Resources

The Campaign for Historic Trades participates in and hosts many events in and around Maryland. Take a look at our upcoming events to see where we’ll be next.

ARTisAn Objective® Workshop MAS-04 – Basic Plaster Wall Repair

Craftwork Training Center 3145 State Road, Telford

Basic Plaster Wall Repair 1 Day – 8:00am to 3:00pm A versatile building material, plaster was traditionally used as a protective and decorative coating for walls and ceilings. Plaster is much harder than drywall, creates a more durable wall surface, and is more adaptable for specialty design features like archways and curves. While original plasterwork ...

$425

ARTisAn Objective® Workshop MAS-06 Lithomex Brick & Stone Surface Repair

Craftwork Training Center 3145 State Road, Telford

MAS06: Lithomex Brick & Stone Surface Repair 1 Day – 8:00am to 2:30pm Rather than cutting out and replacing damaged or decaying brick and stone, impressive repairs can be achieved by using modern lime-based mortars. Lithomex is a state-of-the-art brick and stone resurfacing and repair material specifically designed to restore the profile, surface finish, texture, ...

$425

Window Preservation Alliance Regional Meeting – Virginia

E. O'Byrne Contracting 2311 North Lee Highway, Lexington

Come join your fellow window restorers to talk about managing contract projects, tools, and all things windows! Hosted by E. O'Byrne Contracting, all WPA members and non members are welcome. The program starts mid day on Friday to allow for travel. There will be some presentations and some time for discussions. Saturday will be a ...

$75

ARTisAn Objective – Workshop MAS-02 – Repointing Special Joint Profiles Using Lime Mortar

Craftwork Training Center 3145 State Road, Telford

Repointing Special Joint Profiles Using Lime Mortar 1 Day – 8:00am to 2:30pm As the number of historic buildings continues to increase, so does the demand for masons who have the necessary skill and knowledge critical to the preservation of vintage structures. A skilled and exacting mason can match rebuilt sections of masonry to the ...

$425

ARTisAn Objective® Workshop MAS-01 Basics of Repointing Brick & Stone Using Lime Mortar

Craftwork Training Center 3145 State Road, Telford

Repointing Basics 8:00am to 12:00pm The decision to repoint a masonry structure is most often related to some obvious signs of deterioration, such as disintegrating mortar, cracks in mortar joints, loose bricks or stones, or damp walls. On the surface, restoration projects may appear straight forward and intuitive, but there’s no substitute for skill and ...

$425

ARTisAn Objective® Workshop MAS-03 – Grave Marker & Monument Cleaning & Repair Basics

Craftwork Training Center 3145 State Road, Telford

Grave Marker & Monument Cleaning & Repair Basics 1 Day – 8:00am to 2:30pm While cemeteries are often considered to be perpetual, their most prominent feature, the grave markers, are not. Additionally, deferred maintenance usually accelerates the deterioration of gravestones and monuments which can result in safety hazards. Our preservation practices attempt to keep gravestones ...

$425

HistoriCorps Volunteer Project: Old Brick House

Old Brick House 131 Waterfront Drive, Colonial Heights

PROJECT SITE DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY: Located on land originally inhabited by Arrohatec and Appamattuck Nations in an area now called Conjurer’s Neck, Old Brick House is today among the oldest buildings in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Archaeological excavations have found artifacts dating to the prehistoric Middle and Late Woodland periods (500 B.C to 1600 A.D.). ...

Converting Trees to Timber

Heartwood School Johnson Hill Road, Washington

In this course, students will learn how to maintain a woodlot for future generations of builders and woodworkers. Architect, author, and timber framer Jack Sobon (Hand Hewn: The Traditions, Tools, and Enduring Beauty of Timber Framing) will show us how he manages his own stand of pines for sustainable yield. We will learn various techniques ...

$975

Stereotomy: Building the “Moore” End Table

Heartwood School Johnson Hill Road, Washington

Traditionally, when the young journeyman on the Tour-de-France arrived at a new shop, he would build a pair of sawhorses for the obvious practical reasons, but also to indicate to the owner where he stood in his tour. The more complex he built it, the more time he had been studying Stereotomy - Art du ...

$410

Window Preservation Alliance 6th Annual Conference

Bagala Window Works Westbrook

The countdown has begun and we are another month closer to our annual meeting, October 7-9, 2022! And do not forget to consider our early bird special, "Shop Stop and Visit" on the 6th. Shops in our area are offering a tour of their workspace (to be announced in the coming months). If you cannot make the early ...

$30