Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest announces its 2015 Architectural Restoration Field School. The intensive two week program will be held from June 1-June 13. The program provides an overview of the philosophy, process, and techniques for museum-quality architectural restoration and conservation. People from any background and discipline may qualify.

The program is limited to 10 participants each year.
Application deadline: April 17.

Components include: the history of Thomas Jefferson and his villa retreat; architectural investigation and documentation, and restoration techniques and materials. Behind-the-scenes visits to other museum properties are included. A key part of the program is investigating and documenting an historic structure and producing an historic structures report.

More detailed information and a typical schedule can be found on the web site: or contact Travis McDonald  (434) 534-8123, Scholarships are available.

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