2023 Fall Ask the Experts Program

A free program for the community, the Conservancy’s Ask the Experts addresses a featured topic by an expert on prevalent issues relating to historic home and landscape care. Ask questions; get solutions!
In collaboration with the Chestnut Hill Community Association.

Join us for a captivating afternoon of historic preservation at the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s Ask the Experts ;Window Restoration Workshop on Saturday, September 23, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.
The Chestnut Hill Conservancy hosts this free event in collaboration with the Chestnut Hill Community Association. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to delve into the art of window restoration.
Discover the secrets of reviving timeless windows while maintaining their historical charm. The workshop will be led by two distinguished experts: Ray Tschoepe and Andrew Staples.
Ray Tschoepe’s rich background encompasses both academic achievement and practical expertise. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Master’s program in Historic Preservation, Ray’s career path includes serving as an independent restoration contractor and later as the Director of Conservation at the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust, which later became the Conservancy. With nearly three decades of experience in the field, Ray brings a wealth of knowledge to the workshop. Ray’s co-expert, Andrew Staples, brings invaluable insights to the event. Andrew is the Conservation Supervisor at the Fairmount Park Conservancy. Having been brought up around the trades, he developed an interest in the history and development of construction techniques and technologies.  Andrew holds an MA in Archaeology of Buildings from the University of York in the UK.
The workshop will begin with an interactive workshop followed by a brief Q&A session, offering attendees the chance to interact directly with these seasoned professionals. Whether you’re a preservation enthusiast, homeowner, or simply curious about historic architecture, this workshop is a must-attend event.
Take advantage of this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of window restoration and contribute to preserving Chestnut Hil’s architectural legacy. Mark your calendar for September 23, 1:00- 3:00 PM, at 8708 Germantown Avenue. We look forward to welcoming you to this enriching and educational event.
If you would like to submit any questions in advance, please email Conservancy Programs and Communications Manager Chrissy Clawson at chrissy@chconservancy.org.
Registration is required, and space is limited.
Learn more: https://chconservancy.org/program/ask-the-experts-window-restoration

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