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Please note that Monday May 7th is the last day to register without a late fee for the Society of Architectural Historians Marion Dean Ross (PNW) 2018 annual conference in Astoria. We are looking forward to a jam-packed three days, from touring the stunning new Columbia River Maritime Museum Friday afternoon to a bus tour to see the newly refurbished Astoria Column, among other sights, on Sunday morning We hope to you there! Check out our website for the conference program and instructions on how to register: http://www.sahmdr.org/


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Congratulations to John, winner of this year’s Oregon Heritage Excellence award! So well deserved! We look forward to seeing more of John’s outstanding work at our Friday night reception at the 2018 Society of Architectural Historians Marion Dean Ross annual meeting, where he will give the keynote address on the historic Flavel House. John is our co-host for the May 18th – May 20thconference. For more information, see our website at http://www.sahmdr.org/

Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School

University of Oregon Historic Preservation Program


The Pacific Northwest Field School is open to everyone! Our curriculum is designed to include all those interested in archaeology, architecture, cultural resource management, history, interior architecture, landscape architecture, public history, and hands-on building maintenance as it addresses historic preservation.  The Field School is intended for anyone who is seeking hands-on experience working with preservation craftspeople in the spectacular Pacific Northwest. Students are at the project site each day, where their lessons are interspersed with discussions, tours, projects, and nightly lectures from preservation professionals. This program is open to novice and practicing cultural resource professionals. Undergraduate and graduate credit is also available.


The Field School takes place in late summer at different historic sites in Oregon, Washington, or Idaho each year. Participants can choose one or more sessions during the month-long Field School.

The 2018 Pacific Northwest Field School will be located in Concrete, WA in the foothills of the North Cascades. There will be three sessions in the late summer that will vary in focus. Projects will include window and door restoration, cast concrete repair work, and cultural landscape investigation. While each session has a theme, all entail hands-on work, documentation, a field trip, and nightly lectures given by cultural resource professionals.

Information & Applications

Website: archenvironment.uoregon.edu/pnwfs

Facebook: Pacific Northwest Field School

Contact: pnwfs@uoregon.edu

Participants can earn two credits from the University of Oregon for each repeatable one-week session or register for no credit at a discounted rate. All participants receive a formal certificate of achievement. Tuition includes food, lodging, and transportation during each session. Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel to the Field School location. Scholarships are available.

Full program and schedule now available! http://www.sahmdr.org



Hello, we are looking forward to the possibility of seeing you in Astoria at our 2018 conference, May 18th to 20th. We have an exciting program planned, beginning on Friday with a look at the new Columbia River Maritime Museum and ending on Sunday with an extensive tour of the Astoria area, highlighting the newly restored Astoria Column and including tours of Middle Village, which is part of the Lewis & Clark National Historical Park, the Fort Columbia Historical State Park, and the Columbia River Quarantine Station. We have an excellent slate of paper presentations for Saturday morning at our hosts, Clatsop Community College. And we are looking forward to the annual banquet at the Silver Salmon Grill in Astoria.

Please note that if you want to stay at the conference hotel, Hotel Elliott, a bank of rooms at a special rate is being held for us until March 18th. Note however that there are plenty of good choices for accommodations nearby as well.

We will be finalizing the papers schedule and program in the next couple of weeks and sending out the final program. At that point, you will be able to register for the conference.

If you want to go on the bus tour, we are asking that you register for the conference and that tour by May 4th so we can make arrangements with the bus company.


Clatsop Community College

Historic Preservation and Restoration Program

Hands-on Summer Historic Preservation Field School

The Craft of Historic Building

Monday 18 June – Thursday 21 June

Daytime workshops/Evening tours

The field school will consist of a series of hands-on workshops, visits to regional sites of historic significance, walking tours of historic Astoria, a boat tour of Astoria’s Columbia River waterfront, and other opportunities to investigate local history and preservation activities. Hands-on workshops introduce participants to the basic concepts of historic preservation, including woodworking, plaster repair, stained glass fabrication, and window restoration. Participants will experience an engaging combination of hands-on activities with customized tours of local historic resources. Workshops and tours will be conducted by experienced and highly- qualified working artisans, historians and preservationists.

Open to the public

College credit available

Fee: $575 (includes morning coffee and lunch)

To register contact Emily Falleur at 503.338.7670 or efalleur@clatsopcc.edu

For more information contact Lucien Swerdloff at (503) 338-2301 or lswerdloff@clatsopcc.edu

Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity  institution. ADA accessible.

Dear Colleague,

Deadline for applying is March 15, 2018.

We are still accepting applications for our summer 2018 field school, the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program.

Session One (May 28 – June 22)

Building Restoration – Touching the Stones

Restoration of Traditional Masonry Buildings and Sketching & Analyzing Historic Buildings

(Program includes lectures and restoration field projects*)

Archaeological Ceramics Restoration

Analysis and Restoration of Archaeological Ceramics in Italy

(Program includes lectures and restoration workshop)

Book Bindings Restoration

The Craft of Making and Restoring Book Bindings

Introduction to the Conservation of Books and Bindings

(Program includes lectures and practical workshop)

Session Two (July 9 – August 3)

Paper Restoration

Restoration and Conservation of Paper in Books and Archival Documents

(Program includes lectures and restoration workshop)

Traditional Painting Techniques

Traditional Materials, Methods of Painting and Art Restoration Issues

(Program includes lectures and painting workshop)

Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy 

Restoration Theory, Ethics and Issues

(Program includes lectures and discussion)

NEW RESEARCH PROJECT: Carsulae Roman Baths Excavation Project

Architectural & Structural Survey of the Site

(Program includes research and surveying field work*)

This new project is in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame.

*Field Projects:

Restoration of the façade of the medieval church of San Carlo (13th century)

Analysis of medieval buildings in San Gemini as part of an urban study of the city

Architectural and structural survey of the baths in the ancient Roman city of Carsulae

Short Inter-Session Program

Preservation Field Trip – Italy (June 24 – July 3)

A ten-day trip visiting Siena, Florence and Rome: places of cultural interest, the urban and historical development of each town, and specialized visits to places of interest to restorers.

To find out more about our program and review the syllabi, please visit our WEBSITE.

Now in its 20th year, with alumni from over 170 colleges and universities worldwide, SGPS is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage. We offer students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy where they acquire hands-on experience in preservation and restoration. Our courses are open to students from various disciplines, both undergraduate and graduate. All lessons are taught in English.

This year, some of our students are able to receive accreditation through the Art History Department at West Virginia University. You can find more information about accreditation for participating in an SGPS program on our WEBSITE.

If you know any students, scholars, or others interested in this type of study, please inform them about our program. We would appreciate it if you could list our program on your organization’s website as an available educational resource.

We have a 2018 flyer that you may wish to post on your department notice board or forward to interested parties. You can print this from our website. Please let us know if you have any problem printing and we can email you the PDF.

Thank you very much.

Best wishes,

Polly Withers

Admissions and Recruiting

San Gemini Preservation Studies Program