Showing posts with label wooden windows. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wooden windows. Show all posts

Monday, April 29, 2024

Heritage Update - Wood Windows and Energy Efficiency, Sawmilling, and Three New Heritage Designations

A man with grey hair inspects a wooden window from inside a brick building.

In the April 2024 heritage update, we share news about three new Registered Heritage Structures in Burin, Indian Cove, and Heart’s Content. We look back at 75 Years of Co-operative Heritage in the province, and look forward investigating energy efficiency of wooden windows, and an ongoing project to build new double-glazed wooden windows using traditional techniques. We finish with the story of sawyer Moses Drover and his Whiteway, Trinity Bay, sawmill. 

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Friday, January 19, 2024

Heritage Update January 2024: Presentations, plaques, photographs, and a ribbon cutting!

In the first edition of the Heritage Update for 2024:

  • Heritage NL is the recipient of the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming for its Craft at Risk project; 
  • updating property plaques for Registered Heritage Structures to include the stories of the women who lived there, with a note on Lambert and Johanna Greene House and Outbuildings, Tilting, Fogo Island; 
  • Heritage NL visits the Eastport Peninsula to host scanning parties in Salvage and Eastport, to document, preserve and share old photographs for the communities; 
  • looking back at Heritage NL’s Skills Training and Mentor-Apprentice Program, with a peek inside the heritage window workshop of Neil Hammond; 
  • and the City of St. John's and Heritage NL cut the ribbon on the official reopening of the Bowring Park Cantilever Bridge. 

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Friday, February 18, 2022

Living Heritage Podcast Ep214 Repair and Restoration with Rex Passion


Participants of wooden window workshop led by Rex Passion. 
Rex is the fourth person from the right standing up. 
Photo by Harnum Photography.
In this episode of the Living Heritage Podcast we talk with Rex Passion about historic restorations and repairs. Rex describes his background, what brought him to Newfoundland, his work on Kent Cottage, and leading workshops and demonstrations to teach traditional skills. Rex apprenticed as a cabinetmaker and carpenter in California and Boston in the 1970s. In 2006 he sold his construction company and architecture firm, Classic Restorations, and subsequently moved to Torbay. His vocation of restoring old houses became his avocation, heritage preservation. He currently sits on the Landfall Trust Board of Directors, and recently taught a wooden window repair and restoration workshop with Heritage NL.


Living Heritage is about people who are engaged in the heritage and culture sector, from museum professionals and archivists, to tradition bearers and craftspeople - all those who keep history alive at the community level. The show is a partnership between HeritageNL and CHMR Radio.

Theme music is Rythme Gitan by Latché Swing.