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Preservation in Process: A Master Mason at the James Brice House

Introduction by Ariane Hofstedt and Videography by Mark Hildebrand Since December 2017 master stone mason Ray Cannetti has been working with Historic Annapolis at the James Brice House in Annapolis, Maryland. His primary focus has been completing forensic work and restoring architectural...

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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...