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The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) promotes the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of our nation's diverse historic resources.
In this learning activity you will learn about the "character-defining features" for historic properties and how character-defining features relate to historic property significance and integrity.
This book explains the history and styles of log cabins, condition and historic assessments, preservation requirements, project planning, and safety.
Learn how to apply for the Harrison Goodall Preservation Fellowship, an opportunity to promote innovation and professional growth in the field of historic preservation.
A list of all the learning activities that are required as part of the Historic Preservation Fundamentals Learning Series.
Access online trainings, webinars, and learning resources to help you enhance your knowledge in the areas of Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources.
Craftspeople from the HPTC spent two days sharing their skills and knowledge with the public and NPS employees during the Preservation Trades Rodeo.
The HPTC library is located at the Gambrill House and houses periodicals, manuals, reports, and books related to historic preservation.
HPTC partners with the Stewards Individual Placement Program to provide training & hands-on experience in the preservation trades.
In this learning activity, you will use the seven aspects of integrity to recognize how integrity can be affected by work performed at historic properties.
In this learning activity you will identify four criteria used by the National Register of Historic Places when determining historic significance
The American Institute of Architects supports the profession through education, advocacy, and public outreach related to new and historic architecture.
The HPTC partnered with the HFC and JEFF to complete two exhibits within the new Visitor Center being constructed below the Gateway Arch.
After you have completed this learning activity, you will be able to use relevant, site-specific, resource documents to obtain background information on property history, significance, integrity, and treatment objective.
This Learning Activity provides guidance on good listening skills and how to apply them to job performance.
This learning activity explains how to use and understand written materials, and it also provides techniques and guidelines that will help you to improve your reading skills.
In this learning activity you will learn the speaking processes and their relationship to job performance.
In this learning activity you will learn how to use good writing skills and apply their relationships to job performance.
This learning activity focuses on the importance of critical thinking and how to solve problems in the workplace.
This learning activity will help you understand opportunities in the construction business and how to enter the construction workforce.
In this learning activity you will learn how to relate problems to planning and scheduling.
In this learning activity you will learn the importance of social skills and identify ways good social skills are applied in the construction trade.
This learning activity provides an overview of how to prepare for and document work performed at historic properties, and introduces helpful resources to accomplish the work.
The PAST program is a two-year, hands-on training program designed to teach WG 3-7 maintenance employees historic preservation skills.
This learning activity is for people who work at sites with historic resources and want to advance their knowledge of historic preservation standards and treatments.
Structural fire at The Wayside: Home of Authors, a 300 year old historic structure.
The Technical Preservation Services (TPS) office of the National Park Service is responsible for historic preservation policy and guidance.
Approximately 20% of the population has a disability which means millions of visitors to National Parks have challenges with mobility, hearing & seeing. Learn the top 4 myths of accessible facilities.
Watch this video to learn about repointing mortar joints in historic structures.
Watch the video to learn how to rake out mortar joints in historic brick.
Learn about rough splitting large granite boulders to prepare for drystone masonry projects in this video as part of the Trades Alive Video Series.
Join Dominic as he discusses trowels, hammers, and chisel in this video for the Trades Alive Historic Preservation video series.
Dominic DeRubis uses a plugging chisel to remove old mortar between bricks in this video as a part of the Trades Alive Historic Preservation video series.
Learn from carpenter Mark Stafford has he explains proper chisel technique as a part of the Trades Alive Historic Preservation video series.
You've filmed your Trades Alive video, now what? Learn more about what to do now that you have your footage complete.
An introduction to creating videos for Trades Alive, an effort to generate a community approach to creating historic preservation trades tutorial videos.
The Trades Alive video series provides step-by-step tutorials on different aspects of historic preservation in parks.
Learn about the Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program (TTAP) and the work the current cohort is doing with HPTC this summer.
This page acts as a comprehensive guide to learning about the conservation and restoration of glass with plain glazing.
Watch a video in which dry stone mason Mark Jurus explains the techniques and features of a well-constructed dry laid stone wall.
A program providing post-9/11 military service veterans hands-on skills training from NPS professionals on the maintenance of federal monuments & memorials.
As you’re preparing your Trades Alive video, here are some good tips and tricks to remember while filming. It’s easy to remember These videos are meant to be tutorials, and at the end, you want your audience to know and understand how to do the technique you’re using. So, make them easy to remember and
This learning activity introduces the principles, approaches, and techniques for accomplishing preservation work.