Practical Preservation Podcast featuring Rory Brennan of Plaster Magic

Rory Brennan of Plaster Magic joined the podcast today to discuss his unique products and why repairing is often a better (and easier!) option than replacing, especially when it comes to plaster.   You can find Plaster Magic products on their website: https://plastermagic.com, and you can contact the office via email at info@plastermagic.com, or by phone …

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Practical Preservation Podcast featuring Sarah Marsom, Heritage Resource Consultant

This week on the Practical Preservation Podcast we spoke with Sarah Marsom, Heritage Resource Consultant. We discussed how changes in communication during the pandemic have opened up resources to those who may not have been able to access them before and why inclusive storytelling is important to preservation. We also discussed the importance of salary …

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Practical Preservation Podcast featuring Alyssa Frystak of PlaceEconomics

On this week’s episode, we spoke with Alyssa Frystak of PlaceEconomics about the benefits of deconstruction, and how data can be used to preserve historic neighborhoods and affordable housing. You can find Ms. Frystak’s recent papers on these topics on the PlaceEconomics website at: https://www.placeeconomics.com. There, you will also be able to find the Weekend …

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Practical Preservation Podcast featuring Candacy Taylor of Taylor Made Culture

This week on the podcast, we spoke with Candacy Taylor of Taylor Made Culture. We discussed The Green Book, and Ms. Taylor’s latest project documenting Green Book sites across the country. We also discussed the importance of place preservation, and why documenting sites that no longer exist is critical to the American story. You can …

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Practical Preservation Podcast Featuring Katia McGuirk of Moravian Pottery and Tileworks

This week on the Practical Preservation Podcast we spoke with Katia McGuirk of Moravian Pottery and Tileworks. Katia talked about the history of Moravian and how tile making technology has evolved to adapt to health standards and environmentally safe practices. We also discussed skilled workforce development and the need to inspire a new workforce of …

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Practical Preservation Podcast Featuring Matthew Metcalf of Bucks County Community College, Historic Preservation Programs and Natalie Henshaw of The Campaign for Historic Trades and Preservation Maryland

This week on the Practical Preservation Podcast we spoke with Matthew Metcalf of the Bucks County Community College Historic Preservation program, and Natalie Henshaw of the Campaign for Historic Trades and Preservation Maryland. Our discussion focused on workforce development in the historic trades, and how to bridge the labor gap in our industry. You can …

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Practical Preservation Podcast Featuring Lisa Oestreicher of Oestreicher Architectural Paint Research

On this week’s episode we spoke with Lisa Oestreicher of Oestreicher Architectural Paint Research.  Lisa discussed methods of paint research as well as how changes in a home’s paint often indicates historic events in the home such as marriages, celebrations, or new ownership. We also discussed the importance of picking an accurate paint color as …

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Practical Preservation Podcast Featuring Michael Edison of Edison Coatings

This week on the Practical Preservation Podcast, Michael Edison of Edison Coatings joined us to discuss how he broke into the field of historic preservation with a degree in chemical engineering.  Michael discussed the importance of a well educated staff and why technical trainings are in everyone’s best interest.  We also discussed how the field …

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Practical Preservation Podcast Featuring Kevin Ritter of Timeless Kitchen Cabinetry

This week Kevin Ritter of Timeless Kitchen Cabinetry joined the Practical Preservation Podcast to discuss his craft of custom cabinetry, common mistakes homeowners make when replacing cabinetry in their historic homes, and why to use natural materials in your historic home. You can find Timeless Kitchen Cabinetry online at http://www.tkcabinetry.com, or on Instagram @timeless_kitchen_cabinetry.

Practical Preservation Podcast featuring Kevin Miller of Energy Auditors LLC

This week Danielle spoke with Kevin Miller of Energy Auditors, LLC. Listen in for information about why to have an energy audit done for your home.  Kevin discusses why to be wary of “free” home audits, and common mistakes home owners make when deciding to improve the energy efficiency of their home.  We also discussed …

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