Historic Preservation Training Center        



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  HPTC Mission Statement




The Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) is dedicated to the safe preservation and maintenance of national parks or partner facilities by demonstrating outstanding leadership, delivering quality preservation services, and developing educational courses that fulfill the competency requirements of Service employees in the career fields of Historic Preservation Skills, Risk Management, Maintenance, and Planning, Design, and Construction.


 HPTC History

                                   The HPTC was founded in  1977 to meet the growing demand for craft skills development for NPS employees tasked with preserving the thousands of historic structures within the National Park System.  In 1995, the Center joined the NPS Training and Development Division to become one of four NPS Training Centers.

 The HPTC is currently located in Frederick, Maryland.  The headquarters/administrative office is located within the Monocacy National Battlefield at the historic Gambrill House.

  The Shop is located in the historic Jenkins Cannery building in downtown Frederick. The HPTC staff and trainees currently total approximately 70.





























Woodcrafting - HPTC


Chris McGuigan, Supervisory Exhibits Specialist
Area of Responsibility: Woodcrafting Team and HPTC Program Instruction
Office:  (301) 698-5784 ext. 201 Fax: (301) 682-4576 Email: chris_mcguigan@nps.gov

Dean Wigfield , Exhibits Specialist                  Area of Responsibility: Assistant to Woodcrafting Team Supervisor                                          Office: (301) 698-5784 ext. 203/204 Fax: (301) 682-4576                                                           Email: dean_wigfield@nps.gov                







Mailing Address:

Historic Preservation Training Center   National Park Service     4801A Urbana Pike Frederick, MD  21704

Telephone #:                  301-663-8206                  Fax #:                                301-663-8032

Regular Business Hours: 8:00 - 5:00 M-F