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Connect with fellow Building Geeks by joining the Preservation Trades Network or an NPS program that fosters the traditional trades.
The American Council on Historic Preservation now offers online courses on compliance and Section 106 topics. Check out a list of courses here!
Use these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to answer some of your Section 106 compliance questions!
Access online trainings, webinars, and learning resources to help you enhance your knowledge in the areas of Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources.
Use this template of questions to help write your Trades Alive script. Also, check out the full template at the bottom of this page. We’ve written examples for each step in italics. Topic What is your topic? This should be easily summarized in 3-5 words. Painting Historic Interiors. Audience Who are you making this video
As you’re using the Trades Alive video kits, here are some good tips and tricks for operating the Osmo+. To start, check out the Osmo+ User Guide. Seven moves you can make use of while filming. Using slow motion. If you have a Lynda.com subscription, this may be a good course for you on the Osmo. If
Video Kits How to request a kit Tips and Tricks with the Osmo+ Other Tutorials What makes a good video How to write a script
Join Dominic as he discusses trowels, hammers, and chisel in this video for the Trades Alive Historic Preservation video series.
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
Learn the history behind Mission 66 and how the era greatly enlarged the park system and expanded entire categories of parks.
Cultural Resource Enterprise GIS Data is now available for the NPS employees.
Join Karnell Hillscan as he creates a stopwater for a historic boat repair.
Join Rebecca Prasher as she demonstrates canvas sewing techniques.
You've filmed your Trades Alive video, now what? Learn more about what to do now that you have your footage complete.
Calling all trades specialists, videographers, and everyone interested in keeping traditional trades skills alive! Learn more about how you can develop and share videos about trades skills.
Join Gail and Mike to learn about matching mortar to historic samples as a part of the Trades Alive Historic Preservation Videos Series.
The American Institute of Architects supports the profession through education, advocacy, and public outreach related to new and historic architecture.
Learn about shaping large granite boulders into cube shapes with Kyle Miraz as part of the Trades Alive Historic Preservation Video Series.
Learn about rough splitting large granite boulders to prepare for drystone masonry projects in this video as part of the Trades Alive 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.
Watch the video to learn how to rake out mortar joints in historic brick.
Watch this video to learn about repointing mortar joints in historic structures.
Preservation Brief 46 provides guidance on assessing the significance of historic gas stations and provides information on their preservation & treatment.
Preservation Brief 47 is designed for those responsible for the care of small and medium size historic buildings