Current Events 

    • Sunday, June 24, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, Virginia 22309
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    Register

    Please join us for a tour of both the Pope-Leighey House and Woodlawn!

    This tour will focus on both the history of the houses as well as recent preservation efforts.

    We will not be offering AIA credits for this tour. For more information on the property, please visit the Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey House website.



    • Sunday, June 24, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, Virginia 22309
    • 9
    Register

    Please join us for a tour of both the Pope-Leighey House and Woodlawn!

    This tour will focus on both the history of the houses as well as recent preservation efforts.

    We will not be offering AIA credits for this tour. For more information on the property, please visit the Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey House website.


    • Sunday, June 24, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, Virginia 22309
    • 55
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    Please join us for our annual summer picnic! This year, we'll be holding the event at Woodlawn and the Pope-Leighey House in Alexandria, Virginia.

    This historic site is home to two iconic houses: Woodlawn, built in 1805, and the Pope-Leighey House, built by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940. In addition, the site is also home to the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture.

    The picnic will begin at 12PM and last until 2PM. We'll be providing lunch, but bring your own picnic blanket or camp chairs as we'll be relaxing on the lawn. If you have a favorite lawn game, you're welcome to bring that, too! Feel free to stay and explore the property until it closes at 4PM.

    In addition to our picnic, tours of the two houses will be offered in the morning from 10AM-12PM. They will focus on both the history of the houses as well as recent preservation efforts. Please note: Tour spots are limited, and you must register for a specific tour time below. Registration for the picnic does not guarantee you a spot on a tour.

    We will not be offering AIA credits for the tours or the picnic. For more information on the property, please visit the Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey House website.

    Woodlawn

    Pope-Leighey House

    • Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • The George Washington University, Smith Hall of Art 801 22nd Street, Washington, DC 20052
    • 57
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    Join APT DC for our new Preservation Pioneers Lecture Series. Each quarter, we will bring a late-career professional to share stories from their career, the ways preservation has changed in their time, and their vision for the future of the field. GW's Columbian College of Arts and Sciences will host this lecture series at Smith Hall. Our inaugural speaker  is Willie Graham (bio below photo). If you'd like to nominate a speaker for our Preservation Pioneers Lecture Series, please email events@aptdc.org and put "Preservation Pioneers" in the subject line.

    Willie Graham spent 35 years as curator of architecture for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He now serves as a consultant on a variety of public and private historic building projects. He undertakes and advises on the research, design, administration and interpretation of traditional buildings, archaeological sites and museums in America, the British Caribbean, Bermuda and Great Britain. Willie specializes in building analysis and recording, restoration and reconstruction of structures and landscapes, and consults on some of the nation’s most important historic sites. These projects range from work on the statehouses in Maryland and South Carolina; established museum sites, including Mount Vernon, Monticello, Highland, and Montpelier; and National Historic Landmarks across the South and Mid-Atlantic States. His international portfolio includes work at a World Heritage site in Barbados; National Trust houses in Bermuda; Grade 1 listed buildings in England, Wales and Ireland; and court theaters in Western and Central Europe. 

    An Associate Research Scholar at UMD, his Alma Mater, Willie has always sought improvement of professional standards in his chosen field and related disciplines. To that end, he created a new model of building analysis now adopted by many museums for historic structure report inquiry. He also convened a conference to establish standards for dendrochronological analysis of historic buildings; has proposed protocols for architectural finish analysis to an international body of architectural paint researchers; and developed new procedures for applying mortar and plaster analysis to building investigations. He is an accomplished architectural photographer. Willie has written extensively, including four recent pivotal essays on traditional building construction in the book, The Chesapeake House, on timber framing techniques, interior and exterior joinery and plasterwork, and an essay co-written with paint analyst Susan Buck on historic finishes.

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    Parking in the area is limited, but the Foggy Bottom Metro Station is just a few blocks away! Follow the map and look for the signs once you're in the building. Light refreshments will be provided after the lecture. AIA/PDH credit (1) available.


    • Monday, July 02, 2018
    • Friday, July 13, 2018
    • Udaipur, India

    Restoration Works International, a United States nonprofit that uses historic preservation as a tool for community renewal around the world, invites you to join a volunteer trip to the organization's project in Udaipur, India from July 2-13, 2018!

    Volunteers will work alongside a local crew to complete hands-on restoration tasks, and they will also participate in community engagement activities... All while having the opportunity to travel and learn about the place and its people! The July trip will be led by APT DC member and Restoration Works board member, Melanie Lytle.

    Bichli Haveli Project in India 

    Through the Bichli Haveli Project, Restoration Works and its Indian partners are rehabilitating a 140-year old traditional courtyard house located in the old city of Udaipur, Rajasthan and are transforming it into a community and heritage resource center. The project aims to bring many benefits to the local community by providing skilled job training (especially for women), supporting local suppliers and services, and empowering residents to celebrate their heritage and improve their quality of life.

    Restoration Works International

    Restoration Works is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that helps communities around the world protect their cultural heritage and prosper through preservation and renewal of their historic structures. The organization has worked in Mongolia, Nepal, India, and the United States.

    Interested in participating?

    There are a number of informational webinars scheduled for April and May that will provide more information about the project and upcoming trip (register here). You can also visit Restoration Works' website or contact Melanie directly at melaniel@restorationworksinternational.org.




    • Saturday, July 14, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Buchanan Memorial at Meridian Hill Park, Washington D.C.
    • 28
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    Join APT DC and the National Park Service for our rescheduled volunteer cleaning event at the Buchanan Memorial at Meridian Hill Park! 

    This is a similar event to our volunteer cleaning effort in September 2016, so if you weren't able to participate then, now's your chance! If you previously signed up for the May 2018 event that was rained out, please re-register using the link below.

    We'll be working from 8AM-noon to clean the Memorial using non-toxic detergents and biological cleaners. In addition, we're hoping to provide a demonstration of a hot wax treatment on the bronze statue.

    Even though we will be providing basic training and consider all materials to be used safe to handle, we recommend you come prepared with the following:

    • Clothes you can get dirty in!
    • Long, light pants (recommended because we will be climbing ladders, walking among plants, etc.)
    • Sturdy, waterproof boots, preferably tall enough to protect your ankles.
    • Safety glasses and gloves (APT DC will have some on hand if you do not have your own.)
    • Water! We'll provide some water and snacks, but it's always a good idea to bring extra.
    We hope you'll join us!

    Note: We will not be providing AIA credits for this event.


     

A note about event payment: 

Our website handles secure credit transactions. However, if you would like to pay in person, please bring cash or a check made payable to APT DC CHAPTER to the event. Payment questions? Email Treasurer@aptdc.org.

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