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New Workshop Available!

This October 16-17.

The Port Williams Historical Society has accepted the donation of a historic fence salvaged from a Kentucky Utilities cemetery relocation project nearby, with the stipulation that a new rock fence be built around the Masterson House Cemetery before the end of the year!  This workshop will help get that project started.  Participants will be involved in site layout, foundation preparation and building a new fence from scratch.  Upon successful completion of the workshop, participants will be encouraged to continue assisting the PWHS with the fence installation on their own time!   All previous DSC workshop participants are also encouraged to volunteer their time to help with this project.

This Introductory Workshop is designed for drystone enthusiasts with little to no previous experience who would like to gain a basic understanding of drystone construction techniques.  The pace will be comfortable and participants will learn the fundamental skills needed to build and repair a typical rock fence or retaining wall.

Download and Print the Workshop Registration Form

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It’s Dry Stone workshop time!

If you dream of the ‘chink chink chink’ sound of a rock hammer forming a stone to meet a wall, then surely you need to be in the Bluegrass in the late days of summer. This fall we are offering 8 events for the beginner and professional dry stone mason.

Dry stone masons can:

  1. Choose between 6 workshops this fall
  2. Take a certification exam
  3. And participate in the 8th Annual National Walling Competition
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Welcome to our newly designed site!

After a couple months of design and tinkering under the hood, we have released our new website. Our goal is to offer the most desired content on our homepage without much fuss and distraction. Here a visitor can find where we have been active recently in dry stone projects, our latest news (such as this!) and of course, the all-important Spring/Fall Workshop schedules & registration.

Let us know what you think and how we can improve our new site.

–the web guy.