Join us for an author talk with Charles McRaven, who will be discussing his books on homesteading skills and historical building techniques. A book signing will follow. This event is free and open to the public.
Charles “Mac” McRaven has been building with stone, log, and post & beam since he was eleven years old. His parents built their homes in the 1940’s with the help of their children. This fascination has lasted more than fifty years.
McRaven has built and restored hundreds of log, stone, and post & beam structures all over the United States. His preservation work and his writings have earned him recognition as America’s leading authority on the preservation of the nation’s structural history.
McRaven writes copiously on pioneer skills and historic American building techniques as well as their place in history and today’s world. He is the author of The Classic Hewn Log House, Stonework, Building with Stone, The Stone Primer, and The Blacksmith’s Craft. He has also written three books of fiction: The Rifling, Build Me A Tower, and Winter Rage. He writes regularly for magazines including Country Journal and Fine Homebuilding.