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IPTW 2021, St. Clairsville, OH - "Forging New Paths"

 

International Preservation Trades Workshop
September 9-12, 2021
Belmont College
St. Clairesville, OH

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IPTW 2018, Frederick, Maryland - "Go Big or Go Home!"

The 22nd International Preservation Trades Workshop returned to Frederick, Maryland and the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Training Center.

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IPTW 2017, Detroit, Michigan - "Makin' It By Hand"

The 21st anniversary IPTW was held at Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan.

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IPTW 2016, Berryville, Virginia - "20 Years Under Our Belt"

The 20th annual International Preservation Trades Workshop was held September 9-11, 2016 at Clermont Farm in Berryville, Virginia.

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IPTW 2015, Burlington, Vermont - "All the Trades Under One Roof"

There was one thing all those who attended IPTW 2015 in Burlington, VT could agree upon….the Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms was probably the most spec-tacular venue of any previous IPTW and the perfect venue for “All the Trades Under One Roof.” Well, we didn’t exactly get them ALL under one roof, but we did our best.

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IPTW 2014, St. Clairsville, Ohio - "Kickin' It Old School"

IPTW 2014 returned to Belmont College, home of the Building Preservation/Restoration (BPR) program, of the oldest and most recognized programs of its kind in the nation, and host of IPTW 2005.

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ITES 2011, Lincoln, England - "1,000 years of Traditional Crafts"

Tradespeople involved in the conservation process must be skilled in traditional materials, tools, and techniques and knowledgeable of preservation, maintenance and conservation methodologies. As part of multidisciplinary teams including architects, conservators, and other professionals, trades practitioners participate in decisions—both philosophical and technical—that impact the long-term preservation of the built heritage.

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IPTW 2011, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission partnered with Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, the Preservation Trades Network, Inc. and other organizations to bring one of the largest gatherings of preservation and traditional trades people and enthusiasts in the world to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The 15th annual International Preservation Trades Workshop (IPTW) was held August 4-6, 2011 on the campus of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, 750 E.

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2010 Shelburne Farms Timber Frame Workshop

This summer the Preservation Trades Network partnered with the Timber Framers Guild to hold our second timber frame workshop the week of June 7-11 at beautiful Shelburne Farms, a membership-supported, nonprofit environmental education center and National Historic Landmark on the shores of Lake Champlain in Shelburne, Vermont. Thie workshop focused on historic restoration and repair techniques.

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IPTW 2010, Frankfort, Kentucky

14th annual International Preservation Trades Workshop - IPTW 2010 Frankfort, Kentucky - October 21-23, 2010 From October 21-23, 2010, the 14th annual International Preservation Trades Workshop - IPTW 2010 was held in Frankfort, Kentucky in partnership with the Kentucky Heritage Council, The Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist & Convention Bureau and the Frankfort Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites.

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2009 Kentucky Rendezvous

During the week of June 27th thru July 4th the Preservation Trades Network (PTN) partnered with the Timber Framers Guild (TFG), the Dry Stone Conservancy and the Slate Roof Contractors Association to hold their first Preservation Rendezvous in Frankfort Kentucky. The event was most graciously hosted by the Kentucky Heritage Council, The Frankfort Tourist Commission and the City of Frankfort parks department who showed the participants what a real Kentucky welcome means.

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IPTW-ITES 2009, Leadville, Colorado

The 13th annual International Preservation Trades Workshop was held by the Preservation Trades Network in partnership with the Colorado Mountain College Historic Preservation program. The 3rd International Trades Education Symposium was held in conjunction with IPTW 2009. These combined events will take place in the spectacular natural setting of the Rocky Mountains.

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2008 Preservation Field School

The World Monuments Fund, Preservation Trades Network, and the University of Florida sponsored an interdisciplinary eight-week program that combined historic preservation, traditional trades, green design, and sustainable construction.

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IPTW 2008, Barre, Vermont - "A Place for the Trades"

The 12th annual International Preservation Trades Workshop was held July 18-20, 2008 by the Preservation Trades Network, in partnership with the Vermont Granite Museum and Stone Arts School and the Preservation Education Institute and Historic Windsor, Inc. Participants from more than 20 states and 5 countries traveled to Barre, Vermont, a place where this year’s workshop theme – “A Place for the Trades” – holds special meaning.

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2007 Casey Farm Workshop

On June 2nd and 3rd, 2007, Casey Farm in Saunderstown, Rhode Island hosted the Preservation Trades Network’s regional Preservation Trades Workshop in partnership with Historic New England and Heritage Restoration, Inc.

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IPTW 2007, Frederick, Maryland - "Coming Home"

The National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center shop facility at the historic Jenkins Cannery was the main venue for the 10th Anniversary IPTW and a more diverse group of demonstrations, presentations and workshop sessions than any previous IPTW.

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IPTW-ITES 2007, Tällberg, Sweden

Demonstrators and educators from Europe and North America gathered in the beautiful Lake Siljan Region for the first PTN event to be held outside North America. Workshop sessions explored the them "Leadership for the Trades: A Global Priority Issue" in the 2nd International Trades Education Symposium and concurrent International Preservation Trades Workshop.

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2006 Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 Conservation & Repair Workshop, New Orleans

In partnership with Save Our Cemeteries, the World Monuments Fund, and the American College of the Building Arts, PTN offered a five day pre-IPTW Conservation and Repair Workshop at New Orleans' historic Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.

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2006 New Castle Workshop

On August 12-13, 2006 the Preservation Trades Network and New Castle Historical Society held the 1st Regional Preservation Trades Workshop modeled on the International Preservation Trades Workshop (IPTW) format. The New Castle Workshop featured masters of the traditional building trades, presenting "hands on" demonstrations of preservation and restoration techniques in the heart of New Castle's National Historic Landmark District including demonstrations on:

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IPTW 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana - "Rebuilding Hope – Reclaiming Heritage"

The 10th annual International Preservation Trades Workshop was as different from other IPTW’s as New Orleans is unique among American cities. From the smell of Cajun cooking in the air, to the sight of ships passing along the levee above the main event location, it was clear that this was no ordinary venue when IPTW 2006 came to the Holy Cross Neighborhood of New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, October 26-28th, with the theme "Rebuilding Hope and Reclaiming Heritage".

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New Orleans Projects

Since October of 2005, the Preservation Trades Network (PTN) has been working in partnership the World Monuments Fund (WMF) to identify how we can most effectively assist in the recovery of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

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IPTW 2005, St. Clairsville, Ohio - "Building Bridges to International Collaboration"

Belmont Technical College and Ohio University Eastern hosted the 9th annual International Preservation Trades Workshop, in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Demonstrators and participants from North America, England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, Poland, Sweden and Japan made this a truly international gathering, building both tangible and intangible bridges to international communication and exchange.

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IPTW 2004, Mobile, Alabama - "Education"

IPTW 2004, was held in Mobile, Alabama with the theme of “Education”. The state’s oldest city was founded by the French in 1702 and has buildings dating to the 1820s. The workshop took place in Spanish Plaza, which was built in the 1960s to recognize the Spanish contribution to Colonial Mobile and to honor Malaga, Spain, Mobile’s sister city.

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IPTW 2003, Columbia, Maryland - "Futures"

IPTW 2003 held October 8-11th, in Columbia, Maryland with the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks as co-hosts. The workshop utilized much of the historic farm complex for classrooms, and demonstration areas. The event began with a keynote speech by Clem Labine, founder and editor of Traditional Building and Period Homes magazines and the founder of the Old House Journal. Mr.

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IPTW 2002, Fairmont, West Virginia - "Community"

IPTW 2002 was held in Fairmont, West Virginia on the 1,266 foot span of the historic Jefferson Street High Level Bridge above the Monongahela River. Located in the heart of a historic community founded in 1820, the newly restored bridge was closed to traffic for three days in August to serve as the venue for the workshop.

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IPTW 2001, Brooklyn, New York - "Partnerships"

In partnership with the National Park Service, Gateway National Recreation Area, IPTW 2001 was held in October at historic Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, NY, with the theme “Partnerships”. The National Park Service requested help from PTN to develop facilities at the Ecology Village camping site in the Brooklyn unit of the park, where urban youth experience environmental studies in a natural environment.

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IPTW 2000, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - "Convergence of Architecture and Craft"

In November 2000, the IPTW was held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The Harrisburg event was attended by more than 500 people. The workshop theme – Convergence of Architecture and Craft – also became the focus of a special issue of the APT Bulletin, Vol. XXXIII, No. 1, containing articles by many of the presenters at IPTW.

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IPTW 1999 - Gaithersburg, Maryland

Without major institutional support, the trades community in the form of voluntary organizers, staff, demonstrators, and presenters worked together to donate time, materials and effort to hold IPTW 1998 and 1999 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, Maryland. In 1999, John Fugelso of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission became the 2nd recipient of the Askins Award in recognition of his career as an educator and preservation specialist.

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IPTW 1998 - Gaithersburg, Maryland

Without major institutional support, the trades community in the form of voluntary organizers, staff, demonstrators, and presenters worked together to donate time, materials and effort to hold IPTW 1998 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, Maryland. At IPTW 1998, PTN inaugurated the Askins Achievement Award to honor “significant contributions to the traditional trades”. The award is named in honor of James S.

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IPTW 1997 - Frederick, Maryland

The Historic Preservation Training Center of the National Park Service sponsored the first International Preservation Trades Workshop (IPTW) in 1997 in Frederick, MD in partnership with PTN. As the first event of this kind, attendance exceeded all expectations, and had to be limited to 375 people.

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