The Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School (PNWPFS) is now accepting applications for three one-week sessions at the Railroad Ranch in eastern Idaho this September. The curriculum includes strategies for assessing and repairing historic wood and log construction, rehabilitating historic windows, masonry repair, as well as other projects, lectures on cultural resource management, local history, tours and more!
Join us at the Railroad Ranch for an exciting week of preservation training and education.
The Field School has been teaching hands-on preservation skills at historic sites throughout Oregon, Idaho, and Washington for over 25 years. This year, the PNWPFS will be held at the historic Railroad Ranch at Harriman State Park in eastern Idaho.
During three one-week sessions in September 2022, field school participants will assist with the rehabilitation of the historic ranch structures including the Oil House, Tractor Shed, Harriman Cottage, and other structures. Projects will include wood and log repair, log replacement, window rehabilitation, condition assessments, cultural landscape investigations, and specialized historic building maintenance. Professionals will provide evening lectures on the history, theory, and practice of cultural resource management and historic preservation. Participants live, learn, and work at the site throughout the session. All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion confirming their basic knowledge of historic preservation theory and practice. For an additional fee, participants may register for two University of Oregon Continuing Education credits.