Building a Place for History
Matthew Jacobs is a practitioner, educator and advocate of historic preservation and the preservation trades. He is currently working for the National Park Service (NPS) as the education coordinator at the Stephen T Mather High School for the Building Arts and Craftsmanship (Mather); a new Career Technical Education (CTE) High School in Manhattan that is preparing students for college and careers in the preservation and stewardship fields. He is committed to empowering students with hands-on skills for shaping the world around them and exploring their own interests and abilities. Before coming to Mather, Mr. Jacobs worked as a Preservation Specialist for the National Park Service’s Historic Architecture, Conservation and Engineering Center in Lowell, MA.