The Campaign for Historic Trades

is a dynamic workforce development initiative to expand and strengthen careers in the high–demand field of historic trades.

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Labor Study

The Campaign for Historic Trades releases a first-of-its-kind labor study on the status of historic trades in America. Analysis shows the need for a larger and better-trained historic trades workforce; 100,000 workers needed within the next decade.

Cemetery Preservation Workshops

Join us for workshops across the state of Maryland to learn the basic preservation techniques of caring for a cemetery.

Harrison Goodall Preservation Fellowship

2023 Applications for the Harrison Goodall Preservation Fellowship are open! The Fellowship aims to develop students and enterprising professionals into the preservation leaders of tomorrow. Fellows grow professionally through coaching from the fellowship committee and a preservation mentor and an award to support an innovative project in the field of historic preservation. Applications close April 3, 2023.

How Can We Help?

Whether you know you want to start your career in the historic trades, or you’re looking for ways to find out, we can help. Here, you can:

Tradesperson sawing lumber at a training

The time between starting a career and becoming a professional is crucial. This period, often underserved, can provide important development and networking vital to your professional success. We can help you to:

Two men in hats bend metal.

The new generation of tradespeople requires the expertise of and investment from today’s craftworkers. See how you can give back and contribute to the profession:

Two people sitting by a log cabin in the forest.

Training programs are investment and resource intensive. The Campaign is conglomerating information to make it easier to start a program or expand existing ones. Here, you can:

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Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month

March Women’s History Month and Women In Construction Week is March 5 - 11, 2023! The Campaign for Historic Trades would like to highlight resources for women who are and want to be in the trades.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up...

Preservation Around the World: Japan’s Ise Shrine 

Preservation Around the World: Japan’s Ise Shrine 

Ukiyo-e by Sadahide Utagawa (1807-1873) depicting Emperor Meiji riding a portable shrine to go worship at Ise Shrine on March 11, 1869. Every 20 years the citizens surrounding the Ise Shrine gather to rebuild the inner shrine. This ancient tradition dates back two...

Just Announced: The American Historic Trades Summit

Just Announced: The American Historic Trades Summit

A Convening hosted by The Campaign for Historic Trades The Campaign for Historic Trades is excited to announce the first American Historic Trades Summit in Providence, RI June 12-14, 2023. The Summit will help develop a network for historic trades training programs,...

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