The Landmark Society of Western New York is partnering with Cobblestone Museum to offer seminars taught by Steve Jordan, window specialist and author of “The Window Sash Bible.”
Participants will learn how to evaluate windows for repair, strip and paint wood windows and cut and install glass. The seminars are offered through The Landmark Society’s initiative to support skilled trades.
“To rehabilitate a historic building correctly, you need a professional trained in the appropriate skills, such as carpentry, masonry, stained/decorative glass, painting, roof repair, metalwork and window restoration,” said Mitch Rowe, preservation services coordinator for The Landmark Society. “While there are veteran practitioners of the traditional trades in our region, many of them are approaching retirement. We are encouraging a new generation of craftspeople to cultivate the knowledge to care for our historic resources.”
A four-day intensive seminar will take place on June 12-15, as well as a one-day introductory seminar on June 16 at Cobblestone Museum, 14389 W. Ridge Road, Albion. Visit landmarksociety.org/windows for information.
“The Cobblestone Museum is pleased to partner with Landmark Society of WNY to host the Historic Wood Window Seminar during the week of June 12-16,” said Doug Farley, director of Cobblestone Museum. “It’s a great honor to have been selected by Steve Jordan to have our 1849 Cobblestone Schoolhouse as ground zero for this educational, hands-on workshop. Whatever your skill level, I believe taking part in one of the seminars will cover all the bases you need, either for your own personal use or for taking your preservation business to the next level.”
Homeowners, contractors and craftspeople interested in expanding their services are encouraged to attend. Rehabilitation of historic buildings increased over the past decades, providing employment opportunities for craftspeople trained in these specific skills.