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Peebles Island Resource Center

    • Frame Conservator Eric Price teaching gilding theory to Jr. Achievement Students on tour at Peebles Island Resource Center

Located at the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers, the Peebles Island Resource Center (PIRC) is the headquarters for the Bureau of Historic Sites which is administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP). Housed in a rehabilitated textile factory complex, the Bureau of Historic Sites provides preservation assistance and interpretive support to 35 state historic sites and over 170 state parks.

For over thirty years, the Bureau’s conservation laboratories have cared for the thousands of historic objects in New York’s state historic sites. During this time, PIRC has extended its conservation services, under contract, to other governmental agencies within New York State. Conservators specializing in seven disciplines – archeology, paintings, gilded objects and frames, textiles, furniture, decorative arts and paper – provide a full spectrum of treatment and preventive conservation services such as general surveys and collection-specific surveys, conservation treatments, materials analysis, workshops and public presentations, and internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

Although PIRC is not open to the public on a daily basis, everyone is invited to attend an annual open house in mid-May. For more information call 518-237-8643. 

Peebles Island Resource Center
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
P.O. Box 219
Waterford, NY 12188

Tel: 518-237-8643
Fax: 518-235-4248
URL: www.nysparks.com/