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International Preservation Trades Workshop 2007: "Coming Home"
Historic Preservation Blog from PreservationDirectory.com - Preservation Trades Network, National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center, International Preservation Trades Workshop
Contributed By: Preservation Trades Network, Inc.
Email The Author: info@PTN.org
Website: http://www.iptw.org

International Preservation Trades Workshop 2007: "Coming Home"

Preservation Trades Network is proud to announce that the 10th Anniversary International Preservation Trades Workshop will be held in partnership with the National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) at the historic Jenkins Cannery.  By co-sponsoring the 1st IPTW in 1997, HPTC played a critical role in the birth and development of PTN, and has been a strong partner in the PTN's subsequent growth.  This joint event will give the preservation trades community an opportunity to honor another significant milestone - the 30th Anniversary of the Historic Preservation Training Center.  Make plans now to attend what promises to be a very special celebration of homecoming, and the vitality of the traditional trades.

IPTW 2007: "Coming Home"
Thursday, October 11 - Saturday, October 13, 2007
Frederick, Maryland

In addition to the demonstrations, presentations and "hands on" sessions that have been a feature of every previous IPTW, we are planning some new and exciting offerings including a Preservation Trades Jobs Fair and other events to be announced.  Highlights of this IPTW will include the presentation of the 2007 Askins Achievement Award, the annual IPTW auction, music and social events. 

Those who attended IPTW 1997, will especially impressed by the many cultural, civic and revitalization projects in Frederick over the last 10 years.  Within a short distance of the IPTW venue are the Community Bridge Mural, an Award-winning trompe l'oeil mural at the Carroll Street Bridge, the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, a non-profit arts education facility housed in a rehabilitated mill building, and a lively historic district.  The Frederick Official Tourism Website has a complete listing of places and events, along with an excellent interactive map tool.

Mark your calendars and plan to join your friends for what promises to be the biggest and best IPTW yet!  Check this website often for updates on events, schedules and registration information.

The Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC)
Since 1997 the National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center has operated an on-going developmental training program structured to produce a cadre of trained individuals who are placed in the national park system after certification and three years experience at HPTC. The Training Center's preservation construction services provided to parks and other federal, state and local organizations use these projects as the training venue for its program participants. The Historic Preservation Training Center also provides preservation technical consultants to other units of the Service, federal agencies, and international preservation organizations.

It all Started Here - The 1st International Preservation Trades Workshop: IPTW 1997, Frederick, Maryland
The Historic Preservation Training Center of the National Park Service co-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.  IPTW 1997 demonstrated conclusively that there was both an audience and a demand for an event based around hands-on demonstrations of the skills of all of the trades engaged in preservation.  It also established the basis for a system of networking and information sharing among people in all of the trades. Although trade specific groups such as the Timber Framers Guild, International Log Builders Association, and Stone Foundation had already established strong systems of communication and collaboration, it was the first domestic event “by the trades and for the trades” to bring practitioners of a wide diversity of trades together in a single venue.

The hands-on demonstrations provided a catalyst for further discussion between practitioners of the traditional trades.  It was evident that primary goals of the community were collaborative participation in project teams composed of diverse preservation professionals, and the desire to share the skills and knowledge of the traditional trades.

Preservation Trades Network, Inc.
PO Box 249
Amherst, New Hampshire  03031-0249
Phone: (866) 853-9335 (toll free)
FAX: (866) 853-9336
E-mail us: info@PTN.org


Keywords: Preservation Trades Network, National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center, International Preservation Trades Workshop

Posted: August 14, 2007
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