Trillium Dell Timberworks Seminar

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Event Details

May 16, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:Wapsipinicon Mill & Museum
100 1st Street West
Independence, IA  
Phone: 319.334.4616

Event Description

This event is free, but registration is required.

Join Rick Collins of Trillium Dell Timberworks, and the dedicated volunteers at the Buchanan County Historical Society on Saturday, May 16, 2015 for a morning seminar at the impressive 1870s Wapsipinicon Mill.

mill

An extremely rare gem- the brick-clad historic 1870s WAPSI Mill is an exceptional timber frame, towering 6-stories over the Wapsipinicon River in downtown Independence, Iowa.

Tour the Mill, and find out how the Buchanan Historical Society, the community of Independence, and Trillium Dell worked together to strategize and preserve the massive local icon entrusted to them. Learn what non-profits, architects, builders and private owners who have partnered with Trillium Dell in the past have done to secure a successful project.

No fee to attend. Free refreshments will be provided. Enjoy the day in historic Independence, and visit the Farmer’s Market held outside the Mill all morning.

For directions to the event and more information about the museum, visit the Wapsipinicon Mill & Museum online at: www.buchanancountyhistory.com/mill.php or contact the museum directly at 319.334.4616

American Institute of Architects (AIA) members will earn 3 AIA CES LUs. AIA Iowa is an AIA CES Approved Provider (#A023) with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion are available upon request. Questions? Contact AIA Iowa at info@aiaiowa.org.

 


SCHEDULE:

8:00 SIGN-IN AND REFRESHMENTS
8:30 WELCOME: SILOS & SMOKESTACKS
8:45 MILL HISTORY & TOUR: LEANNE HARRISON
9:30 PRESENTATION: RICK COLLINS, EVALUATING AND SAVING LARGE SCALE HISTORIC STRUCTURES- THE WAPSI MILL PROJECT
11:00 PRESENTATION: BILL FREUHLING, SAVING OUR HERITAGE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS- A FAMILY BARN’S STORY
11:30 WRAP-UP AND FINAL QUESTIONS

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Rick Collins is a master carpenter, metalworker, mechanic, timber structural expert, educator, writer, historian, and farmer. He has a strong commitment to the preservation and continuation of our built and natural heritage. Founder of Trillium Dell Timberworks (celebrating 20 years in business this June), he has worked closely with the Buchanan County Historical Society for the last 7 years– first completing repairs to serious damage caused by unprecedented flooding, then compiling structural evaluations, developing a phased scope of work, and restoring the six-story Wapsipinicon Mill. For more information about Rick, visit www.trilliumdell.com/THE-TRILLIUM-DELL-TEAM.HTML

RELATED VIDEOS:

www.buchanancountyhistory.com/millvideo.php
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U5qffY99qM


Offered by Silos & Smokestacks, in conjunction with the Buchanan County Historical Society, Wapsipinicon Mill Museum, and Trillium Dell Timberworks.

http://www.silosandsmokestacks.org  |  www.trilliumdell.com  |  www.buchanancountyhistory.com/