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The course encourages participants to challenge their views on cultural and wilderness stewardship, identify the common ground, and work together to solve complex issues.
This workshop provides an introduction to Integrated Pest Management, with special emphasis on pest issues in parks located in the Northern Rockies.
This workshop introduces students to beginning preservation engineering concepts for historic wood structures.
This workshop combines classroom and hands-on field work to give trainees an effective introduction to pre-contact masonry preservation, with special emphasis on preservation at archaeological sites.
Trainees will build on science foundations for preserving wood windows and focus on lead safety, joinery, dutchman repairs, and fabrication of rails, stiles, and muntins.
This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the basics of wood window preservation, including documentation, stripping, scraping and sanding, back-bedding and glazing, and painting.
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.
Find out how NCPTT can help you preserved cultural resources.
Learn about a new research project looking mitigating the effects of fire suppressants on cultural resources.
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.
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.