Official Instagram for the National Park Service's National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, located in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Where-Are-They-Now Wednesdays. Ed FitzGerald worked for NCPTT as a summer intern in the Architecture and Engineering Program back in 2008. Ed returned to NCPTT in 2010-2016 as an Architectural Conservator. These days he can be found hanging off buildings in the greater New York City area as an Architectural Conservator for Jablonski Building Conservation.
NCPTT is closed today in remembrance of President George HW Bush.
Research Associate Elizabeth Salmon runs analysis of a piece of cast zinc with our new Bruker Tracer 5i. Staff spent today getting trained on the new instrument.
In Pensacola Beach for the day collecting mortar samples and doing conditions assessment on the Mine Storage Building at Fort Pickens.
Are you following NCPTT's latest research? Here is the most recent blog post about our comparative testing of commercial anti-efflorescence coatings.
Another two day cemetery preservation workshop is complete. Thank you to all of the great participants and instructors (Jonathan Appell, Rusty Brenner, Jason Church, and Moss Rudley)! This workshop was part of the IPTW conference and the money raised goes to the Chris Robinson Memorial Educational Scholarship Fund for Trades Education.
Keeping warm by resetting stones. Day two of the IPTW preconference Cemetery Preservation Workshop, in Frederick, MD.
NCPTT has an upcoming cemetery preservation workshop in North Carolina. Only a few seats left.
All said and done...150 volunteers scrubbed almost 5000 headstones and sprayed 7000.
So far we have cleaned 11 sections and still going! Having fun with brushes.
140+ volunteers are lined up and ready to clean headstones at Stones River National Cemetery.
Wanting to learn more about cemetery preservation? Join NCPTT and PTN at the upcoming Gravestone Preservation Workshop, October 23-24th in Frederick, MD.
Looking for a way to give back to our fallen veterans? NCPTT is working with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and D/2 Biological Solutions to lead a day long volunteer project. Stones River National Cemetery Murfreesboro, Tennessee On October 20, 2018, HOPE Crew volunteers will clean over 4,000 headstones to connect volunteers with the preservation movement and the National Park Service through hands-on work. Registration is open!
Maryland’s Glen Echo Park and its charming structures owe their existence to the invention of a better egg beater. Today the flourishing Park represents four distinct and quintessential American experiences. Learn more
Michael Wallis, Author, Actor, and Journalist, is a storyteller with a captivating voice. Take some time to enjoy his keynote presentation from NCPTT’s Are We There Yet: Preserving Roadside Architecture and Attractions Symposium. You’ll learn how Route 66 shaped America and how the Interstate Highway system forever changed a way of life. Learn how to treat taxidermy after a disaster!
NCPTT researchers use a profilometer to measure tool marks on archeological pottery shreds.
NCPTT’s latest video. Stephanie Hoagland talks about Preservation Stagnation on the Jersey Shore.
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