Bob Yapp
Bob Yapp

Pine Mountain School for Practical Preservation

April 30 - May 05, 2017

Join nationally known preservation trades artisans Bob Yapp & Patrick Kennedy for a five-day, hands-on learning experience on the beautiful campus of Pine Mountain Settlement School. Working at the awe-inspiring National Historic Landmark campus side-by-side with Bob & Patrick, you will learn cost-effective high-priority restoration maintenance tasks that will prepare you to tackle just about any project.

This will be an intense, learn-by-doing opportunity that covers the many important and prevalent restoration tasks. You will learn exterior wood repair, window repair, masonry repair, roofing/flashing repair, water run-off management/gutter drainage and how to create a maintenance plan for historic structures. At the end of the five days you will know from beginning to end how to properly carry out these repairs on any restoration project. You will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Belvedere School for Hands-On Preservation & Pine Mountain School for Practical Preservation.

Pine Mountain Settlement School is a National Historic Landmark located in Eastern Kentucky, a picturesque location for preservation workshops. It offers comfortable accommodations, farm-fresh meals, and evening entertainment, including authentic bluegrass music.

Bob Yapp has been involved in the restoration or rehabilitation of more than 160 historic properties over 45 years. In 1996 Bob produced and hosted the national PBS 52-show series, About Your House with Bob Yapp, which was co-underwritten by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Bob is a founding co-member of the National Window Preservation Standards Collaborative. He co-wrote and co-edited the new national Window Preservation Standards. As President of Preservation Resources, Inc. based in Hannibal, Missouri, Bob founded the Belvedere School for Hands-On Preservation. Most recently, with Patrick Kennedy's assistance, Bob restored all the windows in the Cupula of George Washington's Mount Vernon Home

Patrick Kennedy has been involved in hands on historic building rehabilitation for over 40 years. From 1997 to 2012 he worked for the Kentucky Heritage Council, (the state historic preservation office) as an adviser for historic building renovations throughout the state. He continues working on historic log and wood frame buildings as well as window restoration. Patrick helped establish a nationally recognized "hands on" restoration skills program at Pine Mountain Settlement School with major assistance from Bob Yapp.

Patrick continues his work in historic preservation as a 'go to' source for historic building projects, contractor for special preservation projects, instructor at hands-on education workshops and supervisor for HistoriCorps volunteer projects. He lives in rural Owen County Kentucky, with his wife Dara Carlisle and their two dogs Stevie and Buddy Mack.

Class size is very limited.

Cost is $950, which includes tuition, meals, lodging, evening entertainment, and materials.

Pine Mountain offers dormitory and cottage-style housing. Bathrooms are shared. Single rooms are available upon request. Linens are furnished.

The workshop begins with a 6 p.m. dinner on Sunday, April 30 and concludes with lunch on Friday, May 5.

Advance Deposit
A non-refundable advance deposit of $100.00 is required at the time of registration and will apply to the total cost of your reservations. Lodging is not guaranteed without deposit.

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