Scotland Success - Glasshouse Completely Glazed!
Thanks to 15 incredible AiP jammers, who didn't mind some hard work, the Burgie Edwardian Glasshouse is now completely enclosed with glass. The June team completed all the prep work, and the Sept/Oct team put in around 250 panes of glass in just two weeks. We're now all linseed oil putty and glass cutting experts!.
AiP is looking for sponsors to continue conservation work in 2018. The historic west wing is near collapse and would be a great loss. Contact AiP to support this valuable effort.
Paul Broeker has been inspired for years by the unwavering dedication of co-founder Judith Broeker (who happens to be his sister) to Adventures in Preservation. Paul is one of our greatest supporters and showed his own continued commitment to the organization by sponsoring the 2016 Kosovo project. The next generation of Broekers is now getting involved: his daughter joined us in Kosovo this summer.
If you love old buildings and your own travels revolve around historic architecture, we encourage you to support your favorite AiP project as a sponsor and/or active jammer. With your help, we can continue to use preservation as a powerful tool for change!
Armen was born in Gyumri, Armenia in 1988, just 4 months before the massive Spitak earthquake hit. In the dead of winter, it took rescuers 7 hours to find him under piles of stone rubble. With this history, Armen now directs all his efforts at rebuilding his city.
You can hear Armen's story in person! Join us in May 2018 as we focus on conservation of wood doors & windows at the museum, and initiate plans to turn a damaged historic residence into a B&B. Job creation through heritage tourism is the key to the city's future.
This will be an experience of a lifetime. Register now!
AiP's Advocate in Scotland
Kristin Wagner is known as Hamish’s Helper. AiP’s project in Scotland is built around the tireless efforts of 73-year-old Hamish Lochore, who has a vision for saving a piece of the world’s remarkably varied ecology. Hamish is growing seedlings from hand-selected seeds that arrive in Scotland from around the world.
The key to his efforts is the beautiful, and deteriorating, Edwardian greenhouse that shelters the young seedlings. And, it’s now the greenhouse itself that needs your help!
Kristin’s gofundme page is gathering donations to pay for vital materials to conserve and restore this rare piece of working architecture. Join Kristin and AiP in supporting Hamish’s vision. Donate Now!