that strives to preserve the unique collection of historic structures at Channel Islands NP, Santa Monica Mountains NRA and Castillo de San Marcos NM.

Bob Maitland

Bob Maitland began his career with the Park Service in 2001, working on the Historic Preservation Crew.  He is a 2008 graduate of the Preservation and Skills Training (PAST) program, which is administered by the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick, Md.  As a part of this program he has worked on the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, in St. Augustine, Fla., the oldest settlement in the U.S.  He has had the opportunity to do preservation work at several other historic sites including Manzanar National Monument, John Muir National Monument and the Old Santa Fe Trail Building in New Mexico.  Bob has instructed historic window workshops throughout the region including Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma.  He has restored windows on numerous preservation projects in  Rocky Mountain National Park including: McGraw Ranch Historic District, Holzwarth Ranch Historic District and Green Mountain Ranch, as well as performing condition assessments on many of the Parks historic structures.

For more information contact Sarah Jackson or Jason Church or call 318/356-7444.

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