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2014 Preservation Workshops


Annual Certified Local Governments Training at the 2014 Kansas Preservation Conference
September 11, 2014

The Kansas Preservation Alliance is hosting the 2014 Kansas Preservation Conference September 11-12 in Emporia, KS. From 1 p.m to 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2014 staff and volunteers from the state's Certified Local Governments (CLGs) are invited to attend the first annual CLG Training at the Emporia Granada Theater.  State Historic Preservation Office staff will update attendees on the CLG program in Kansas, local and state preservation laws, and opportunities for funding.  The event will include time for attendees to share information about their own local projects and to ask questions.  Watch for more information coming soon! Contact Katrina Ringler at 785-272-8681 ext. 215 or kringler@kshs.org with any questions.


Window Restoration and Weatherization Boot Camp - Lecompton
September 15-19, 2014
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. all five days

With instruction from restoration expert Bob Yapp, participants can restore and weatherize nine complete, double-hung windows in Constitution Hall State Historic Site at Lecompton, KS.  Learn how to:

  • remove wooden window sashes for repair
  • safely strip old paint and glazing putty
  • repair wooden elements of historic windows

Registration fee of $75 per person provides materials, equipment, and lunches. Registration is limited to 18 participants. Contractors and traditional carpenters are encouraged to participate, but registration is open to all.  To register, contact the Cultural Resources Division of the Kansas Historic Society at 785-272-8681, ext. 240; cultural_resources@kshs.org.  Click here for a printable flyer.

Constitution Hall is located at 319 Elmore, Lecompton. Event supported by a generous grant from the Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council.

Bob Yapp's Window Restoration Boot Camp - Wichita
October 13-17, 2014
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. all five days

Join Bob Yapp at the Linwood Park Greenhouse, 1700 S. Hydraulic in Wichita for five days of hands-on instruction in all the tricks and trades of restoring historic windows. See the workshop flyer for more information and registration.  Contact Kathy Morgan at the City of Wichita Historic Preservation Office with any questions. She can be reached at kmorgan@wichita.gov or 316-268-4421.


Meet with a Preservation Expert

Do several property owners in your community have questions about preservation programs, like the National Register of Historic Places, tax credits and grants? The State Historic Preservation Office staff is available to meet with property owners or groups upon requested. Call Marsha at 785-272-8681, ext. 240 to schedule an appointment.