This Old Cabin: Working with Windows Workshop at Vance Birthplace

Event Description

Have you ever wanted to touch the artifact at a museum? Now is your chance! Our buildings are artifacts!

The Vance Birthplace State Historic Site, along with the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County, are excited to offer a series of workshops highlighting the historic buildings that make up the Vance family farmstead. The Vance family and eighteen enslaved people lived and worked on the farm from the early 1790s to the late 1830s.

Visit the site during one of these workshops and learn about the history of the property and the craftsmanship of the buildings.  Hone your skills or learn some new ones through the lens of our structures!  

Our last workshop in the series welcomes Michael Logan from Logan Restoration. Utilizing the reconstructed 1790s Vance Birthplace, this class will focus on the construction and restoration of windows in an old log cabin. Michael will lead participants through everything from assessment and epoxy repair, to splicing in new wood. With guidance from an experienced professional, guests will gain hands-on experience of these long-time techniques.

Registration required!