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APRIL 20-22

Hosted by Carthage Historic Preservation

Carthage Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that it has a wonderful sponsor willing to fund much of the window workshop!  As a result, we are able to lower the registration fee from $400 to $100! 


Registrants who have already paid will receive a refund.  


Registration is now only $100 so take advantage of this deep discount to learn window restoration and weatherization!


Learn the art of restoring original wood windows!  CHP is very excited to once again partner with renowned preservationist, Bob Yapp, to offer a window restoration workshop at the Sweet House in Carthage, MO, April 20-22.  Assisting Bob with the workshop is Patrick     Kennedy who has over 40 years of historic building renovation experience.


Bob and Patrick’s expertise was recently applied at George Washington’s home in Virginia, Mount Vernon … and now they bring their expertise to our small town of Carthage! 

The three-day workshop includes hands-on training alongside Bob Yapp and Patrick Kennedy, coffee and breakfast pastries, lunch, and beverages.  All tools and materiels are also included.  The cost is only $100 per person.

Space is limited with only 12 spots available, so don’t reserve your spot in the workshop:



  • Complete the registration form and mail** it, along with your payment, to:

Judy Goff, 1163 Grand Avenue, Carthage, MO  64836.  Your spot is confirmed only when payment is received. 

  • To pay via PayPal                                                           



Registration Form

**If paying via PayPal, you may email the registration form to Judy.


Bob Yapp's involvement with preservation efforts spans over 40 years including publishing numerous articles and books, hosting the PBS program About Your House with Bob Yapp, working on restoration projects across the country, and teaching hands-on preservation both at The Belvedere School in Hannibal, Missouri, and in workshops across the country. Bob is nationally recognized as a top expert in window restoration and is a founding member of The National Window Preservation Standards Collaborative.  Bob has restored over 6,500 windows during his career!

Patrick Kennedy has served on the Kentucky Heritage Council, the state historic preservation officer as an adviser for historic building renovations throughout the state.  During this period (1997-2012) he helped set up a nationally recognized "hands on" restoration skills program at Pine Mountain Settlement School with major assistance from Bob Yapp. Patrick continues his work in historic preservation as a “go to” source for historic building projects, contractor for special preservation projects, instructor at "hands on “education workshops and supervisor for HistoriCorps volunteer projects.


We hope you will join us for this fun and educational workshop with experts in the field of historic preservation!


  • Why restore old windows?  Read Bob Yapp’s blog:



  • For more information on the Sweet House, go to: 



  • For more information on previous window restoration work at the Sweet House, go to:

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