Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Window Preservation Workshops to be held June and July 2012, Pine Mountain, Kentucky

Window preservation instructors Jim Turner and Duffy Hoffman
The Pine Mountain Settlement School will offer two one-week workshops on preserving historic windows at its campus located in rural Pine Mountain, KY. The workshops are geared toward people of all skills levels and could be beneficial for homeowners, contractors, and managers of historic properties.

Steel Windows
Jim Turner, owner of Turner Restoration (Detroit, MI), will instruct a workshop on preserving steel windows, June 10-15, 2012. Participants will learn how to remove steel window units, repair rusted and bent sections, replace missing components, adjust frames, remove and reapply glazing, remove and reapply paint, and other aspects of steel window restoration. Cost for this workshop is $950, which includes tuition, meals, lodging, student materials, and safety glasses. For more information, visit here.

Wood Windows
Duffy Hoffman, third generation craftsman and owner of P and R Inc., will instruct a workshop on preserving wood windows, July 15-20, 2012. Participants will follow the sash restoration process from removal of the window, to paint removal, repair, use of epoxies, Dutchman repair, glazing and re-installation. The pros and cons of window weatherization, including the energy savings of storm windows will also be discussed. Cost of the workshop is $750, which includes tuition, meals, lodging, student materials and safety glasses. For more information, visit here.

Since 2002, Pine Mountain Settlement School has offered hands-on field schools that emphasize practical preservation techniques that anyone should be able to master. Founded in 1913 as a boarding school for mountain children and as a settlement serving the community through economic, health and cultural initiatives, the school continues to provide instruction in environmental education and traditional arts and culture. More than 3,000 students visit its National Historic Landmark campus each year to participate in day programs or week-long programs. Pine Mountain Settlement School is a non-profit institution.

Patrick Kennedy
Restoration Project Manager
Kentucky Heritage Council
300 Washington Street
Frankfort, KY 40601