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Great Upcoming Workshop on Historic House Maintenance

Friday, 12/21/12

Would you like to learn more about maintaining your historic house or museum? You know, the beast that eats up most your budget? Then you will be pleased to know that HSP's History Affiliates program is sponsoring a two-part workshop that will outline the components of a maintenance program and provide you with the basic tools for preparing such a plan.

The workshop will be held on January 17 and February 21 at the Chester County Historical Society in West Chester. During the first session, participants will learn about the three main components of a maintenance program. Participants will receive a budget template for a maintenance plan, which they will use to assess their own properties. At the second session, these spreadsheets will be used as the basis for interactive discussions on issues around deferred, cyclical, and preventative maintenance.

Workshop leaders will be Susan and Dale Frens, whose firm Frens and Frens Restoration Architects focuses on historic building research, conservation, restoration, adaptive use, and maintenance planning. They are known for their expertise in building preservation technology and the design of practical and achievable technical solutions to building conservation problems.

Registration is only $60 for general admission and $50 for members of History Affiliates. Space is limited. Learn more about the workshop and register today at www.hsp.org/calendar!

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