Get Inspired to Preserve

Videos to spark your imagination.

We at Idaho Heritage Trust are united by a lifelong love of learning. One of the great benefits of working on so many varied projects all over the state is that we get to work with experts in all manner of fields, and we like nothing more than sharing what we learn with the intellectually curious. Below are some informational videos about the materials and methods of historic preservation, including stained-glass restoration, maintenance of historic cemeteries, and how to repoint historic masonry.

Donovan Rypkema from Washington, DC shares examples of the positive impact historic preservation has made through nationwide programs like Main Street and the Federal Historic Tax Credits, as well as local initiatives such as historic district designations. He also offers observations on the changes in Idaho over the past several decades and the promise for the future.

In this 3 part series, David Schlicker, a stained glass conservator from Portland, Oregon, presents a brief history of stained glass, common styles of 19th and early 20th century windows, an overview of window construction, and a discourse on existing conditions that precipitate various levels of conservation.


Historic Cemetery Conservation

Bruce Howard of Hood River, Oregon presents a hands-on workshop in the materials and methods of conserving cemetery objects. Demonstrations include the appropriate methods to clean, repair, and stabilize cemetery objects.

“If we don’t care about our past, we cannot hope for the future . . . I care desperately about saving old buildings.”

— Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

“Many variables govern the long term success of preserving historic structures, most of which is a heart felt preservation ethic and education.”

- John Lambert

Abstract Masonry Restoration

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