Wood Window Boot Camp Demonstration Nov 17-21

Wood Window Boot Camp Demonstration
November 17-21, 2015
Preservation Crafts Training Program
1701 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard

Craig Potts, Executive Director of  Kentucky Heritage Council, is recruiting students for a demonstration “boot camp” that will be a preview of the forthcoming preservation crafts training program.  Check out a similar boot camp hosted in Hannibal, Missouri. Please contact Craig if you have questions about the demonstration or the training program. Boot camp participants are not required or obligated to enroll in the full program. However, this is an excellent way to test the waters for anyone looking to transition into a new and lucrative career opportunity.

Craig A. Potts – Executive Director
Kentucky Heritage Council and State Historic Preservation Officer
300 Washington Street, Frankfort, KY  40601
craig.potts@ky.gov   502-564-7005 x 111   www.heritage.ky.gov

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provided start-up funding in 2003 for a preservation crafts training program focused on west Louisville as an enhancement to, and mitigation measure for, the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project (LSIORB).  The early stages of the program’s implementation have begun and Bob Yapp, a nationally recognized expert on preservation-trades education, has joined the team.

“Preservation Trades” are a loosely defined categorization of building trades who actively practice their craft in respect of historic preservation, heritage conservation, or the conserving and maintenance of the existing buildings and other historic structures. The emphasis of the categorization is toward work on existing structures with a specific interest in replication or conservation of the original results and craft techniques.

Get a taste of Bob Yapp’s philosophy on preservation trades below: