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    • 17 Apr 2017
    • 12 May 2017
    • Various locations in Connecticut

    The Connecticut Trust is partnering with the State Historic Preservation Office to offer training on historic wood window repair through lectures and hands-on workshops.  The Preservation Education Institute, a Division of HistoricWindsor, Inc. in Windsor, Vermont, will lead the programs.

    Lecture demos (evening program at four locations)- free of charge

    Monday, April 17 - Torrington Historical Society, Torrington
    Tuesday, April 18 – Brainerd Academy, Haddam
    Monday, May 8 – Norwich (venue TBD)
    Tuesday, May 9 – Keeler Tavern Museum, Ridgefield

    For  more information visit: Free Workshops

     Hands-on workshops (three days each, two locations) - $150 plus $55 for materials

    April 19-21 - Brainerd Academy, Haddam
    May 10-12 - Keeler Tavern Museum, Ridgefield

    For more information visit:3 Day Workshop

    • 06 May 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • Windham Antiques Center, Bellows Falls VT

    Historic Window Restoration Workshop

    A talk and demonstration with Sally Fishburn

    10AM on Saturday May 6, 2017

    at the Windham Antique Center

    Want to learn how to fix up your old windows? 

    This interactive workshop will include a discussion of:

    - Restoring historic windows vs. replacing them

    - The history of windows

    - Lead and asbestos issues

    - A hands on demonstration of how to remove the sash from the frame, paint stripping, glazing and painting

    This event is sponsored by the Rockingham Historic Commission and is free to the public. 

    For more information contact Christy Hotaling, CLG Coordinator for the Town of Rockingham at clg@rockbf.org

    • 19 May 2017
    • 21 May 2017
    • TBD Cincinnati, OH

    Heritage Ohio is hosting a hands on window restoration workshop under the guidance of Jim Turner and Steve Quillian. If you have ever wondered how to deal with older windows, or if you are considering making this your career, you should plan to attend. 

    Details are still being worked out, once all is set we will update here. Also continue to check the Heritage Ohio web site or Facebook page. 

    • 02 Jun 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 04 Jun 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • The Belvedere School for Hands On Preservation


    Window Restoration & Weatherization Boot Camp is a fun and intense, three-day, hands-on learning experience. Students will learn cost-effective restoration & weatherization of original, double-hung, wood windows.

    You will be part of a team restoring original wood, double hung windows in a historic house or building in the Central Park National Historic District in Hannibal, Missouri.  

    This is a tuition-based class with a limit of 12 students. You will be working side-by-side all three days with instructor Bob Yapp. Bob is nationally recognized as one of the top experts in window restoration & is a founding member of The National Window Preservation Standards Collaborative. Bob has restored over 6,500 windows in his 43-year career.

    Window Boot Camp is an intense, learn-by-doing opportunity. You will learn sash removal, safe paint & glass removal, wood repair, glazing putty application, complete weather stripping & sash installation which includes re-roping the sash weights.

    At the end of the three days you and your teammates will have restored and weather stripped a double hung window unit from beginning to end. Every student completing the workshop receives a "Certificate of Completion".

    Homeowners, small contractors, preservation staff, preservation commission members, preservation students, architects and historic building owners all benefit from this hands-on, traditional training event. All skill levels are encouraged to sign up.

    Tuition for this three-day workshop is $400 and includes fresh ground morning coffee, beverages and lunch. Space is limited to ten students in each session and pre-registration is required 

    Affordable hotels and bed & breakfast inns are available for out of town students. For more information or to pre-register call Bob Yapp,

    217-474-6052 or email him, yapperman@msn.com

    June 2, 3 & 4, 2017

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