Preservation Trades Network will host their annual International Preservation Trades Workshop in partnership with the National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick, Maryland this year at the end of October. 

This annual hands-on conference spanning from Tuesday, October 23, 2018 through Sunday, October 28, 2018 includes workshops on gravestone preservation, window restoration, and other preservation skills including blacksmithing, documentation, wood color matching, curved copper roofs, casting replacement ornamental fence elements, painting, structure ventilation, safe work practices, and more.

Maryland Residents: With support from the Heritage Fund grant program, the Preservation Trades Network, Preservation Maryland and the Maryland Historical Trust are pleased to offer reduced registration for Maryland residents for the programs taking place on Saturday, October 27, 2018. On the registration page, select: Local (Saturday only).

The International Preservation Trades Workshop is the only annual gathering of its kind in North America that brings together the foremost practitioners of the traditional trades in a single event, dedicated to sharing the skills and knowledge of all the trades employed in the conservation of the built environment. Since 1997, carpenters, masons, metal workers, painters, plasterers, timber framers, roofers and practitioners of other traditional trades from more than a dozen countries have come together to share their knowledge and demonstrate their skills. Every IPTW draws a diverse audience of tradespeople, architects, preservationists, students and home owners, and offers unique learning opportunities for people of all ages and skills levels.

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