Training opportunity: Log Preservation & Repair Intensive Workshop

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Date: March 30, 2018
Contact: Cory Thole, 907-983-9263
Contact: Aric Baldwin, 907-983-9262

Skagway - Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and the Vanishing Treasures Program offer a free Log Preservation and Repair Intensive Workshop April 10-19. The workshop focuses on the hands-on skills necessary for repairing and reusing historic log structures. Participants will be working together on an actual structure. The goal is to complete a log cabin by the end of the workshop.


Learning Objectives

Topics covered in the workshop include:

  • Scribing
  • Foundations
  • Windows and doors for log structures
  • Dry vs. green logs
  • Removing and replacing rotten logs
  • Chinking
  • Evaluation and condition assessment of log buildings
  • Brief history of log construction in Alaska
  • Finishes

Date and Time

April 10-13 and 16-19 from 8:00am-4:30pm. There is no class on Saturday April 14 or Sunday April 15

Classroom portions will be held in the National Park Service maintenance receiving room located on 1st Avenue and Alaska Street. Field portions will be held in Bay 3 of the small boat harbor. Although the log work and assembly will be done inside, participants should be prepared to work outside as well.

Sign Up Today
Register online at Log Preservation Workshop Registration Form. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with additional information about the workshop. For questions and concerns, please contact Acting Chief of Maintenance Cory Thole at e-mail us or (907) 983-9263 or Trail Crew Lead Aric Baldwin at e-mail us

Vanishing Treasures
The Vanishing Treasures Program is a National Park Service program that supports the preservation of traditionally-built architecture in the Western United States, facilitates the perpetuation of traditional skills, and promotes connections between culturally associated communities and places of their heritage.

Vanishing Treasures Program staff are located in various parks and offices throughout the west. The program provides a full range of historic preservation services to parks, perpetuating traditional building knowledge and skills while promoting cultural resources stewardship.

When first established in 1998, “Vanishing Treasures” were defined as sites in the arid West that were being preserved in a state of ruin. Today, after the merger of Vanishing Treasures and the Western Center for Historic Preservation, the program has expanded its focus to any type of traditional architecture in the American West regardless of its condition.

Last updated: March 30, 2018

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Mailing Address:

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
P.O. Box 517

Skagway, AK 99840


(907) 983-9200

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