Tours & Workshops

Below is a list of tours and workshops at the 2020 Conference.


Let’s Get Plastered!

John Rodgers
3 AIA | HSW
This introductory workshop will cover historic lime plaster —from brief discussion of historic uses, to mixing of ingredients, to its use in repairing existing damage or matching with new installation. Possible discussion and demonstration of decorative plaster casting as well.

This workshop will be held in one of Jefferson City’s historic buildings!

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Quaker Window Products FAcility Tour

Gary Shinault, Chris Dickneite, John Sandor
3 AIA | HSW
Guided tour with transportation, lunch, and refreshments provided. Closed-toed shoes REQUIRED!
Take a 35 minute bus ride to Freeburg, MO to tour and witness the complete manufacturing process of historically correct aluminum window products. Included is a short presentation by John Sandor of the National Park Service to demonstrate how manufactured components such as those visible during the tour can be used to replicate existing window materials. Following will be a presentation by Gary Shinault and Chris Dickneite of Quaker Window Products explaining the important aspects of the manufacturing process, and how newly manufactured thermally efficient window products can be produced to meet historic replication requirements. A guided tour will then ensue which walks attendees through the complete manufacturing process of new window products, from insulated glass units, to powder coat finishing, to assembly and accessory application of premanufactured historically correct aluminum windows.

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Capitol Restoration Tour

Learn about the multi-phase restoration of the 1917 Missouri Capitol Building. Aspects addressed in the renovation include the exterior grand staircase, foundation repairs, masonry repairs, refurbishment of the iconic dome, and conservation of the bronze monuments.
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Jefferson City by Trolley

Donna Deetz
See the Capitol Avenue Historic District, Downtown, Old Munichburg, Historic East Side and Lincoln University by Trolley!

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Sacred Places of Jefferson City

After hearing about “The Economic Halo Effect of Historic Sacred Places” check out some of Jefferson City’s own historic sacred places. Learn about some of the oldest churches and other religious buildings throughout the community.

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Maintaining Vintage Windows
tools used for window repairs and maintenance
Image provided by Kelsie Gray

Kelsie Gray
Bob McCarty
3 AIA | HSW
Why do homeowners of older homes replace their windows? Because they’re drafty and rattle in a stiff wind. With a little education and minor maintenance, those issues would never have shown their ugly heads. This session and demonstration will help you understand how a little window maintenance will help preserve your historic windows for many years, or even decades. You will learn what to look for during inspections and how to take care of those pesky issues before they become larger problems. Some areas that will be covered include peeling and flaking paint, checks in glaze, air leaks, broken glass, and water puddling. We will also discuss setting up a maintenance program for yourself or your clients to expand the life expectancy of historic windows.

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Art and Architecture of the Capitol Tour

The Missouri Capitol is home to countless works of art, including the famous and recently restored murals by Thomas Hart Benton. Even the architecture of the building can be considered a work of art. Find out more about the design, artwork, restoration and ore on this tour with the Missouri State Museum.

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