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Summer 2005 Forum Journal: Building Trades Education in the 21st Century

Table of Contents Trades Education in the 21st Century by David Mertz Why the Trades Matter for Preservation: A Half-Century of Promoting Traditional Building Skills for Preservation by Lisa Sasser Trades Education and the Matrix: Academic, Vocational, and Experiential by Bryan...

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Repointing the Overlook Wall at Fort Wadsworth

By Ken Follett Fort Wadsworth , located at the Staten Island foot of the Verrazano Bridge in New York, is a part of the National Park Service’s (NPS) Gateway National Recreation Area, a site composed of several fortification units. Running north and south between Fort Tompkins and Battery...

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Filling in Lyndhurst’s Working History: Stove Grill Replacement with Plastic Casting

By Emma Gencarelli Every summer, Lyndhurst—National Trust Historic Site in Tarrytown, New York—hosts a handful of Preservation interns from different academic programs, locations, and backgrounds. This year I was fortunate to be one of them. The interns’ projects vary from year to year. The...

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Jefferson-Chalmers Block Build: Preservation Education as Community Building

By Jennifer Reinhardt Our mission at the Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) is to advocate for Michigan’s historic places, supporting their contributions to our economic vitality, sense of place, and connection to the past. Education is a core component of that mission. From...

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Putting Value Back Into Craft Education

A craft is learned and refined through years of dedicated study and relevant full-time practice, observing and being surrounded by those more proficient—learning through participation. This teaches the correct selection and use of tools, equipment, and materials and develops the ability to...


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Lessons for Introducing Young People to the Traditional Building and Preservation Arts

Integrating building trades into all levels of education is one of the goals of the Preservation Trades Network’s International Trades Education Initiative (ITEI). From elementary school on up, it is important for youth to have opportunities to study the built heritage and the people and...


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Trades Education in the 21st Century

Over the past century the preservation movement in America has grown by leaps and bounds. Today the movement has evolved into a highly complex network of university trained professionals and dedicated volunteers. As the movement has gained momentum, the need for highly trained and educated...