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The Madam Walker Story
Indianapolis IN (February 3 - December 1, 2017)
Join us on the first Friday of each month, February through December, as Freetown Village presents "the Madam Walker Story". Learn the story of Madame C.J. Walker, the self-made millionaire as...
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Parting Shots: Minor White's Images of Portland, 1938-1942
Portland OR (March 3 - December 23, 2017)
Parting Shots examines nationally renowned 20th-century photographer Minor White, focusing on some of his earliest work when he was in Portland between 1938-1942 to photograph...
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Brothers in Arms: Memories of the Great War
Union NJ (April 7, 2017 - August 11, 2018)
The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I. Using firsthand accounts from letters and postcards, photographs and personal objects, visitors will literally...
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Preserving NC's Maritime Heritage on Ocracoke Island
Ocracoke NC (April 26 - December 31, 2017)
Ocracoke Island's Community Square is an iconic maritime heritage site, home to 5 National Register of Historic Places and 2 docks. A century of hurricanes and storms are threatening structures 86-115...
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Benefit Street: A Mile of History
Providence RI (May 15 - October 31, 2017)
The Rhode Island Historical Society has released the schedule for its 2017 walking tour season, which starts on May 15 and continues through October 31. The RIHS’s signature Benefit...
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Exhibition: “Fitchburg Immigrant Experience”
Fitchburg MA (August 28, 2017 - January 31, 2018)
Monday, August 28 – Wednesday, January 31, 2018. More than most New England manufacturing towns, Fitchburg attracted immigrants from all over the world for two full centuries. Learn...
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Introduction to Historic Preservation
Camden NJ (September 5 - November 14, 2017)
10-week course This course provides an introduction to the preservation of the built environment, examining the history and philosophy of historic preservation and how the discipline is...
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Past Forward: Architecture and Design at the Art Institute
Chicago IL (September 12 - November 30, 2017)
On September 12, the museum opens its new permanent collection of modern and contemporary architecture and design. Past Forward: Architecture and Design at the Art Institute is a dynamic,...
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Archaeology and Historic Preservation
Camden NJ (September 14 - November 16, 2017)
10-week course Archaeological cultural resources are sometimes seem as a "special case" in historic preservation, somewhat removed from conservation, restoration, and management of historic...
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On the Wright Trail
Racine WI (September 16 - December 31, 2017)
SC Johnson announced today the opening of a new Frank Lloyd Wright exhibition which includes examples of Wright's architecture and furniture. It also includes 26 miniature scale models of some of the architect's...
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Fall Foliage by Trolley
West Henrietta NY (September 17 - October 29, 2017)
Sundays only! Enjoy the beauty of autumn in western New York State from the window of an authentic 90-year-old electric trolley car. Trolleys depart every half hour starting...
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Montreal's Geodesic Dreams
Montreal ON (October 4 - December 10, 2017)
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the most famous geodesic dome in the world: the US Pavilion at Expo 67, designed by R. Buckminster Fuller and Shoji Sadao. The exhibition Montreal’s...
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The 41st Fall Tours of Homes, History & Architecture
Charleston SC (October 5-29, 2017)
Friends of the Preservation Society of Charleston graciously welcome visitors inside Charleston's most historic houses and gardens during the 41st Fall Tours of Homes, History Architecture, October...
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Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford
Lancaster PA (October 5-27, 2017)
Journey to Sleepy Hollow … one last time! Experience this original 45-minute immersive play based upon Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" performed in the candlelit rooms of the first...
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Linden Place Tours
Bristol RI (October 12-26, 2017)
For three weeks in October a special docent-led tour will be offered on Thursday nights which covers the ghost stories associated with the DeWolf and Colt families and the eerie amusements of...
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Lithomex--It's Simply Irresistible
Telford PA (October 20, 2017)
Imagine your favorite historic building, then imagine it returned to full glory! Bring new life to old stone and brick with Lithomex patch repair material. Join us for a...
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H.P. Lovecraft: A Literary Life
Providence RI (October 21-22, 2017)
One of the RIHS’s signature tours, this walk will visit locations closely associated with the Providence-born father of weird fiction. August 19, 2017 at 11am, $10; October 21-22, 2017 at...
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Bridges of Bridge City: Portland's Willamette River Crossings
PORTLAND OR (October 21, 2017)
Learn of the history, the construction and the engineering of the city' of Portland's current Willamette River bridges and the structures that preceded them. 10:00-11:30 am Members...
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Fourth Annual Shelter Island Oyster Event
Shelter Island NY (October 21, 2017)
ENJOY a glass a local wine or beer while savoring oysters on the half-shell, Oysters Rockefeller cooked on-the-spot, vegetable platters, cheese platters, as well as other wonderful...
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Halloween Trolley Express
West Henrietta NY (October 21, 2017)
All aboard the Halloween Special! Children and their parents are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and join us for a special day at the transportation museum. The trolley takes you...
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Ladies of Linden Place Tour
Bristol RI (October 21, 2017)
As you tour the 200-year old mansion rooms, the women of Linden Place come alive through portraits, photographs, artifacts and more. Learn about generations of DeWolf Colt women who lived at...
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Restore Michiana 2017 Workshop Series: Woodwork: Using Stock Trim to Replicate Historic Trim
Locations vary throughout St. Joseph County IN (October 21, 2017)
The Restore Michiana partnership of Indiana Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission of South Bend and St. Joseph County is pleased to invite you to attend Restore Michiana 2017 Workshop Series, four...
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Mini-Class: The 1893 Chicago World's Fair
Wilmette IL (October 22, 2017)
Just twenty years after the Great Fire, the 1893 World’s Fair announced Chicago’s arrival as a world-class city. Join former history teacher Lori Matten on Sunday, October 22nd at 2 p.m. for...
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National Lighthouse Museum Continuing Lecture Series - Lecture: The Burning of the Quarantine and th
STATEN ISLAND NY (October 22, 2017)
Sunday, October 22nd, 2017, 3 PM - 4:30 pm, at the National Lighthouse Museum Building 11 (adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry, 200 The Promenade @ Lighthouse Point, St. George, Staten...
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Old Town Portland Tour
Portland OR (October 24, 2017)
Portland's Old Town contains one of the largest collections of cast-iron-fronted buildings in the US. On this tour you will see the oldest standing buildings in downtown, learn about some of the city's...
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Twenty Years Later: Preserving Federal Houses
New York NY (October 24, 2017)
It was twenty years ago, in October 1997, that GVSHP first received funding from Preserve NY, a grant program of the Preservation League of NY State and the NY State Council on the Arts, to research and...
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Collaborate for A Cause
Telford PA (October 25-27, 2017)
The historic Lancaster Cemetery is bringing good people and grave matters together on October 25-27, 2017! Like many graveyards, Lancaster Cemetery relies on volunteers...
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Grave Marker & Monument Cleaning & Repair Workshop
Telford PA (October 25-27, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you preserve your legacy. Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, owner, or someone who simply loves old structures, join...
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Emerging Professionals Happy Hour: Architects Without Borders
Portland OR (October 25, 2017)
AIA Portland and the Emerging Professionals Committee are proud to bring you this fall’s Emerging Professionals Happy Hour Series. The series will focus on Design Engagement. Each happy hour will focus...
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Craftsman Weekend - Immerse Yourself in Greene and Greene
Pasadena CA (October 26-29, 2017)
In celebration of Pasadena Heritage's 40 years ofpreservation, we honor the work of The Gamble House and all who have been partners with us in ensuring that Charles and Henry Greene's architectural legacy...
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East Tennessee Preservation Conference
Clinton TN (October 27, 2017)
Knox Heritage and the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance will be bringing the East Tennessee Preservation Conference to the CDF Alex Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennessee on October 27, 2017. View more information...

Garthwick Neighborhood Tour
PORTLAND OR (October 28, 2017)
Located just south of Sellwood and north of the Waverly Country Club, this hidden residential neighborhood is a great "outdoor lab" for the most popular residential styles of the 20th century. Join...
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Monroe County Barn Tour
Bloomington IN (October 28, 2017)
The Monroe County Barn Tour, a fund raising event to benefit the Indiana Barn Foundation, will be a self-guided tour featuring 13 barns and outbuildings at 9 locations, from Bloomington and its environs...
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National Lighthouse Museum, Staten Island, NY - Fright House 2017 - Halloween Fun!
Staten Island NY (October 28, 2017)
Fright House 2017 - Halloween Fun! Saturday, October 28, 2017 1-3 pm National Lighthouse Museum 200 The Promenade @ Lighthouse Point St. George...
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Neon Museum's 5th Anniversary Celebration
Las Vegas NV (October 28, 2017)
Free self-guided access to the Neon Boneyard, food trucks, cake, kid-friendly crafts, paper flower creation celebrating the "Day of the Dead." (1pm - 7pm) "Family Fiesta" event presented...
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Researching the History of Your House
PORTLAND (October 28, 2017)
Historians Tibby O'Brien and Morgen Young take you through steps to uncover the history of your vintage house (as well as most other buildings). They will share the latest online sources, local archives...
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Log Cabin Workshop at James Madison’s Montpelier
Montpelier Station VA (October 29 - November 4, 2017)
Learn 19th century construction from Montpelier’s master craftsmen and preservationists as you work to recreate a slave quarter from the Madison period Project Description:...
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Pasadena Heritage Craftsman House Tour
Pasadena CA (October 29, 2017)
The Sunday Craftsman House Tour is Craftsman Weekend’s signature event, featuring fine examples of the beautiful Craftsman architecture that makes Pasadena the destination for Arts Crafts enthusiasts...
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Lecture: The Ten Crucial Days and Our Modern Reenactment
Lancaster PA (November 2, 2017)
Join us as Joseph Capone, the Executive Director of the Friends of Washington Crossing Historic Park, presents “The Ten Crucial Days and Our Modern Re-Enactment.” His lecture will focus on the Ten Crucial...
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Preservation Thursday: Dinosaurs of the Hell Creek Formation: The End of the Age of Dinosaurs
Deadwood SD (November 2, 2017)
After 100 years of digging in the Hell Creek Formation, it becomes increasing obvious that dinosaur diversity had not diminished in the eons approaching the asteroid impact.
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HASTAC 2017: "The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities"
Orlando FL (November 3-4, 2017)
The Florida Digital Humanities Consortium is the host for HASTAC 2017! The conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, November 3-4, 2017. The UCF Center for Emerging Media and the newly renovated Downtown...
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Carlo Marchionni & the Art of Conversation: Architectural Drawing & Social Space in 18th C Rome
New York NY (November 3, 2017)
Lecture by Tracy Ehrlich Friday November 3rd at 1pm Lower Level Lecture Hall Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum 2 East 91st Street New York
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Justice for Justus: the Lost and Forgotten Architecture of Justus Krumbein
Portland OR (November 4, 2017)
Justus Krumbein (1847-1907), a German immigrant, was one of Oregon's most notable 19th century architects. During his three-decade career he designed the second State Capitol and some of Portland's...
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Lecture: World War I Memorials and Monuments
Wilmette IL (November 5, 2017)
Suzanne Germann of Landmarks Illinois will speak about Illinois’s World War I memorials and monuments on Sunday, November 5th from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Landmarks Illinois is conducting a statewide survey...
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Chicago Design: Histories and Narratives
Chicago IL (November 8-10, 2017)
On November 8-10, 2018, the Department of Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute...
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Fundamentals of Fair Housing
New York NY (November 8, 2017)
Back by Popular Demand! Brokers: Are you looking for a truly interesting and informative Fair Housing course to meet your license renewal requirements? This is it! View more information...

Preservation Massachusetts 2017 Annual Meeting
Worcester MA (November 9, 2017)
The Annual Meeting is an opportunity to reflect on 2017 and set our vision for the year ahead. The evening will feature a networking reception and the presentation of our "Cruising the Commonwealth"...
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SarasotaMOD Weekend
Sarasota FL (November 10-12, 2017)
Sarasota Architectural Foundation presents SarasotaMOD, the Fourth Annual Midcentury Modern Architecture Festival November 10 - 12, 2017 in Sarasota, FL. Celebrating Sarasota School architect...
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Graduate Program in Historic Preservation - Open House
Charleston SC (November 10, 2017)
Prospective Student Open House for the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, a joint program between the College of Charleston Clemson University located in Cigar Factory. Join...
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Adapt a Door 2017
Memphis TN (November 11, 2017)
Memphis Heritage’s annual Adapt-A-Door Fundraiser brings large crowds to Howard Hall for the exciting silent auction of artwork and furniture created by local artists, architects, woodworkers and preservation...
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Architecture in Color: Historic Paints and Finishes, Their Investigation and Reproduction
Camden NJ (November 11, 2017)
1-day workshop Historic architecture is known to us in primary source material through drawings or early black-and-white photography. What's missing is color and the finishing of a building...
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Local and National Register Historic Districts: A Panel Discussion
Portland OR (November 11, 2017)
Ian Johnson (Oregon State HIstoric Preservation Office) and Brandon Spencer-Hartle (Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability) will present a statewide perspective on historic districts and on local...
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Flat Wall Plaster Repair Workshop
Telford PA (November 14-15, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you shape history one wall at a time. Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, owner, or someone who simply loves old houses,...
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Preservation Action Foundation Party and Benefit Auction
Chicago IL (November 15, 2017)
Join us in Chicago for our Legendary Party and Auction for the benefit of the Preservation Action Foundation. Enjoy the atmosphere, artifacts, and spectacular views from the Cliff Dwellers...
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Making History - Frank Lloyd Wright at the Global Crossroads: Chicago/Tokyo/NYC/LA
Chicago IL (November 16, 2017)
Ken Tadashi Oshima, president of the Society of Architectural Historians and Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington discusses with Biennial Artistic Directors Sharon Johnston and Mark...
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Society of Architectural Historians to Present Architecture Awards in Chicago
Chicago IL (November 17, 2017)
The Society of Architectural Historians will present the SAH Awards for Architectural Excellence at its 8th Annual Awards Gala on November 17, at The Racquet Club of Chicago. SAH will honor retired...
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AMIA 2017
New Orleans LA (November 29 - December 2, 2017)
The Annual Conference is a unique forum for colleagues from all areas of the field to meet, share information and work together.
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Notable Women of Portland Book Talk
Portland OR (November 30, 2017)
Authors Dr. Tracy Prince and Zadie Schaffer present a reframing of Portland's history by exploring women's stories from pioneer times through the present, including women in the arts and politics. View more information...

Notable Women of Portland Book Talk
Portland OR (November 30, 2017)
Authors Dr. Tracy Prince and Zadie Schaffer offer a reframing of the city's history by exploring women's stories from pioneer times through the present and including women in the arts and politics. View more information...

Christmas in Salem Home Tour
Salem MA (December 1-3, 2017)
Few communities have the rich legacy of historic houses that Salem, Massachusetts boasts. These homes, spanning four centuries, help define the character as well as the appearance of the city, and every...
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Annual House Tour
Fitchburg MA (December 2, 2017)
Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Annual House Tour is a beloved holiday tradition celebrating beautiful architecture and decoration....
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Chasing the Kids around the City: The Architectural Evolution of Portland Public Schools
Portland OR (December 2, 2017)
Portland Public Schools has one of the larger intact collections of pre-1967 schools in the West, with 94 of its 98 properties erected between 1847 and 1979. The schools were erected in a variety of designs...
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Holiday Open House
Deadwood SD (December 2, 2017)
You are invited to Deadwood History's annual Holiday Open House from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Open House includes children's activities, great holiday gifts for family and friends, free tours...
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Holly Trolley Rides
West Henrietta NY (December 3-17, 2017)
Sundays only! Santa may still use reindeer power, but sometimes he joins you to enjoy a ride on our authentic 90-year-old electric trolley car, recalling another time when families...
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Children's Event: Colonial Christmas at Rock Ford
Lancaster PA (December 3, 2017)
Step back in time for a fun-filled afternoon of Colonial-inspired Christmas activities featuring take-home crafts and holiday treats! This program is geared for Grades 2-5. Children must be accompanied...
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Historical Society of Islip Hamlet's 24th Annual Holiday House Tour
Islip NY (December 3, 2017)
The Historical Society of Islip Hamlet will be hosting its 24th Annual Holiday House Tour on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 12N - 5:00 pm. Several historically and/or architecturally interesting...
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Holiday Open House with Santa's Workshop
Shelter Island NY (December 3, 2017)
View S.I. School Student Faculty Art Show. Pose for a FREE photo with Santa taken by Island Photographer Eleanor Labrozzi make a personalized frame. Snack on freshly-made...
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1920s Portland and the Better Homes in America Campaign: A Look at Eastmoreland's Better (Small) Hom
Portland OR (December 9, 2017)
During the 1920s, the national Better Homes in American Campaign focused on creating healthy homes while making home ownership available to a larger part of the population. Local leading Portland...
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The 8th Annual Black Hills Cowboy Christmas
Lead SD (December 9, 2017)
THE 8TH ANNUAL BLACK HILLS COWBOY CHRISTMAS LEAD, SD – The popular Black Hills Cowboy Christmas concerts and dance will feature more than a dozen regional and state-wide performers...
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30th Annual Holiday Historic House Tour 2017
Queens NY (December 10, 2017)
Celebrate the holiday season with seven Queens historic sites and learn about their unique histories! Set your own pace and visit as many sites as you choose. One ticket is good for...
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Flat Wall Plaster Repair Workshop
Telford PA (December 12-13, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you shape history one wall at a time. Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, owner, or someone who simply loves old houses,...
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Certified Lithomex Installer Workshop
Telford PA (December 28-29, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you embrace the face of masonry! Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, or artisan, join us for a 2-day workshop to become...
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Yuletide Daylight Tours
Lancaster PA (December 29, 2017)
Step back in time to when Christmas Day was only the beginning of the season! Learn about 18th-century Yuletide traditions and customs. Bring your friends, family, and guests to celebrate the season during...
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Colorado Preservation, Inc.'s Saving Places Conference
Denver CO (January 31 - February 3, 2018)
For over 20 years, Colorado Preservation, Inc.'s Saving Places Conference has gathered individuals from across the state (and beyond) to strengthen historic preservation efforts through networking and...
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Saving Places Conference
Denver CO (January 31 - February 3, 2018)
For over 20 years Colorado Preservation, Inc. has hosted what has become one of the largest statewide historic preservation conference in the nation. The annual conference is held the first week...
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Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Annual Conference
Jacksonville FL (May 17-19, 2018)
The Florida Trust will host its 40th Preservation Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, May 17-19, 2018. The conference theme is Stories, Structures Soul. This Conference brings a diverse...
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Hidden Kalamazoo 2018
Kalamazoo MI (June 16-17, 2018)
The 6th Annual Hidden Kalamazoo Tour highlights vacant and developed spaces that are not open to the general public. From upper floors vacant since WWI to a meticulously restored office above...
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