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Log Cabin Repair and Restoration training at HAM

  • 05 Mar 2014 12:31 PM
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    Log Cabin Repair and Restoration

    Offered by the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies

    Held at: Historic Arkansas Museum

    200 E. Third St.

    Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

    Date: April 14 - 18, 2014

    Cost: $450 (includes $25 materials fee)

    Instructor: Joe Gallagher

    To register: http://www.campbellcenter.org


    In this workshop, log cabin expert Joe Gallagher (www.logdoc.com) will teach participants to investigate and repair log cabin deterioration problems in various log buildings. The class will consist of 2 to 3 hours of daily lectures covering these issues and 3 to 4 hours a day repairing a log cabin.


    Lecture topics consist of: decay and deterioration causes; installing logs and making

    notches; appropriate finishes/coatings for log buildings; daubing dos and don’ts; checks, cracks and other log maintenance issues; foundations, roofs, moisture, and the big picture.


    Joseph Gallagher

    Mr. Gallagher was born in Philadelphia but has lived all of his adult life in the west. His undergraduate degree was obtained at Temple University, while his graduate degrees were awarded at Idaho State University and Southern Methodist University. Mr. Gallagher was employed by the USDA-Forest Service until his recent retirement. During that time Mr. Gallagher worked with leading architectural conservationists in the restoration of numerous early 20th century cabins, barns, homes and offices. Since 1983, Mr. Gallagher has be the principal in Heritage Preservation Resources and has restored, repaired or assessed over 400 log and timber structures, most eligible for the National Register, many listed on the National Register and some listed as National Landmarks. Mr. Gallagher was a member of the National Trust’s Mississippi Valley flood assessment team; a Master Performer for the US Forest Service; an Instructor at Snow College in central Utah, and the recipient of numerous awards related to his conservation work. He has lead numerous field classes in historic building restoration and condition assessment throughout the country. He is currently working with building owners in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Idaho. He remains a rabid Phillies fan. www.logdoc.com



Arkansas Museums Association    P.O. Box 3292    Little Rock, Arkansas 72203


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