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Log Cabin Chinking and Daubing Workshop

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/20/2021 - 09/24/2021
12:00 pm

Location
Quinsippi Island

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Log Cabin Chinking and Daubing Workshop Monday-12:00 PM to Friday 12:00 PM September 20-24, 2021 This workshop, sponsored by the Friends of the Log Cabins Association consists of two to three hours of daily lectures, and hands on chinking and daubing the inside of a log cabin in the Lincoln-era Log Cabin Village located in Quinsippi Island Park in Quincy, IL. Lecture topics: what materials work best for chinking and daubing, how to chink and daub a log cabin; the do’s and don’ts of daubing and chinking; and checks, cracks and other log maintenance issues. Following the Standards of the Secretary of the Interior for Historic Preservation, Heritage Preservation Resources, students will learn restoration and repair strategies that result in high quality and near-original appearance, with lower maintenance requirements. Log cabin expert Joe Gallagher (www.logdoc.com) will teach participants how to properly chink and daub the spaces between logs in a historic log cabin. He will also cover how to investigate and repair log cabin deterioration problems in various log buildings. Mr. Gallagher has experience working on historic structures for more than three decades and was employed by the U.S. Forest Service for 30+ years. His educational background was in archaeology and historic preservation. He continually learns from and interacts with other log structure conservationists, as well as experts in related fields. As an employee of the U.S. Forest Service, Mr. Gallagher restored dozens of historic structures. This workshop class size is limited, to maximize the “hands on” involvement “first come first served”. Total cost of the workshop is $125, which includes a box lunch. Information about the workshop and registration forms, can be found on the Friend’s web site at: www.logcabinvillagequincyil.com or their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheLogCabinVillageQuincyIl .
Registrations must be received by September 1st, 2021. If too few registrations are received the workshop may be canceled. Questions about the workshop should be directed to: logcabinvillagequincyil@gmail.com or to logdoc@gmail.com.

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