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2015 Preservation Workshops

Window Restoration and Weatherization Boot Camp - Lecompton

April 7 - 10, 2015
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. all four 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 and lunches. Participants will need to provide their own lead-rated, double-filter face mask (purple filters) and gloves. 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.

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

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. Contact Marsha at 785-272-8681, ext. 240, to schedule an appointment.