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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
An introduction to creating videos for Trades Alive, an effort to generate a community approach to creating historic preservation trades tutorial videos.
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.
Join Dominic as he discusses trowels, hammers, and chisel in this video for 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.
Learn about the Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program (TTAP) and the work the current cohort is doing with HPTC this summer.
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.
This page acts as a comprehensive guide to learning about the conservation and restoration of glass with plain glazing.
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.
This book explains the history and styles of log cabins, condition and historic assessments, preservation requirements, project planning, and safety.
The HPTC library is located at the Gambrill House and houses periodicals, manuals, reports, and books related to historic preservation.
Structural fire at The Wayside: Home of Authors, a 300 year old historic structure.
Watch a video in which dry stone mason Mark Jurus explains the techniques and features of a well-constructed dry laid stone wall.
Craftspeople from the HPTC spent two days sharing their skills and knowledge with the public and NPS employees during the Preservation Trades Rodeo.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) promotes the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of our nation's diverse historic resources.
The Technical Preservation Services (TPS) office of the National Park Service is responsible for historic preservation policy and guidance.