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Architectural Heritage Series: Flat Plaster in Historic Buildings
March 11 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm$10 – $20
For centuries, plaster was used as the primary material for walls and ceilings in buildings. But in most buildings today (historic or otherwise), it is seen as costly, delicate, or prohibitive. Join Steve Stuckey, former architectural conservator of George Washington’s Mount Vernon home and current executive director and architectural conservator for the Tower Heritage Center, on a journey about flat plaster in historic buildings.
This exciting session goes into detail about flat plaster, including how plaster was made and installed and some common finishes used throughout history. Some discussion will be around the transition from plaster in the building industry and how to best preserve and restore flat plaster. There will be fabulous images, drawings, and samples of plaster, and, as always, lots of energy! So don’t miss out! The session will be held in the main courtroom of The Tower Heritage Center’s wonderful 1889 Courthouse Museum.
- $10/members; $20/non-members