The Natchitoches Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) would like to invite the public to attend a Preservation Trades Workshop this Saturday, April 27 from 1-5pm at the NCPTT offices in Natchitoches. This event is hosted by the Preservation Trades Network, and is a great opportunity to meet and learn from trades professionals about how to restore historic buildings. The PTW brings in demonstrators from across the region that will share information on traditional trades during their hour and half sessions.
All are welcome to attend – restoration contractors, DIY homeowners and anyone with an interest in old buildings. Sessions will cover slate roofs, wood windows, steel windows, masonry, bousillage, and plaster.
The afternoon sessions are free to the public and child friendly. After the demonstrations there will be a keynote by Jim Turner of Turner Restoration from Detroit, Michigan. Jim is also the Executive Director of the Commonwealth Preservation Trades in Louisville, Kentucky and will be discussing the trades and training the next generation. Snacks and drinks will be provided during the keynote.
The Preservation Trades Network is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1997 with a mission to empower the traditional building trades through network, good works, community, fellowship and education.