The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is partnering 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, USA.
The 15th annual International Preservation Trades Workshop (IPTW)
will be held August 2-6, 2011 on the campus of Thaddeus Stevens
College of Technology, 750 E. King Street in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
IPTW 2011 will bring together hundreds of the best preservation and
traditional trades crafts people, as well as preservation architects,
preservation consultants, building trades contractors and others from
the US, Canada, Europe and beyond, who are interested in learning
more about preservation and traditional trades techniques, tools,
materials and practices. For those who work in the preservation and
traditional building trades, this is a gathering of their 'tribe.'
For others, it offers a unique opportunity to see some of the finest
crafts people at work and learn more about how historic building
preservation is accomplished in construction.
We are currently seeking proposals from potential demonstrators and
presenters. If you practice a traditional or preservation trade that
you would like to demonstrate that will highlight particular
techniques, materials, tools and skills related to the preservation
or restoration of historic structures we would like to hear from you.
Visit the web site at http://www.iptw.org/demonstrator.htm to access
the demonstrator guidelines and proposal form.
More than 50 presentations and in-depth hands-on demonstrations will
showcase the talents of some of the world's best preservation and
traditional crafts people. There will also be two-day in-depth
pre-conference workshops in Preservation and Repair of Porches and
Painting Historic Buildings, a one-day Lead Safety for Renovation,
Repair and Painting EPA certification course and an extended course
in timber framing. Special pre-conference tours will include a trip
to the Mercer Museum, Fonthill and the Moravian Pottery and Tile
Works. Another tour will include a demonstration of a water powered
vertical saw mill at Daniel Boone Homestead, a behind the scene tour
of the Ball and Ball Hardware workshops and a tour of the Wharton
Escherick home and studio. Conference and workshop sessions are
eligible for American Institute of Architects continuing education
Opportunities currently exist for event sponsorships, product and
service exhibitors, non-profit and educational exhibitors and student
Barry A. Loveland, Chief
Division of Architecture and Preservation
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, Room N118
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0053
717.214.2988 FAX firstname.lastname@example.org