Holland College, PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation partner to preserve heritage homes


Holland College and the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation have partnered to preserve heritage homes across Prince Edward Island. Students in the college’s heritage retrofit carpentry program will be given access to areas of heritage homes such as attics and basements and will use the buildings as a “living laboratory” so they can gain experience doing repairs. Holland College program lead learning manager Josh Silver said that students will also have the opportunity to examine the construction of the homes as they work and learn about what was done right and wrong. “[Heritage Museums are] willing to take a little step back and let us be a little bit slower knowing that in the long run we’re feeding the general population a lot of high-quality carpenters that can do this type of work,” said Silver.