to four beginning apprentices will be invited to spend 1 week at the Lutze Housebarn
working with the Project Director and other experienced members and
Centreville Settlement’s objective in sponsoring the internships is to
educate people in restoration skills that they may preserve the skills as well
as the historic buildings,
and for them in turn to share their information that others may preserve historic buildings.
Of course, in so doing work continues on the Lutze Housebarn project.
As stated in Centreville Settlement’s Mission Statement,
is to preserve the architectural and cultural farming heritage of the
Timber Framing Repair Internship
Date of Internship
The exact date will be driven by
the students and the instructor, tentatively it is scheduled for July 18-23 2005.
By the Completion of the Internship
1. The learner will have intermediate skills in:
analyzing physical stress
placed on timbers in considering replacement
the techniques for "original"
joinery and repairs
structurally preparing a
building for timber replacement
use of period tools for
determining which timbers
need repair and finding replacement timbers
analyzing various woods and
possible replacement options
2. The learner will also develop basic skills in
architectural difference in various German immigrant groups
foundations of historic structures
masonry repair (possible)
3. The learner
will have an appreciation for the craftsmanship in historic structures and
the value of preservation.
4. The learner
will have a beginning plan for preserving a building through personal work or by
designing a workshop or internship to encourage others to save old buildings.
5. The learner
will experience what it may have been like to work along side a neighbor in
building their home... the hard work, the fun and the camaraderie.
The following is a list of equipment we would like
interns to bring.
"Must Have": Hard-hat,
safety goggles or glasses, work shoes (preferably with steel toes), work gloves.
If you don't have a hard hat or glasses we can provide.
If you have it, bring it: Chisels, hand saws, saw
horses, T-square, framing square, tri-square, speed square, 2# mallet, hand brace, auger bits (1"
to 2"), broadax, adze, and any other old or
new tools you think might be needed. (Please label all your equipment.)
Please read the enclosed program. I have included a map to the Lutze Housebarn.
If you need help with housing, please contact
We may be able to find housing with members.
We want you to have a great experience and are looking forward to meeting
Housing: A list of
motels/hotels can be provided. Assistance
can also be giving in finding housing with members. Camping is an option.
Food and Beverages: Beverages
will always be provided. Full farm
style lunches will be provided on regularly scheduled work days.
Other meals are the responsibility of the intern.
Safety Gear: Hard
hats must be worn at all times. Safety
goggles must be worn when working with anything that may chip, splash, splatter
or fly through the air. Safety must
always be foremost in everyone’s minds.
buildings to the south of the Housebarn are private property. Please refrain from wandering over there unless invited.
There are outdoor toilet facilities available and running
The Lutze Housebarn is situated on 6 acres of agriculture
and wet land preserve. It is
surrounded by forest preservation making camping an option.
Preservationists or people interested in preserving
Owners of timber frame structures looking to learn
vocabulary and understanding of issues.
Beginning timber framers.
The Internship Program will be advertised through:
Timber Framer Guild of America
of Living History, Farm and Agriculture Museums)
Inc. web site http://centrevillesettlement.com
Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation
Wisconsin State Historical
University of Wisconsin-Extension, Barns Workshop
Alan Pape -
Nationally recognized expert in log houses, has been with the Lutze Housebarn
and Centerville Settlement since it’s inception.
Bob Fay -
Executive Director of Manitowoc County Historic society, Archeologist, conducted
archeological investigation around and in the Lutze Housebarn before restoration
Jim Schafer -
Preservation architect, has been on Centreville Settlement’s Board for 7
years. Assisted in the analysis of
the structural integrity of the building and planning for stabilization of the
building during preservation.
Ric Puls - Master carpenter, previous member of Timber
Framers Guild, active
Mark Knipping -
Executive Director Old Wade House, Mark has worked with Centreville Settlement
on interior preservation.