workshop: free MHPN event 12/2-3, 2011

workshop: free MHPN event 12/2-3, 2011

December 2-3, 2011

The Michigan Historic Preservation Network invites you to attend a FREE 2-Day workshop on the historic preservation of homes and small commercial buildings.

Most owners of older and historic homes and small commercial buildings want to maintain and preserve their properties’ historic character, but often don’t know how. Additionally, these same owners want to boost their energy conservation and need to understand lead-based paint hazards. If you are such an owner, come and meet with preservation professionals who will discuss these challenges and offer information and demonstrations to help you on your way. This primer to historic preservation will give you the basics and a framework from which to begin your projects that will result in a well maintained property that showcases its historic character.

Who Should Attend?
Homeowners, Small Commercial Building Owners, and Building Managers

Topics Covered:

Day One: Friday, Dec. 2nd 8:30AM-5:00PM
• Historic Preservation Overview
• Building Assessments
• Weatherization/Conservation
• Lead-Based Paint considerations
• Selecting a Preservation Contractor
• Historic Preservation Tax Credits
Day Two: Saturday, Dec 3rd 8:30AM-5:00PM
Preservation Trades Demonstrations:
• Masonry Cleaning and Restoration
• Window Repair and Weatherization
• Plaster Repair / Paint Finishes
• Ask the Professionals Panel


Day One: Ladies Literary Club
218 N. Washington St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Day Two: Eastern Michigan University
Strong Hall Room 239
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Morning and afternoon refreshments will be served each day. Lunch will be on your own. Enjoy one of Ypsilanti’s downtown restaurants.

We hope you can join us for this important event. Admission is free but space is limited, and participants must register in advance. For questions or to RSVP, contact MHPN at or by calling 517-371-8080.