Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum hosts frame-raising workshop

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will host a weekend Frame-Raising Workshop on September 15-16, taking place in CBMM’s Shipyard from 9-4pm each day.

In this workshop, Virginia Military Institute professor of civil engineering and timber framing expert Grigg Mullen will traditionally raise a timber frame structure. Mullen will focus on the theory involved in raising a timber frame building by hand, followed by putting that theory into action.

Mullen got involved in timber framing in 1994 as a craftsman, engineer, rigger and event organizer. Since then, he has worked on numerous projects both in the U.S. and U.K. He joined the Timber Framers Guild in 1994, served three terms on the TFG board of directors, and is a founding and ongoing member of the Timber Framing Engineering Council. As a professor of civil engineering at VMI, Mullen has lead more than 30 volunteer community service projects with students and community volunteers.

This cost for this two-day workshop is $190, with a 20% discount for CBMM members. Participation is limited, with pre-registration

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