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Published on June 21st, 2016 | by TLV News


Historic Window Restoration Workshop June 26–July 1 with Duffy Hoffman

Many of us know the lull and pull of the beautiful historic properties found throughout the South. Whether you just love looking at these stately manors or actually own one of your own, we all know the extensive research and work preserving the past can take. Join us for our first in a series of historic preservation educational workshops, teaching traditional building techniques of historic structures June 26–July 1. Leading preservation specialist Duffy Hoffman will teach how and why one should retain, restore, and preserve historic windows.

Duffy Hoffman is the owner of Hoffman Preservation and Restoration, Inc., which is a professional practice that focuses on educational workshops and advocates for the preservation of historic properties. This is accomplished through teaching proper treatment of restoring historic windows, woodwork, and plaster; porch repairs; historic structure stabilization and maintenance; and weatherization of historic buildings.

Hoffman is one of the most inclusive window and historic painting and paint removal restoration professionals in the US. He travels the country to consult on historic projects, primarily window sash restorations, and is highly regarded throughout the historical trade community for developing techniques that anyone can learn. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn hands-on historic preservation techniques one-on-one.

The workshop will begin on Sunday, June 26 with a presentation on the basics of restoring windows in Historic Chalmers Institute located at 151 SW Boundary St. in Holly Springs, Mississippi. This portion of the program is free and open to the public. You can get additional information as well as register for the week-long workshop at www.preservemarshallcounty.org or by calling (901) 336-4090.

The cost of the workshop is free for students from local vocational schools, $100 for local preservationists, and $200 for contractors, professionals, and state historic preservation officers. The fee includes breakfast, lunch, and drinks, which will be provided on-site at Chalmers Institute. Also provided are window restoration materials, specialty tools, and protective glasses and gloves.

This is the first of the historic preservation outreach workshops hosted by Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs, Inc. (PMCHS), whose goal is to teach historic building owners, contractors, and professionals about the nuts and bolts of proper treatment of historic properties, according to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.

The Windows Workshop is funded in part by Mississippi Department of Archives and History and their Certified Local Government grants program, through the National Park Service; promotional funds are provided through Mississippi Development Authority Visit Mississippi. The Local Voice Ligature

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