Building Traditional Knowledge

Lay Summary 

Preserving historic structures requires traditional building skills often possessed by an older generation of tradespeople. In many cases these skills were passed down by parents, grandparents, and other elders who possessed building knowledge based on intensely local experience and years of careful observation. As the current generation of elder tradespeople retires so too does much of the knowledge they hold. This project aims to capture practical oral histories in order to inform the practices of a younger generation of builders.

Communities 
St. John's
Bonavista Bay
Trinity Bay
Locations 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Themes 
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Craftspeople
Folklore
Industry Sectors 
Heritage Institutions
Start date 
24 May 2018
Lead Organization 
Heritage NL