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What is it?

A FREE opportunity to learn how to renovate historic wood floors and masonry from seasoned masters with hands-on training. Jump start your career or personal projects with confidence after attending the workshop.

Who is it for?

Anyone that is interested in learning the trades required to rehabilitate historic properties. No previous experience or trade knowledge is necessary. Tradesmen, tradeswomen, and novices are all welcome and will benefit from this knowledge filled workshop.

Where is it?

The workshop will be held at The Masonic Cornerstone Grand Hall and Event Center (221 S Washington St, Crawfordsville, IN) on Saturday, June 29th. 


Saturday, June 29th

8 to 11: Wood Flooring

11 to 11:30: Lunch*

11:30 to 2: Masonry

*Complimentary Lunch Provided

Historic Wood Flooring

The first session will be led by Toby VanDyke. Toby has over 30 years of experience in restoring historic wood floors.  You will gain hands-on experience in renovating and repairing wood floors in historic buildings. You will learn about the materials and techniques required to successfully refinish historic wood floors and restore them to their former beauty.

Historic Masonry

The second session will be led by Jerry Kemna. Jerry has over 47 years in the trade and 25 years owning Kemna Restorations, a commercial masonry restoration business. He will speak briefly about, "What is masonry restoration?" explaining the types and evolution of materials, architectural vs. structural, and the modernization of the industry.  He will then give us some hands-on experience in masonry restoration and associated skills.

Each participant will receive a gift to help them get started in the wood floor and masonry trades!

HP Trade Sign-up Form

Space is limited. Sign-up Today!

This free workshop is sponsored by:

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This project was funded in part by a grant from the Montgomery County Community Foundation

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