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Understanding Historic Masonry Mortars (International Preservation Studies Center course)

This course is designed to eliminate confusion and increase your understanding of both historic mortar aggregates and unique binders such as lime putty, natural cement, pozzolans, hydraulic lime, Portland cement, and hydrated lime. You will also learn when, where, and why various mortars were used historically and to intelligently choose and correctly use these materials in today’s repointing mortars.

This workshop, taught by John Lambert and offered by the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies, is being held at McCrone Research Institute in Chicago. Tuition includes lunch; students must make hotel arrangements separately.

This International Preservation Studies Center course will be held at McCrone Research Institute, Chicago. To register, please visit the Center’s website. For more information, call 815-244-1173.