Yapp travels the country conducting hands-on preservation workshops and helps organizations and communities set up preservation schools and training programs. Yapp has been involved in the rehab of over 150 endangered, historic properties.
Each of the Norman workship sessions will begin with a talk on masonry tools, materials and techniques, then students will learn how to mix mortar, remove damaged material, and re-point mortar.
More than two dozen people participated in Yapp’s 2011 window restoration workshop, also sponsored by the Norman Historic District Commission. Robinson said the primary mission of the Commission is to identify and protect historic resources and to educate the public about the value of preservation.
The masonry workshop is made possible by a grant from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, through the Oklahoma Historic Preservation Office Certified Local Governmentprogram.
Reservations for the workshop will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register, email email@example.com or call 405-366-5392.