This fall, the Timber Framers Guild will raise the new Gateway Community Visitor’s Center in Schuylerville, New York. The new timber frame building will be constructed at the site of General Burgoyne’s surrender in the Revolutionary War, and will serve as the starting point for tourism of historic sites in the upper Hudson Valley. From September 5th through the 15th, instructors will work with more than fifty students and volunteers to process approximately 24,000 board feet of locally sourced white pine and red oak timbers to form the community center. Plus, a community hand raising of the Gateway Community Visitor’s Center frame will take place on September 14th and 15th to top off the build.
“A hand raising such as the one we’ll conduct to conclude this event is something the community and the participants will remember for the rest of their lives,” states Timber Framers Guild Executive Director, Jeff Arvin.
The Timber Framers Guild is a nonprofit organized exclusively for educational purposes to provide training programs for timber framers, disseminate information about timber framing to the public, and serve as a general center of timber framing information for the professional and general public alike. If you’d like to be involved in the hand raising of the Gateway Community Visitor’s Center, or with the Timber Framers Guild in general, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.