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NCPTT helps preservationists find better tools, better materials, and better approaches to conserving buildings, landscapes, sites, and collections.
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Ready for a disaster? Learn how to protect your historic home.
Check out this practical guide for conserving textiles after a flood.
Learn recommendations for cleaning marble headstones in our National cemeteries.
Check out NCPTT's collection of instructional videos on topics ranging from cleaning stone grave markers to replanting trees in historic landscapes.
Check out our collection of over 200 video presentations included at symposia since 2009. Topics include NPS design, digital documentation, mid-century materials, US military history, roadside architecture, and more.
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!
Albright Training Center student residences offer comfortable accommodations just one mile from the rim of the Grand Canyon. Find out how to reserve rooms!
Check out these graphic stories that address conservation issues in a novel way.
Check out this list of best practice steps to preserve grave markers in historic cemeteries.
Learn how to apply for the Harrison Goodall Preservation Fellowship, an opportunity to promote innovation and professional growth in the field of historic preservation.
The graphic story explains why modern mortar should not be applied to historic brick walls.
The graphic story explains how rust can be converted into a stable surface that can then be painted.
The graphic story depicts the effects of ground water irrigation on gravestones in western U.S. cemeteries.
This course teaches students the mechanics and associated concepts of moisture, air, and energy dynamics as a starting point before examining how to effectively manage these in historic structures.
This workshop will focus on preservation challenges for multi-material masonry resources that have a legacy of incompatible treatments.
In this course, participants will learn how to effectively plan and implement all phases of an oral history project and will explore how interviews can in turn help inform preservation treatment plans.
This five day Wood and Log Preservation and Repair workshop covers beginning wood science and log repair techniques to prepare trainees to effectively care for these important buildings.
This workshop will introduce students to historic masonry preservation with a focus on the properties and weathering of masonry system components, and the use of traditional methods for repair.
In this workshop, students examine historic structures in the field and record conditions on a site-wide scale in an effort to identify the root causes of building failure.
Participants will gain a working knowledge of photogrammetry and learn about associated equipment, field work planning and techniques, processing, and products.
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how treatment decisions are developed, how resources are evaluated, and how compliance, laws, and Secretary of the Interior’s Standards are directly connected to the work performed by trades personnel.
BEST Preservation Workshops will cover historic resources that occur nation-wide and continue to use the Vanishing Treasures curriculum to share problem-based and hands-on learning.
Proposals for new National Park Service units are screened to assure that only the most outstanding resources are added to the National Park System.