Historic Preservation Education Foundation’s Partners in Training program supported several events in Spring 2016.
The Montana Preservation Alliance hosted a workshop entitled “The ABCs and 123s of Schoolhouse Preservation” on June 4 in Red Lodge, MT. Addressing the basics of preserving small, rural schoolhouses the event demonstrated how to document and assess conditions, determine when to work with professionals or tackle hands-on do-it-yourself fix-ups, and how to find funding and volunteers. A second workshop was held in Helena, MT in September.
The Galveston Historical Foundation’s “Approaching Water: A Symposium on Strategies for Adapting Historic Buildings to Coastal Flooding”was held on June 16-17. Using four case study historic houses in flood-prone areas, the symposium explored a variety of mitigation strategies including reinforcement, structural elevation, and flood-proofing.
Since 2014, HPEF’s Partners in Training program has provided support for thirteen initiatives that increase technical preservation training and education.