IPTW 2010-Frankfort, KY

14th annual International Preservation Trades Workshop - IPTW 2010
Frankfort, Kentucky - October 21-23, 2010

From October 21-23, 2010, the 14th annual International Preservation Trades Workshop - IPTW 2010 was held in Frankfort, Kentucky in partnership with the Kentucky Heritage Council, The Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist & Convention Bureau and the Frankfort Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites.  The 2010 Kentucky State Historic Preservation Conference, co-sponsored by the Kentucky Heritage Council and Preservation Kentucky Inc. took place in conjunction with IPTW 2010  IPTW 2010 provided unique opportunities for preservation tradespeople, architects, preservation organization staff members, historic property stewards, state and local government employees, homeowners and students to gain understanding of the preservation trades and create exchanges between professionals and the public through interactive demonstrations, educational sessions and one-on-one discussions. 

Sessions and demonstrations included roofing techniques, plaster repair and maintenance, repair of historic porches and exterior elements, proper masonry materials and repair, painting and paint removal, new regulations in lead paint abatement, restoration of historic lighting fixtures, blacksmithing, wood and steel window restoration, stained glass repair, dry laid stone construction, project documentation, understanding business tools including the web and social media, decision-making, and the benefits of hiring a certified restoration tradesperson.  The workshop featured more than 30 demonstrators from all parts of the country and beyond – including some of the most highly skilled craftspeople in their fields.

Most activities took place inside the Frankfort Convention Center, although some demonstrations – such as blacksmithing – took place outside on the lawn and at the Old State Capitol, including a “Dutchman” repair workshop directed by the masonry division of the National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick, Md. 

IPTW 2010 Demonstrators

IPTW 2010 Partners

Kentucky Heritage Council logo

Kentucky Heritage Council
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Heritage Council / State Historic Preservation Office is responsible for the identification, protection and preservation of historic buildings, sites and cultural resources throughout the Commonwealth, in partnership with other state and federal agencies, local communities and interested citizens. This mission is integral to making communities more livable and has a far-ranging impact on issues as diverse as economic development, jobs creation, affordable housing, tourism, community revitalization, environmental conservation and quality of life.


Frankfort Tourist & Convention Commission logo

Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist & Convention Commission
The Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist and Convention Commission's Visitors Center, located five blocks from the Kentucky statehouse, offers maps and information about local sites.

Frankfort Parks & Recreation logo

Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites
Frankfortís Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites maintains several landmarks. Leslie Morris Park on Fort Hill preserves the remains of two Civil War earthwork forts amid a 125-acre forest. The Capital City Museum displays material related to the history of the community. Kentucky River View Park interprets that riverís colorful past, and Cove Spring Park is located at the site of one of the first public municipal reservoirs west of the Appalachians. The department also conducts history related tours and special events.

Kentucky Historical Society logo

Kentucky Historical Society
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) was formed in 1836 by a group of prominent Kentuckians intent on preserving the history of the commonwealth. It was chartered as the state society in 1838 and began to collect books and printed materials. The Society became an agency of Kentucky state government in the early 1950s. KHS, an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, has more than 3,300 members to whom it provides support and educational services. Outreach programs collaborate with more than 430 local historical organizations. KHS is administered by an executive committee, and supported by the KHS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.

IPTW 2010 Premier Sponsors

Hardscuffle, Inc. logo

Hardscuffle, Inc. | American Life and Accident Insurance Company of Kentucky
471 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Supporter of Preservation
Nana Lampton, Chairman & CEO

LimeWorks.us logo

PO Box 151, Milford Square, PA 18935
LimeWorks.us is a specialized supplier creating compatible lime mortars, plasters and paints used in repairing vintage structures and for building sustainable buildings.

Rochester Miller Restoration, Inc.

Rochester-Miller Restoration, Inc.
1112 Russell Cave Road, Paris, KY 40361
Miles Miller is the president and owner of Rochester-Miller Restoration Inc. The company was formed in 1981 soon after Miles graduated from the University Of Kentucky College Of Business Administration. Over the past 28 years, Rochester-Miller Restoration's resume of jobs could be a virtual "Where's Where" of the Bluegrass's historical structures. Miles has twice received the Blue Grass Trust's "Preservation Craftsman of the Year" award covering all the trades, as well as the Kentucky Heritage Council's "Service to Preservation" award. He was an eight year board member of Commonwealth Preservation Advocates and Preservation Kentucky. Miles is also a part time Kentucky Community and Technical College System teacher, having taught numerous classes in masonry restoration, and has lectured at numerous Kentucky Heritage Council's, statewide conferences.

IPTW 2010 Major Sponsors

Heritage Restoration, Inc. logo

Heritage Restoration Inc.
122 Manton Ave, Box #7, Providence, RI 02909
Heritage Restoration, Inc. is an historic building restoration, maintenance and preservation contractor. HRI specializes in design, project planning, general contracting, milling, reproduction, and window & door restoration.

Ray Black & Son logo

Ray Black & Son, Inc.
349 South 31st St., Paducah, KY 42001
Ray Black & Son, Inc., a family-owned construction company, providing construction services within the Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois region. In addition, Ray Black & Son has become a strong proponent for the preservation of historic buildings. It has received recognition, on both national and local levels, for projects that show an unusually high attention to detail and historic accuracy.

Turner Restoration, LLC logo

Turner Restoration, LLC
PO Box 02775, Detroit, MI 48202
The windows in your home are valuable. At Turner Restoration, we respect the inherent quality of older windows and work to use original materials to restore your windows. We specialize in working with both wood and steel windows, allowing your home to retain its historic look while making it more energy efficient. We believe in practical preservation. We preserve the original windows in your home not just because they are historic, but rather because the windows usually represent the best choice for your home.

IPTW 2010 Contributing Sponsors

Thaddeus Stevens Preservation Trades Technology Program

Preservation Trades Technology Program, Thaddeus Steven College of Technology
750 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
The Preservation Trades Technology Program at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is directed toward those individuals entering or already employed in the building trades who seek the specialized skills in traditional and preservation trades needed to prepare them for this growing segment of the construction industry.  Industry surveys of the Lancaster area have indicated not only a demand for a workforce well trained in these preservation skills, but also that historic building owners recognize the value of proper training and experience in having a successful preservation project.

Quid Tum Historic Structures Consulting

Quid Tum Historic Structures Consulting
106 Horace Greeley Road, Amherst, New Hampshire 03031
Quid Tum, Historic Structures Consulting offers teaching and technical services for documentation, conservation, repair and maintenance of historic structures. Capabilities include; historic structures reports and cultural resource inventories, condition assessments and maintenance plans, preservation training, teaching and workshops, project planning and consultation on development of interdisciplinary teams, post-disaster assessment and recovery planning, website design and custom database applications.

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