Historic Preservation Trades

Continuing Education Schedule – Spring 2017

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Class Description Date Day Time Location Fee
Introduction to Genealogy A basic course for beginners to learn how to complete family tree charts, family group sheets and how to identify and locate genealogical records including census records and vital records. January 21 Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Norfleet House, Tarboro $70
Understanding Census Records– Advanced Genealogy series This is a half-day course focusing on the various census schedules – population, agriculture, slave and industry. Students will learn how to locate the records online or in libraries and how to use them for family research. February 4 Saturday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Norfleet House, Tarboro $25
Identifying and Preserving Old Photos– Advanced Genealogy series This is a half-day course on using historic images in genealogy research. Clues to dating photos, ways to preserve images, and resources for old photos will be discussed. February 25 Saturday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Norfleet House, Tarboro $25
Military Records – Advanced Genealogy series This is a half day course on locating and understanding military records for use in genealogy research. March 11 Saturday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Norfleet House, Tarboro $25
Researching Historic Property Learn how to do a house history using deeds, tax, census and related records help with a National Register nomination.  Suggested Text – Houses and Homes Exploring Their History March 18 Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Norfleet House, Tarboro $70
Wood Roofing Repair Learn the method of constructing wood shingles and repairing wooden roofs common the the 18th and early 19th centuries  January 14 Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Workshop, Tarboro  $70
Historic Carpentry Tools Learn how to use planes, chisels, handsaws, axes, adzes, and boring tools, as well as how to restore older tools and keep them in good working condition.  January 21 Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Workshop, Tarboro $70
Building with Reclaimed Material Students will choose one of four small projects – either a shadowbox end-table, a picture frame, a coat rack, or a breadbox – that will be built with reclaimed building materials.  February 4 Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Workshop, Tarboro Class: $70
Materials: $35
Structural Pathology Learn to recognize and mitigate the various processes that lead to deterioration of historic buildings, as well as how to repair such damages in an appropriate manner.  February 11 Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Norfleet House, Tarboro $70
Historic Landscape and Gardening Day One will focus on the design and maintenance of an 18th century formal garden. Day Two will focus on the design and maintenance of a 19th century naturalistic, picturesque landscape. Both topics are based on 18th and 19th century texts, as well as regional examples.  February 18-19  Saturday, Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fleming Building, Tarboro  $70
Build an Adirondack Chair Build a classic Adirondack chair just in time for Spring.  February 25 Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Workshop, Tarboro $70
Porch Repair Learn how mitigate and repair problems common to porches on historic homes.  March 4 Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Workshop, Tarboro $70
Painting and Finishing A look at the traditional paints and finishes, both interior and exterior, of the 18th and 19th centuries. Modern paints, preservatives, and appropriate substitutes will also be discussed.  March 18 Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Workshop, Tarboro $70
Barns, Smokehouses, and Dependencies A survey of 18th and 19th century outbuildings, plantation layout, their cultural and social positions, building techniques used, and repair of compromised structures.  March 25 Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Norfleet House, Tarboro  $70
Architecture of Northeastern North Carolina A survey of 18th and 19th century architecture in northeastern North Carolina. Focus will be on known builders – the Leigh family of Chowan and Perquimans Counties, the Bunch family of Bertie County, and Jacob W. Holt of Halifax and Warren Counties. Students will visit both public and private sites in nearby Bertie and Chowan Counties.Students will need to drive to the sites or carpool. April 8-9 Saturday, Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Norfleet House, Tarboro $70
Designing and Replicating Historic Home Interiors Learn how to design a well-proportioned, classic interior for your historic home based on 18th and 19th century architectural texts and regional examples.  April 22 Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Norfleet House, Tarboro  $70
Annual Preservation Trades Fair Visit the Norfleet house and various artisans and builders talk about roofing, masonry, stained glass, window repair, floor repair, historic carpentry methods, ornate plaster work.  April 29 Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Norfleet House, Tarboro $25