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The Historic Preservation Training Center is excited to be opening registration for our 2022 BEST Preservation Workshops. Workshops and Trainings for 2022 Inquiry Courses Guiding Principles for Field-Based Historic Preservation (Returning in 2023) Documentation & Investigation Courses Creating and Using Oral Histories in the Preservation of Historic Resources (Returning in 2023) Thinking Through Water, Air,
FriYAY is a podcast and webinar series that covers a variety of topics spanning practical things like how to stay motivated, ways to expand your creativity, connect with others, and tips to keep you grounded!
The Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) provides preservation services to the National Park Service.
This is the archive page for the FriYAY Podcast series from 2020. To check out recent episodes, visit The FriYAY Series page. To check out episodes from 2021, visit the 2021 FriYAY Podcast Archive page. Archived Episodes 2020: Episodes 1 – 22 Episode 1: Home Office Tips for Everyone with Jill Fleming Jill Fleming, Owner
Getting to White Grass If you enter “White Grass Ranch” into Google Maps, the directions will identify the correct location. When you reach the Moose, you may lose cell phone reception and access to Google Maps navigation. Follow steps four through six below to navigate the gate, parking, etc. upon arriving at the ranch. Directions
During Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Cultural Resources, students learn how to maintain historic resources in a way that both addresses pest issues as well as follows the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Using resources in Death Valley National Park as case studies, participants will practice the inspection and
Students in Asset Management for Historic Structures will learn to apply best practices of both facility management and cultural resources to historic landscapes and structures. Through a digital learning laboratory and practical application, students will develop a shared understanding of how these two approaches work together to effectively manage historic resources. Learners will be in
Purified, or degummed, linseed oil is enjoying a renaissance as a finish for wood preservation, but its application and suitability for preservation projects require understanding its behavior and application for it to be effective. Students attending Traditional Finishes: Purified Linseed Oil will learn the basic properties and application procedures of degummed linseed oil products and
Basic Preservation Engineering introduces students to beginning preservation engineering concepts as they relate to vernacular wood structures. Using the historic Bacon Barn and Bear Valley School in Pinnacles National Park as case studies and field sites, students will analyze real structural problems and design appropriate stabilization measures with the help of a preservation engineer, expert
The interaction between air flow, water vapor, liquid water, and heat (or lack of heat) in and around a historic building directly relate to its longevity, performance, and comfort. When these interactions are altered through a change in materials, use, or design, unintended damage can result. In Water, Air, and Temperature Issues, students explore and
Learn about the Traditional Trades Advancement Program (TTAP) and the work the current cohort is doing with HPTC this summer.
The PAST program is a one-year, hands-on training program designed to teach WG 5-9 maintenance employees historic preservation skills.
Overview Curtis Sullivan, a wooden artifact conservator from Harpers Ferry Center, discusses a project to preserve the vehicles and wagons at Keys Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park. Watch the Video Learn how Curtis conserved vehicles and wagons as part of the Trades Alive video series. Tools Needed: Recycled boards Screws and lags Various jacks
Are you new to the NPS? Use this resources to find a list of resources and opportunities specifically geared towards you!
Craftspeople from the HPTC spent two days sharing their skills and knowledge with the public and NPS employees during the Preservation Trades Rodeo.
Learn how to apply for the Harrison Goodall Preservation Fellowship, an opportunity to promote innovation and professional growth in the field of historic preservation.
If you're entering areas like crawlspaces and manholes, the OSHA's Confined Space in Construction standard may apply to you.
Learn how HPTC developed portable hand-washing stations to meet the training center's needs to get back in the field, but keep its workers safe. Visit this page for detailed instructions!
The Trades Alive video series provides step-by-step tutorials on different aspects of historic preservation in parks.
There is a great deal of confusion about poison ivy versus poison oak since there are two kinds of poison ivy and two kinds of poison oak. Learn more here!
Are you looking for training opportunities that are accessible outside the firewall now that you're home teleworking? Get started here!
Learn more about the Historic Preservation Training Center's (HPTC) Gambrill House, the perfect place to host your next training event.
The Welding Institute has a great reference on wrought iron and welding. Read more on the challenges with welding with wrought iron.
A program providing post-9/11 military service veterans hands-on skills training from NPS professionals on the maintenance of federal monuments & memorials.
The HPTC partnered with the HFC and JEFF to complete two exhibits within the new Visitor Center being constructed below the Gateway Arch.