Upcoming Workshops

The Stone Trust has an exciting line up of courses in dry stone walling. Scroll down to view details about upcoming workshops.  Clicking ‘view details’ will provide additional information, and bring you to where you can register.  The events are arranged by date with the earliest at the top.

Not sure what workshop to take?  Be sure to read our page: Where to Start: Your Path for Success.


  • Introductory Workshop 1-day (8/25/18)
    August 25, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop is an excellent introduction to dry stone walling for the homeowner, hobbyist, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq. ft. of wall…
Participants will be lead through setting foundation stones, building and hearting, setting throughstones, and copes!


  • Bridge Site Prep (8/26/18)
    August 26, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop will spend the day getting ready for the bridge building. We will be finishing excavating for the foundation, setting in foundation stones, building and placing the form work, and other tasks needed to get ready to build a bridge. This is the workshop where you will really get to see all the components laid out and learn math behind the design and more.


  • Bridge Tour (9/7/18)
    September 7, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Southwestern New Hampshire is dotted with historic arched stone bridges. Most of these were constructed between 1840 and 1880. Many are still standing and in fact carrying traffic today! The forces of geology, technology and economics combined in the period from 1830 to 1875 to drive a bridge building boom in southwestern NH. Dry stone arches were the material of choice for heavily traveled routes that had modest spans. Foreign stone masons hired by the railroad brought technology and technique. Yankee ingenuity and economics did the rest.

The Stone Trust Bridge Tour will guide you to see 11 of these bridges that are still standing. Four still carry daily traffic! From the iconic to the forgotten, our tour will explore each of these in a day-long journey around this corner of NH.


  • 2-Day Bridge Building Workshop: (9/8 & 9/9/18)
    September 8, 2018 - September 9, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop will teach you how to assemble a bridge or arched structure. You will install voussoirs while learning techniques for achieving long term stability in a bridge. You will gain a practical understanding of where compromise is appropriate, and how construction techniques play to the physics at work enabling the bridge to function. You will build barrel vault and the side walls of the bridge and set copes.


  • Bridge Building Workshop Package Deal
    September 8, 2018 - September 9, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: $1580. Learn all stages of building a dry stone arched bridge, saves . This package deal includes 5 days of advanced workshops with some of the best wallers and instructors in North America.


  • Site Prep Workshop: Springfield VT (10/12/18)
    October 12, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn how to rebuild a historic field wall in a beautiful Vermont setting. Participants will be guided through the preparation for rebuilding a dilapidated field wall using the local field stone. This workshop is an excellent professionals, homeowners, hobbyists, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls. Workshop participants will learn the needed site preparation for building a wall.


  • 2-Day Rebuild Workshop: Springfield VT (10/13/18 & 10/14/18)
    October 13, 2018 - October 14, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn how to rebuild a historic field wall in a beautiful Vermont setting. Participants will be guided through all aspects of rebuilding a dilapidated field wall using the local field stone. This workshop is an excellent professionals, homeowners, hobbyists, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls.