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Preservation Trades Workshop

10.15.2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Victoria Mansion
106 Danforth Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join us on October 15, 2023 on Victoria Mansion’s lawn for a free public workshop drawing together historic building owners who need work done, and the tradespeople who do the work. For years, preservationists have lamented the lack of workers skilled in the special methods and techniques required to work sensitively on older and historic buildings. While this problem can’t be fixed overnight, we firmly believe that knowledge sharing will be part of the solution.

The day begins with a brief introduction to cultural heritage and historic building preservation. Throughout the day knowledgeable and skilled tradespeople will present brief demonstrations of their trades, including woodwork repairs, window sash glazing, and woodcarving.

Anyone with an interest in older and historic buildings is invited to attend, including homeowners, historic building managers, and professionals like architects and government agency staff. Tradespeople who work on these buildings are invited to attend and connect with building owners. Also invited are tradespeople and contractors who are interested in moving into the preservation trades and learning to work on older and historic buildings.

This is a free event, but registration is required. For further details and registration, click here!