Workshop looks at windows

GLEN DALE – The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia will discuss preserving original wooden double-hung window sashes, replace broken window panes and making historic homes more airtight during a workshop at 9:30 a.m. March 8 at John Marshall High School’s Agricultural Science/Horticulture Building.

Field Representative Lynn Stasick will demonstrate techniques of glazing, as well as methods of weatherproofing wooden windows in ways that do not disturb their historical integrity. The session will also include information on dealing with hazardous materials in historic preservation.

Participants will have an opportunity to tour the 1850 Cockayne House at the conclusion of the workshop.

The cost for the workshop, house tour and lunch is $45 per person. Space is limited, and reservations close on March 6. Request a registration form by e-mail at or by calling the Cockayne Farmstead at (304) 845-1411 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Credit cards will be accepted.

The Cockayne Farmstead Preservation Project and the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia are co-sponsors of this workshop, as part of their shared commitment to encourage the preservation and restoration of historic buildings through education.