Restoration Maintenance Workshop - Pine Mountain, Kentucky

Date and Time: 
May 1, 2017 (All day) - May 5, 2017 (All day) America/Chicago
Pine Mountain Settlement School Pine Mountain, Kentucky


Restoration Maintenance Workshop

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.  

The Workshop.  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.


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


About Bob Yapp.  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 series, About Your House with Bob Yapp. The 52 show series was co-underwritten by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Bob is one of the founding members of the National Window Preservation Standards Collaborative. He co-wrote and co-edited the new national Window Preservation Standards.

Bob is President of Preservation Resources, Inc. based in Hannibal, Missouri where he 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 


About Patrick Kennedy. Patrick has been involved in hands on historic building rehabilitation for over 40 years. He continues working on historic log and wood frame buildings as well as window restoration. 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.  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. 


Registration.  Class size is very limited.  Cost of the workshop is $950, which includes tuition, meals, lodging, evening entertainment, and materials. The workshop begins with a 6 p.m. dinner on Sunday, April 30 and concludes with lunch on Friday, May 5.  Register at   You can also call 606-558-3571 or email for more information 

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