By: Judith Broeker
Adventures in Preservation volunteers have been involved in Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum's preservation process since 2008. Restoration of the stone garden walkways has been completed, and in 2013 volunteers will continue their focus on the mansion's large interior shutters. Participants will learn skills for historically sensitive restoration with attention to curatorial, preservation, and environmental considerations. We will remove loose paint, make carpentry repairs, and prime and paint. The Bartow-Pell Mansion was once one of nearly two dozen 19th-century estates in the Pelham Bay area - now it is the only one remaining. You will -
" Help revive and restore lost architectural details
" Support BPMM's education programs for schools and families
" Learn about New York City history
" Go where everyday visitors cannot go, in exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of this National Historic Landmark!
See details at http://adventuresinpreservation.org/upcoming-adventures/
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum 895 Shore Rd, New York, NY 10464Fee : $295.00 Enroll Now
Judith Broeker is co-founder and Program Director of Adventures in Preservation, which was preceded by her own company, Preservation UnLtd. She is a materials conservation specialist with both research and hands-on experience gained at historic structures in the United States and abroad. Ms. Broeker holds a Master's degree in History with an emphasis in historic preservation. She completed an internship at the National Park Service, and has worked for the private sector as well as the Colorado Historical Society. Judith can be found at most projects with camera in hand, if her hands aren't covered with lime plaster or adobe.