“Get Involved”, “Historic Homeowner”, and “Repair & Renovation”. These are the three focuses of Preservation Buffalo Niagara’s (PBN) 2016 Workshop Series.
While the idea of purchasing/preserving a historic house or building might seem to be an exciting prospect, the reality could be a lot different than the dream, especially for those who don’t know what it is that they’re getting into. At the same time, the rewards can outweigh the hardships. That’s why PBN offers its annual Workshop Series that helps homeowners and neighborhoods to safeguard historic structures by assisting with issues that include: how to access homeowner tax credits; restore wood windows; conduct historic resource surveys; improve energy efficiency; restoration and maintenance best practices; the do’s and don’ts of living in a historic district; local, state, and national designation tools.
“Our workshop series is designed to empower local citizens,” said Jessie Fisher, executive director of Preservation Buffalo Niagara. “We want to support property owner maintenance and restoration of historic buildings by outlining the programs and incentives available, and highlighting our knowledgeable local professionals who do this work. Buffalo’s resurgence is not just supported by big reuse and conversion projects, but also by the multitude of smaller restorations happening all around the city.”
The first two workshops will be held in March.
Get Involved: Preservation 101 is an introduction to community preservation tools and processes. This workshop will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9th at the first-floor meeting room of the Market Arcade Building, 617 Main Street. Attendance is free. Registration required.
Historic Homeowner: Researching House History is a guide to researching your home’s unique history. This workshop will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 19th in the auditorium of The Buffalo History Museum, One Museum court. Attendance is free for members of Preservation Buffalo Niagara or The Buffalo History Museum, and $10 for non-members. Registration required.
To register and find out about other upcoming workshops, visit www.preservationbuffaloniagara.org. For questions, contact Laurie Stillwell at 852-3300.