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The Preservation Trades Network’s Statement of Equality

We do not build and rebuild alone. We build with friends of all colors, from all walks of life. Varying in our professions and geographic locations, we are united by our passion to extend knowledge and opportunity to anyone who is interested. We reject the established patterns of exclusion that continue to hinder our friends’ accessibility to resources, education, and careers. We create opportunities in the preservation trades through network, good works, community, and scholarships and fellowship. To network is to continuously reach out to others and explore new territory beyond ourselves. Good works are done to provide something of value to enhance and celebrate the human condition within the cultural heritage of a community. Through scholarship and fellowship, we cultivate bonding through the sharing of knowledge and building alongside one another. We do not build and rebuild alone.


“To empower the traditional building trades through network, good works, community, fellowship and education.”


Our Mission


Network

The essential element of the Preservation Trades Network is the network. Why should we network? Because it empowers us in our lives, it reinforces and builds upon our individual talents and our personal values. It manifests through our ability and willingness to connect and share openly with others that takes us beyond our individual selves. Though membership is an important element of a healthy community, a network goes the next step and the next steps onward beyond the immediate community. To network is to continually reach out to other people and to new territory beyond ourselves.


Good Works

We intend through the practice of our combined trades to leave something of value behind us in the built environment, but more importantly we intend to honor values of traditional trade practice in our lives, in our teaching of others, and through our good works. Though we intend to do good work in our individual professions, the effect of good works is that as a community we provide something of value to enhance and celebrate the human condition within the cultural heritage of the built environment.


Community

We do not build and rebuild alone. We build with friends regardless if they be from any walk of life, any country, trade or profession. We share and bond in our experience of working together and with our coming together to build and rebuild we build community. We share of ourselves within community and live fully through our sense of service to our community.


Fellowship

We strive to know each other within our particular trade interest, but more importantly to know and to recognize each other across the interests of many variations of traditional trade practice, personal interests and diversity of professions.


Education

We want to teach others and we ourselves want to learn from each other and from others.

Preservation Trades Network
3349 West Road
Bennington, VT 05201-9614
info@ptn.org


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