Historic Preservation Training Center
The Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) is dedicated to the safe preservation and maintenance of national parks or partner facilities by demonstrating outstanding leadership, delivering quality preservation services, and developing educational courses that fulfill the competency requirements of Service employees in the career fields of Historic Preservation Skills, Risk Management, Maintenance, and Planning, Design, and Construction.
The HPTC was founded in 1977 to meet the growing demand for craft skills development for NPS employees tasked with preserving the thousands of historic structures within the National Park System. In 1995, the Center joined the NPS Training and Development Division to become one of four NPS Training Centers.
The HPTC is currently located in Frederick, Maryland. The headquarters/administrative office is located within the Monocacy National Battlefield at the historic Gambrill House.
The Shop is located in the historic Jenkins Cannery building in downtown Frederick. The HPTC staff and trainees currently total approximately 70. Visit HPTC’s Web Site.
|Wooden Window Repair Methods – Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site|
Check out this informative video of the Wooden Windows Repair Methods Workshop at the Blow-Me-Down Farm, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire. Instructor, Sally Fishburn, teaches the various methods and techniques involved in restoring old wooden windows. Download the Window Inventory Survey form featured in this video.
|Stuccoing the D.R. Miller House at Antietam NB|
Check out this informative video on how “struck” stucco was rehabilitated at the D.H Miller House at Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland:
|Mast of the U.S.S. Maine – Restoring the Historic Steps to the Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery|
Check out this informative video on how the historic steps were restored and an accessible ramp was constructed at the Mast of the U.S.S. Maine memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia:
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