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Preservation Louisville announces 'Hands-On History' workshops
Monday September 21, 2015


The 2015-2016 workshop series Hands On History is here! The popular educational series is designed to give participants an in depth look at various preservation issues and methods of maintaining and preserving older buildings. Participants will learn practical, hands-on techniques for working with original materials and finishes to maintain, restore and preserve historic elements such as plaster, windows and stained glass. Topics such as local preservation districts will be discussed and how to plan your own DIY restoration project will also be explored. Programs are presented with support from the Brown-Forman Corporation. 

 Workshops will be held on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 1pm to 4pm, September through April at The Brennan House Historic Home, 631 S. Fifth Street
  •  The registration fee is $30 or $20 for Preservation Louisville Members
 
Our kickoff workshop, Hands on Windows, will take place this Saturday, September 12, and will give participants the opportunity to practice their new skills on actual historic windows. The rest of the 2015-2016 series will run as follows:
  • September - Hands On Windows. Participants will learn historic window maintenance on actual windows!
  • October - Plaster. Participants will learn how to maintain and restore plaster work in historic buildings. 
  • November - Stained Glass.  A stained-glass expert will demonstrate the care, maintenance, and restoration of stained glass in historic buildings. 
  • December - Researching Your Old House. For old house owners and enthusiasts alike, this workshop will focus on digging deep down to the roots of your historic home's story!
  • January - Voluntary Abandoned Property.  Preservationists will learn from Louisville Metro experts how to purchase abandoned historic property, as well as the legal ins and outs that entails.
  • February - Masonry. Experts will guide participants in skills needed to restore stonework in historic homes. 
  • March - Roofs and Gutters. In anticipation of spring, this workshop highlights roof and gutter repair techniques. 
  • April - Green DIY.  Just in time for Earth Day, this workshop will teach participants eco-friendly ways to restore, repair, and re-vamp their historic home! 

Visit www.preservationlouisville.org for more information.

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