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Old House Care: Plaster Workshop

October 11, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

WMAN champions the economic, environmental, and community benefits of saving our historic places. This workshop series provides those who reside in old homes with the knowledge of common materials and methods for their maintenance and restoration.

WMAN’s Historical Preservation Initiative and Cliveden invite you to attend three workshops about the care of materials commonly found in old homes, with a range of topics including weather stripping, plaster repair, and repointing. Head to the Carriage House at Morton and Cliveden Streets.

Suggested donation: $10 per workshop, or $25 for all three. Online registration recommended as space is limited; click here to register for one or the series.

Additional session:

Masonry: Mortar and Brick Workshop
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
6:30-8:00 p.m.


Ray Tschoepe: Ray earned his master’s in historic preservation at the University of Pennsylvania and has worked in the field for more than 30 years, first as an independent restoration contractor and then as director of conservation at the Fairmount Park Conservancy. There, Ray and his staff worked to conserve about 20 18th- and 19th-century buildings. Since 2000, Ray has also taught a core course in Building Conservation in the historic preservation program at Bucks County Community College. He is also a regular contributor to Old House Journal.

Andrew Staples: Andrew is the conservation supervisor at the Fairmount Park Conservancy. Prior to joining the Conservancy, he spent five years working as a contractor in his father’s plumbing and heating business. Having been brought up around the trades, he developed an interest in the history and development of construction techniques and technologies.  Andrew holds a master’s in Archaeology of Buildings from the University of York.


October 11, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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98 East Cliveden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19119 United States
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