The 10th PAST class began in June of 2013 and includes 20 trainees and 10 mentors. As part of the class orientation, participants embarked on a walking tour of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, where they learned about historic architecture, preservation philosophy, the treatment of historic properties, cultural landscapes, and other important preservation-related topics.

Kathy Hanson, Chief Learning Officer, greets the PAST Class of 2015

Kathy Hanson, Chief Learning Officer, greets the PAST Class of 2015

Tom Vitanza, Senior Historical Architect at the Historic Preservation Training Center, gives a presentation on the porch construction at Wirth Hall, Stephen T. Mather Training Center

Tom Vitanza, Senior Historical Architect at the Historic Preservation Training Center, gives a presentation on the porch construction at Wirth Hall, Stephen T. Mather Training Center

Peter Dessauer, Architect at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, begins his tour of Lower Town

Peter Dessauer, Architect at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, begins his tour of Lower Town

Peter Dessauer points out the architectural elements of a building

Peter Dessauer points out the architectural elements of a building

Steve Lowe, Landscape Architect at Architect at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, points out various landscape features in the park

Steve Lowe, Landscape Architect at Architect at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, discusses the various landscape features in the park

Time for a break!

Time for a break

The tour ends at the cotton mill ruins on Virginius Island, with the Shenandoah River in the background

The tour ends at the cotton mill ruins on Virginius Island, with the Shenandoah River in the background

 

 

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