Dry Stone Canada Members Symposium
Dry Stone Canada and the Amherst Island community invite our active members to spend a weekend at McMullen House. This is an opportunity for our members to reconnect in reality, not virtually, and to rebuild a heritage wall in need of repair.
Dr. Audra McMullen
Professor of Communications at Towson University in Maryland
Dr. Audra McMullen (our host), will lead a discussion on her research on dry stone wallers “Creating Civic Communication Through Dry Stone Festivals” (you may remember she interviewed some of you at the 2019 festival).
Waller, Instructor, Heritage Masonry Specialist
The wall at McMullen House is heritage designated. John Scott, member, instructor, Heritage Masonry Specialist, will lead a discussion on heritage restoration. He will focus on aspects of restoration such as understanding the character of a structure, recording as-found prior to restoration, general aspects related to heritage, and working with agencies (like Parks Canada). While this may be of particular interest to professional wallers, it will also be of interest to wallers in general.
This is a member build, but the public is always welcome to come by and see what it is we do. There will be an area for anyone of any age to try their hand at building with stone, and we will have representatives of our association on hand to answer any questions.
For more information see: https://drystonecanada.com/members-symposium-mcmullen-house-amherst-island-sept-23rd-25th-2022/