Dry Stone Conservancy

Dry Stone Projects

The Conservancy has conducted training and restoration projects for National Park Service personnel in 11 states and has provided advice and consultations in 27 other states. We have contributed expertise to projects in architecture, engineering, conservation, preservation, history, geography, job development, and tourism.

The Dry Stone Conservancy is unparalleled in its advocacy for drystone Dry Stone Projectspreservation, for conducting drystone masonry workshops in Kentucky’s vernacular styles, for promoting the authentic restoration of America's historic drystone structures and for its training workshops and restoration project experience nationwide. Conservancy preservation partners include: the Kentucky Folk Life Program, the Kentucky Heritage Council, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Kentucky State Parks, LFUCG Parks Department, the Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Louisville Metro Parks, the Heritage Foundation of Franklin Tennessee, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, the Historic Preservation Training Center and the National Park Service as well as many other dedicated individuals and organizations working to preserve America's drystone cultural heritage.

Dry Stone ProjectsA selected listing of the relevant workshops and training projects undertaken by the Conservancy is provided at the end of this section along with several information sheets on various workshops and projects. We will happily provide additional references if requested. We also offer a map of project photos that is actively updated and shows the extent of the Conservancy's drystone work and training across the United States.

More information about our Training & Certification Program and Referral List, our staff and Board of Directors, workshops and project photographs are available by contacting the Conservancy office or by visiting our home page.

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List of Dry Stone Projects


Dry Stone Conservancy
1065 Dove Run Rd.
Suite 6
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 266-4807

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