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Introductory Dry Stone Retaining Wall Workshop

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, KY, United States

Introductory Workshops are designed for drystone enthusiasts with little to no previous experience who would like to gain a basic understanding of dry stone construction techniques.  The pace will be comfortable, and participants will learn the fundamental skills needed to build and repair a typical rock fence or retaining wall. Below is a rough example of […]

$400

2-Day Gravestone Preservation Workshop

Pleasant Garden Cemetery 301 Rowe Rd, Chattanooga, TN, United States

Join us at Pleasant Garden Cemetery in Chattanooga, TN, for a FREE 2-day gravestone preservation workshop. Led by expert monument conservator Jonathan Appell, this workshop will encompass the basics of cemetery conservation. We will address common concerns in preservation and maintenance of cemeteries and offer hands-on training with participation encouraged. Learn the most effective techniques […]

Free

Forging Tools for Woodworkers Class

John C. Campbell Folk School 1 Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC, United States

Learn to forge essential woodworking tools including chisels, drawknives, a small carving knife, and a carving axe, if time permits. Learn to heat treat your tools for maximum strength and attach handles to each for utility and style. Prior forging experience is required. Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced Duration: May 19-25th, 2024 Cost: $792 + $55-$90 […]

$792

Mortar Pointing Workshop

Saylor House Kiwanis Park, 371 Dynasty Dr, Hagerstown, MD, United States

Learn how to repair your stone or brick foundations and walls. Join Paul Wade, David Gibney and the Washington County Historical Trust to learn how to repoint your stone or brick foundations and walls. The 2-day hands-on workshop at the historic Saylor House in Kiwanis Park will teach how to assess your mortar, identify the […]

$100

Blacksmith Days 2024

Carroll County Farm Museum 500 South Center St., Westminster, MD, United States

Join the Blacksmith Guild of Central Maryland for the 34th Annual Blacksmith Days weekend event! • Demonstrations to include decorative grinding with Matt and a soon to be announced project with Mark. • Ferriers will be here this year! • Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. • Limited […]

$50

Cruck Timber Framing Workshop

Heartwood School Johnson Hill Road, Washington, MA, United States

Cruck frames use large, curved timbers to transfer the weight of the roof directly down to the foot of the posts. Besides being structurally efficient and allowing the wall frames to be lighter, their soaring arches create a beautiful interior space. Usually, each pair of cruck blades is halved from the same tree. Since the […]

$1,280

Bladesmithing 1 Workshop

Carrie Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark 801 Carrie Furnace Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Learn to create your own blade at the Carrie Blast Furnaces! This three-day workshop features extended shop time and instruction focusing on the forging techniques needed to produce sharp-edged high-carbon steel tools. Participants will learn the fundamental skills required to forge a blacksmithing knife with scroll handle from a single piece of steel. These sessions […]

$325

Cemetery Preservation Workshop – New Haven, CT

Grove Street Cemetery 227 Grove Street, New Haven, CT, United States

Join us at The Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven, CT! The event is co-hosted by The Grove Street Cemetery. All 48 State Tour events are 100% FREE & OPEN to the public 9am-3pm (local time). Participate in gravestone cleaning and learn the most common safe & effective repair techniques! A discussion on historic preservation […]

Free

Cemetery Preservation Workshop – Elizabeth, NJ

Old First Cemetery, New Jersey 42 Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ, United States

Join us at Old First Cemetery in Elizabeth, NJ! The event is co-hosted by Siloam Hope First Presbyterian Church All 48 State Tour events are 100% FREE & OPEN to the public 9am-3pm (local time).   Participate in gravestone cleaning and learn the most common safe & effective repair techniques! A discussion on historic preservation […]

Free

Cemetery Preservation Workshop – Newark, DE

White Clay Creek Church Cemetery 15 Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark, DE, United States

Join us at White Clay Creek Church Cemetery in Newark, DE! The event is co-hosted by White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church. All 48 State Tour events are 100% FREE & OPEN to the public! May 30, 2024: 9am-3pm Agenda: Participate in gravestone cleaning and learn the most common safe & effective repair techniques! A discussion […]

Free

Cemetery Preservation Workshop – Philadelphia, PA

Mount Moriah Cemetery 6201 Kingsessing Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join us at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA on Friday May 31st, 2024! All 48StateTour! events are free & open to the public! 9am - 3pm Agenda: Participate in gravestone cleaning and learn the most common safe & effective repair techniques! A discussion on historic preservation will begin the day with a short walk […]

Free

Woodworking Workshop: Carving Wood Utensils

Peters Valley School of Craft 19 Kuhn Road, Layton, NJ, United States

Come immerse yourself in the satisfying art of shaping wood utensils. This is a great introduction to carving with hand tools as well as designing in three dimensions. You will learn to shave wood using a variety of sharp edge tools including carving knives, gouges, spokeshaves, scrapers, and draw knives as well as the bandsaw […]

$625

Cemetery Preservation Workshop – Frederick, MD

Mount Olivet Cemetery 515 Market Street, Frederick, MD, United States

Join us at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD on June 1, 2024! The event is co-hosted by Mount Olivet Cemetery. All 48 State Tour events are 100% FREE & OPEN to the public! 9am-3pm (local time)   Agenda: Participate in gravestone cleaning and learn the most common safe & effective repair techniques! A discussion […]

Free

Cemetery Preservation Workshop – High View, WV

Timber Ridge Christian Church 5700 Christian Church Road, High View, WV, United States

Join us at Timber Ridge Christian Church Cemetery in High View, WV on Monday June 3rd, 2024! All 48StateTour! events are free & open to the public This event is cohosted by Timber Ridge Christian Church Timber Ridge Christian Church Cemetery 5700 Christian Church Road. High View, WV 26808 6/3/2024 9am-3pm Agenda: Participate in gravestone […]

Free

Cemetery Preservation Workshop – Roanoke, VA

Old Lick Cemetery, Roanoke VA 1250 Orange Ave Northeast, Roanoke, VA, United States

Join us at Old Lick Cemetery in Roanoke, VA on Tuesday June 4th, 2024! All 48StateTour! events are free & open to the public! This event is cohosted by Friends of Old Lick Cemetery Old Lick Cemetery 1250 Orange Ave Northeast, Roanoke, VA 24012 6/4/2024 9am-3pm Agenda: Participate in gravestone cleaning and learn the most […]

Free

Introduction to Tools Workshop – New Orleans, Louisiana

Community Workshop NOLA 3142 Calhoun Street, New Orleans, LA, United States

Join Dykes with Drills in learning an introduction to tools workshop! In this workshop you will learn tool use and safety, team building and have fun doing it! You will be trained to use a variety of tools to begin your woodworking adventure. Following your hands on training, you will form small groups, where you […]

$80

Cemetery Preservation Workshop – Lynchburg, VA

Old City Cemetery Museums and Arboretum 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, VA, United States

Join us at Old City Cemetery Museums and Arboretum in Lynchburg, VA on Wednesday June 5th, 2024! All 48StateTour! events are free & open to the public! This event is cohosted by Old City Cemetery Museums and Arboretum Old City Cemetery Museums and Arboretum 401 Taylor St. Lynchburg, VA 24501 6/5/2024 9am-3pm Agenda: Participate in […]

Free

Cemetery Preservation Workshop – Greensboro, NC

Green Hill Cemetery, Greensboro NC 901 Wharton Street, Greensboro, NC, United States

Join us at Green Hill Cemetery in Greensboro, NC on Thursday June 6th, 2024! All 48StateTour! events are free & open to the public! This event is cohosted by Friends of Green Hill & The City of Greensboro Green Hill Cemetery 901 Wharton St. Greensboro, NC 27401 6/6/2024 9am-3pm Lunch will be provided by Friends […]

Free

Basics of Repointing Brick & Stone Using Lime Mortar Workshop

Craftwork Training Center 3145 State Road, Telford, PA, United States

The workshop will be held at the historic Millhafen Farm—the headquarters of Craftwork Training Center and LimeWorks.us—located at 3145 State Road, Telford, PA 18969. 1 Day – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm The decision to repoint a masonry structure is most often related to some obvious signs of deterioration, such as disintegrating mortar, cracks in […]

$425

Half-Day Craft Workshops – Ages 14+

Touchstone Center for Crafts 1049 Wharton Furnace Road, Farmington, PA, United States

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at working in a craft medium? In these exciting half-day (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) workshops for ages 14 and older, you will learn new techniques and processes while creating hands-on projects in the medium of your choosing. Projects vary and may utilize different materials and techniques […]

$150

Beyond Hands-On Instructor Training

Grand Teton National Park 3 Teton Park Road, Moose, WY, United States

Are you interested in passing on your craft or trades knowledge, but haven’t had the opportunity to develop your teaching skills?  Course Overview The Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) has partnered with Toponexus to develop a collateral-duty instructor training program based on the “Beyond Hands-On" model used in HPTC's Brick Earth Stone Timber (BEST) Workshops. […]

$600

ABANA National Curriculum Level-2 Blacksmithing Workshop

Hart Moore Blacksmithing Studio 1049 Wharton Furnace Road, Farmington, PA, United States

This is a project-based workshop centered on the ABANA National Blacksmith Curriculum, focusing on the NC L-2 curriculum, up to but not including the L-2 grille. We will start with forge welding using the basket-handled poker project, which contains a cornucopia of welding techniques. Evening activities will concentrate on hand tooling and basic heat treatment. […]

$795

Rehab Lab: Repairing and Restoring Old Windows

Hayes Window Restoration ​4439 Hiawatha Ave., Minneapolis, MN, United States

Do you have old wood windows in need of some TLC? Ready to practice window repair skills? Join the staff of Hayes Window Restoration for a hands-on outdoor workshop all about windows. They will explain common window issues and demonstrate basic repairs. This class will focus specifically on glazing, paint prep, and painting. You are […]

$30

LGBTQ+ Intro to the Woodshop Class

Yestermorrow Vermont Campus 7865 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT, United States

This weekend workshop introduces the interested but inexperienced woodworker to woodshop equipment and hand tools. The safe, effective, and efficient use of the table saw, jointer, router, planer, drill press, and band saw will be covered through demonstration and building a hands-on project students will take home, a Shaker-style bench made of solid pine. This […]

$500

Demystifying the Forge – Blacksmithing Workshop

Hart Moore Blacksmithing Studio 1049 Wharton Furnace Road, Farmington, PA, United States

Demystifying the forge and ferrous metals is fabulous! Focusing on working safely and effectively, we will complete a series of exercises to make you comfortable with the processes. Using a couple of mastered techniques, you will make a lot of objects, including bottle openers, spoons, and hooks. Afterward, you can move on to self-designed projects […]

$725

Basic Plaster Wall Repair Workshop

Craftwork Training Center 3145 State Road, Telford, PA, United States

The workshop will be held at the historic Millhafen Farm—the headquarters of Craftwork Training Center and LimeWorks.us—located at 3145 State Road, Telford, PA 18969. 1 Day – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm A versatile building material, plaster was traditionally used as a protective and decorative coating for walls and ceilings. Plaster is much harder than […]

$425

Historic Masonry Workshop

Prescott Farm 2009 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI, United States

This two-weekend program is geared toward contractors, DIY historic homeowners, and students of the trades. Program Objectives: This masonry preservation workshop will teach the fundamentals of masonry brick and stone construction and techniques for stabilization, repair, and repointing. Review the short- and long-term health effects of masonry restoration. Identify and assess masonry materials and styles. […]

$600

Historic Wall Plaster: Repair and Restore Workshop

Saylor House Kiwanis Park, 371 Dynasty Dr, Hagerstown, MD, United States

Learn techniques used to repair and finish brown coast and final plaster coats with original lime materials and modern products. The techniques and skills learned in this workshop are applicable to lathe and plaster repairs, modern drywall repairs, straw bale, and cob construction. This three-day workshop includes materials, lunch, and snacks. Activity Meeting Dates: June […]

$150

Historic Masonry Training- 2 Weekends

Newport Restoration Foundation Mill 51 Touro St, Newport, RI, United States

Who We Are The Newport Restoration Foundation is a non-profit organization established by philanthropist Doris Duke in 1968 to preserve the architectural and cultural heritage of 18th and 19th century Newport. In addition to a collection of more than 70 colonial houses, now rented to tenant stewards, NRF operates properties that are open to the […]

$600

Historic Masonry Workshop

Prescott Farm 2009 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI, United States

Program Objectives: This masonry preservation workshop will teach the fundamentals of masonry brick and stone construction and techniques for stabilization, repair, and repointing. Review the short- and long-term health effects of masonry restoration. Identify and assess masonry materials and styles. Identify and carefully understand cause and effect prior to executing repairs. Understand the differences between […]

$600