Come try your hand at window restoration and help us save the Edge Hill Service Station. May is National Preservation Month and organizations around the country are hosting activities ranging from walking tours to awards ceremonies to hands-on volunteer projects- all intended to highlight the many ways communities benefit from preserving the past. During the week of May 22-28, you have the opportunity to join people from around the United States – and our partners at Adventures in Preservation – in this unique workshop that will teach participants in-place window restoration techniques under the guidance of Phil Mark, Director of Preservation at Stratford Hall. In addition, Dylan Eastman, LEED AP of Courthouse Construction, Inc., and a member of the James River Green Building Council, will lead participants in a discussion of approaches to energy efficiency upgrades and lighting for historic buildings.
Click Here to Register today! Local community volunteers are asked to pay a fee of $300 covering materials, lunches, insurance, and instruction. Various packages are available for those who are traveling from out of town and need lodging. All volunteers are invited to extend their stay in Gloucester through Memorial Day weekend and explore the history of the region with an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Colonial Williamsburg’s Archaeology Research Programs on Saturday, May 28. More details about this unique way to celebrate Preservation Month are available at www.adventuresinpreservation.org.If you cannot attend the workshop, we would still love for you to come by during the last week in May to check out our progress on the windows and learn more about the restoration of this landmark building. We will also hold an evening event on Thursday May 26th at the Main Street Preservation Trust to showcase the workshop and the restoration process. This event is free and open to the public, so please mark your calendars.