Restoration workers inspecting building frame construction inside a workshop

Training the next generation
of preservation tradespeople

NRF’s Historic Trades Initiative is part of a broader effort by preservation organizations
and tradespeople to ensure the continuation of unique and critical skills needed to work on historic buildings. The initiative utilizes the extensive knowledge and experience of the NRF preservation crew and local tradespeople to pass historic trades skills to the next generation of craftspeople working in the historic trades.


Preservation Programs

Explore opportunities to develop your preservation trades skills.

NRF Preservation Crew

Our in-house crew of painters, carpenters, and millworkers preserves, restores, and maintains our historic buildings.