Historic Preservation Training Center        



National Park Service                       U.S. Department of Interior


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

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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.









































Carpentry Section - HPTC


Jim Bailey, Supervisory Exhibits Specialist
Area of Responsibility: Carpentry Team and HPTC Program Instruction
Office: (301) 698-5784 ext. 206 Fax: (301) 682-4576
Email: james_bailey@nps.gov

Brown Truslow, Exhibits Specialist                      Area of Responsibility: Assistant to Supervisory  Exhibits Specialist                                           Office: (301) 698-5784 ext. 207 Fax: (301) 682-4576                                                           Email: brown_truslow@nps.gov

Laurence Seaboyer, Exhibit Specialist            Area of Responsibility: Staff Exhibits Specialist     Office: (301) 698-5784  Fax: (301) 682-4576     Email: laurence_seaboyer@nps.gov


News and Announcements     

Congratulations and best wishes to Donnie Runion and Roddy Rohrer who retired in December of 2010.

Donnie Runion


Roddy Rohrer


Passing of Christopher P. Ash 

NPS Maintenance Worker Christopher P. Ash died on October 16, 2011 following an extended battle with cancer. He was 38 years old.  Chis is survived by his wife Beth and their six month old son Lucas.

Prior to working at Historic Preservation Training Center, Chris began his National Park Service career as a Student Career Experience Program employee at Martin Luther King NHS. 

Chris was known as a dedicated preservation worker and was well respected and liked by his co-workers at the Center. During the many months that he battled cancer, Chris often expressed the thanks and gratitude  he and his family held for all the NPS employees that kindly donated their leave to him after he had exhausted his own sick leave account