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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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Frances Stilwell: Oregon’s Botanical Landscape
Ilwaco WA (May 12 - July 8, 2017)
The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum to present an exhibition of 82 paintings by Frances Stilwell representing the native plants of Oregon’s eight Ecoregions. After moving to Oregon in 1969, Stilwell began...
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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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28th Annual Summer Field School in Historical Archaeology
Forest VA (June 5 - July 14, 2017)
FOREST, VA: Archaeologists play a major role in our understanding of Poplar Forest. When Thomas Jefferson’s retreat opened to the public for the first time in 1986, in its pre-restoration condition, it...
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Tompkins County Bicentennial Walk & Talks
Ithaca NY (June 10 - August 19, 2017)
As part of this year’s Bicentennial celebration, stroll and explore selected landmarks in Tompkins County this summer with our local municipal historians! This program will take place on Saturdays...
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Summers Past History Program
Johnson City Tennessee TN (June 12-30, 2017)
TIPTON-HAYNES STATE HISTORIC SITE 2017 SUMMERS PAST HISTORY PROGRAM This year the Summers Past History Program will run for three sessions of one week each. These sessions are held...
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Bellamy Mansion Museum Summer Camp
Wilmington NC (June 19 - August 18, 2017)
Calling all fun-loving museum-minded first and second graders! Join us for a half-day summer camp at the Bellamy Mansion Museum! We'll be coloring, creating, digging, molding,...
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2017 Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Summer Field School
Milwaukee WI (June 23 - August 4, 2017)
This summer course provides students an immersion experience in the field recording of the built environment and cultural landscapes and an opportunity to learn how to write history literally “from the...
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Piedmont Neighborhood Tour
Portland OR (June 29, 2017)
In addition to the well-known neighborhoods of Irvington, Ladd's Addition, or Laurelhurst, Portland is also home to the lesser known but architecturally rich neighborhoods of Piedmont and...
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Havens Farmers' Market
Shelter Island NY (July 1, 2017)
Our Market supports local farmers, craftspeople and business owners. Vendors sell local produce, flowers, herbs, fish, breads, pies, salads, cheese, granola and more. The...
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Modernism and Beyond: The Architecture of Downtown (North)
Portland OR (July 1, 2017)
This Modernism tour looks at Portland skyscrapers from the oldest to the near-tallest and most recent. The fingerprints of iconic architect Pietro Belluschi are on five buildings on this tour...
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Old Pasadena Historic District Walking Tour
Pasadena CA (July 1, 2017)
Saturday, July 1 | 9:00 - 11:00am Tickets: Member $15 | Non-Member $18 Old Pasadena has gone from drab and dingy to a shopping and dining destination. Without Pasadena Heritage, this...
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Music to Celebrate the Second of July
Washington DC (July 2, 2017)
Celebrate the Second of July, the day the Continental Congress voted for American independence, with music the founding fathers knew well. David and Ginger Hildebrand of the Colonial Music Institute perform...
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American Material Culture: Nineteenth-Century New York
New York NY (July 3-28, 2017)
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Educators at Bard Graduate Center, New York City.
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Old Fashioned 4th of July at the 1887 Avery House
Fort Collins CO (July 4, 2017)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2017 Subject: Old-Fashioned Fourth of July at the 1879 Avery House Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Location: Fort Collins...
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Stories on the Porch
Lancaster PA (July 4, 2017)
A Rock Ford docent in period costume will read a story to children gathered on the porch of the mansion. Following the story, children will participate in a themed craft and other fun activities. A light...
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Casting Ornamental Plaster Medallions Workshop
Telford PA (July 6-7, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you shape your piece of history! Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, owner, or someone who simply loves old homes, join...
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Old Town Portland
Portland OR (July 6, 2017)
The commercial district near the famous Skidmore Fountain and the oldest standing buildings in downtown comprise this fascinating tour of Portland’s only National Landmark Historic District....
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Historic Porch Restoration
Hannibal MO (July 8-13, 2017)
Historic Porches Restoration is a fun and intense, six-day, hands-on learning experience. The porch being restored will be done in accordance with The Secretary of the Interiors Standards...
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Canada Historic Places Day
Various Locations (July 8, 2017)
July 8 is Canada Historic Places Day: a national celebration to encourage Canadians to visit historic places close to home. Do you own or operate a historic site? Register your event and access tools and...
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East Portland/Grand Avenue Historic District
Portland OR (July 8, 2017)
Along Grand Avenue, once the main commercial spine in the original and separate city of East Portland, lies an amazing mix of architecture from Italianate to Art Deco. Among the many buildings,...
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Havens Farmers' Market
Shelter Island NY (July 8, 2017)
Our Market supports local farmers, craftspeople and business owners. Vendors sell local produce, flowers, herbs, fish, breads, pies, salads, cheese, granola and more. The...
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Sherrill Manufacturing Factory Tour
Oneida NY (July 8, 2017)
Uncover industrial history of the Oneida Community by viewing objects from our collection that were used in the Community’s factory (built 1863) and then tour the historic factory to see Sherrill Manufacturing’s...
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Michigan Logging Open House
Orchard Lake MI (July 9, 2017)
We look at Early Michigan Logging Equipment, focusing on some early tools recovered from Michigan logging camps such as saws, axes, and pulling and horse equipment. Permanent exhibits will be featured...
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Mid-Town and the West End: Icons, Hidden Gems, and Historic Preservation
Portland OR (July 11, 2017)
Explore downtown between the South Park Blocks and I-405 – an area filled with iconic buildings as well as numerous lesser-known architectural gems. You’ll see historic apartment houses, storefronts,...
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Stories on the Porch
Lancaster PA (July 11, 2017)
A Rock Ford docent in period costume will read a story to children gathered on the porch of the mansion. Following the story, children will participate in a themed craft and other fun activities. A light...
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Behind the Blue Line: Seneca Falls
Seneca Falls NY (July 12-14, 2017)
AARCH is venturing Beyond the Blue Line this summer to Seneca Falls to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New York State. Seneca Falls is a picturesque town on the shore of Van Cleef...
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Downtown Oregon City – The First Capitol of Oregon
Portland OR (July 12, 2017)
Come and explore the downtown of Oregon's first incorporated city. On this walk you’ll see buildings and landmarks along Main Street, including the historic Arch Bridge connecting Oregon City...
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Michigan Logging Open House
Orchard Lake MI (July 12, 2017)
Members, supporters, volunteers are invited for refreshments to this GWBHS appreciation reception. Complimentary drawing ticket included for choice of multiple prizes. RSVP by July 10 to rsvp@gwbhs.org or...
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Old Line State Summit
Annapolis MD (July 12, 2017)
Join Preservation Maryland at the historic U.S. Naval Academy for a one-day historic preservation conference focused on historic preservation, heritage tourism, house museums and interpretation, advocacy,...
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Old Line State Summit - Maryland Statewide Historic Preservation Conference
Annapolis MD (July 12, 2017)
Expand your preservation knowledge! MARYLAND STATEWIDE HISTORIC PRESERVATION CONFERENCE WEDNESDAY, JULY 12 AT THE US NAVAL ACADEMY IN ANNAPOLIS If you are interested...
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An Evening at Knox Farm
East Aurora NY (July 13, 2017)
Come to the Knox Farm on a beautiful Buffalo summer evening and learn the history of the Knox family’s farm and summer home! The Friends of Knox Farm will open the farm’s buildings which are seldom...
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Classical Downtown Portland
Portland OR (July 13, 2017)
Downtown Portland contains an extensive collection of classically influenced buildings, many of which are clad with glazed terra cotta, a building material that was at its height of popularity...
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Libations for Preservation
Boston MA (July 13, 2017)
It's back! The Boston Preservation Alliance Young Advisors Board is proud to present Libations for Preservation. Tickets are $35 until June 30. After that (and at the...
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Testing the American Way of War: Doughboys bring Revolution to the Western Front, 1917-1918
Washington DC (July 13, 2017)
The American Expeditionary Forces were unprepared for combat in World War I. Rushed to the front untrained, underequipped, and led by generals with little understanding of the realities of modern warfare,...
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Mortise & Tenon Joinery Workshop
Telford PA (July 14, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you jump-start your joints! Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, owner, or someone who simply loves using your hands, join...
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Practical Tool Sharpening Workshop
Telford PA (July 14, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you sharpen your bevels! Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, artisan or someone who simply loves woodworking, join us...
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Repointing Brick & Stone
Telford PA (July 14, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you leave no stone unturned! Whether you're a craftsman, architect, artisan, or someone who simply loves old buildings, join us for a...
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Clamshell Railroad Days
Ilwaco WA (July 15-16, 2017)
Join the fun as we celebrate Clamshell Railroad Days July 15 16 at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco! Experience historic railroad lectures, model railroad layouts from regional...
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Garden Walk - "Secret Gardens of Islip"
Islip NY (July 15, 2017)
On Saturday, July 15th (rain date July 16th) the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet will have their 5th Garden Walk – “Secret Gardens of Islip” - from 12N – 4:00 p.m. Come enjoy a...
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Havens Farmers' Market
Shelter Island NY (July 15, 2017)
Our Market supports local farmers, craftspeople and business owners. Vendors sell local produce, flowers, herbs, fish, breads, pies, salads, cheese, granola and more. The...
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Historic Sellwood
Portland OR (July 15, 2017)
Before it became a part of the City of Portland in 1893, Sellwood was an independent, incorporated town. Changes in transportation, from riverboats to light rail, have always driven change in...
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The National Lighthouse Museum - Circumnavigate the Isle of Staten - Lighthouse Boat Tour
Staten Island NY (July 16, 2017)
Circumnavigate the Isle of Staten Sunday, July 16, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Leaving from Pier 1 (adjacent to the National Lighthouse Museum) 200...
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Masonry Field School Workshop
Telford PA (July 18-21, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you build character one joint at a time! Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, artisan, or someone who is simply...
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Traditional Building Conference Series
Salem MA (July 18-19, 2017)
Join the Traditional Building Conference in Salem, MA for the second event of this year’s series. Connect, network and learn with the architects, contractors, and designers in classroom sessions and on...
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July Spotlight Tour: The Coit House
Buffalo NY (July 18, 2017)
The Coit House is the oldest residential structure in the city having been built after the burning of Buffalo during the war of 1812. Built by George Coit near his business on the waterfront at Pearl and...
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Stories on the Porch
Lancaster PA (July 18, 2017)
A Rock Ford docent in period costume will read a story to children gathered on the porch of the mansion. Following the story, children will participate in a themed craft and other fun activities. A light...
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The Pearl District: Preservation in the Midst of Change
Portland OR (July 18, 2017)
Over the last 20 years, the Pearl has been transformed from an outdated and tired industrial area into one of Portland’s premier residential and retail districts. A century ago, the area went...
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Replicating Historic Porches
Hannibal MO (July 20-27, 2017)
Replicating Historic Porches is a fun and intense, eight-day, hands-on learning experience. The porch being replicated will be done in accordance with The Secretary...
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Merchants and Markets: Portland’s Historic Yamhill District
Portland OR (July 20, 2017)
Exploring the heart of Portland’s late-nineteenth century commercial district, this tour is packed with the names of prominent city pioneers who made their mark as merchants, developers, and...
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Object talk: George Washington manuscript forgeries
Washington DC (July 21, 2017)
Michele Lee Silverman, research services librarian of the American Revolution Institute, presents several examples of forged George Washington manuscripts in the library collection. The talk will focus...
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Black & White
Shelter Island NY (July 22, 2017)
The Historical Society’s signature fund raising summer event is an opportunity to support the Shelter Island Historical Society while dancing to great music, enjoying a raw bar, dinner by Marie Eiffel...
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Havens Farmers' Market
Shelter Island NY (July 22, 2017)
Our Market supports local farmers, craftspeople and business owners. Vendors sell local produce, flowers, herbs, fish, breads, pies, salads, cheese, granola and more. The...
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Lair Hill Neighborhood
Portland OR (July 22, 2017)
Named for pioneering Portland lawyer and newspaper editor William Lair Hill, this residential neighborhood is one of Portland’s oldest. Lair Hill contains a fascinating mix of historic homes,...
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Trolleys at Twilight
West Henrietta NY (July 22, 2017)
Many trolley companies across the country created popular amusement parks and picnic grounds. The New York Museum of Transportation recreates an evening at an old-time "trolley park" with the...
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Window Sash Revival Workshop With Duffy Hoffman
Telford PA (July 24-27, 2017)
JOYN-01 Restoring Wood Windows With Sash Master Duffy Hoffman Craftwork Training Center provides TLC for historic wood windows! Whether you're an...
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Running Plaster Cornices Workshop
Telford PA (July 25-27, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you restore your piece of history! Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, owner, or someone who simply loves old homes, join...
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Old Town Portland
Portland OR (July 25, 2017)
The commercial district near the famous Skidmore Fountain and the oldest standing buildings in downtown comprise this fascinating tour of Portland’s only National Landmark Historic District....
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Stories on the Porch
Lancaster PA (July 25, 2017)
A Rock Ford docent in period costume will read a story to children gathered on the porch of the mansion. Following the story, children will participate in a themed craft and other fun activities. A light...
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Historic Albina
Portland OR (July 27, 2017)
Once a separate city from Portland, Albina has a lengthy and diverse history – along with some fascinating architecture. This tour explores old Albina from stories of early proprietors and its...
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Grave Marker Cleaning & Repair Workshop
Telford PA (July 28, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you bring your piece of history back to life. Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, owner, or someone who is passionate...
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Using Lithomex for Stone & Brick Repair Workshop
Telford PA (July 28, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you restore the past! Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, artisan, or someone who simply loves vintage masonry, join us...
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Downtown Portland’s “North End”
Portland OR (July 29, 2017)
This exciting tour explores the abundant architectural and cultural history in the downtown neighborhood wedged between Old Town and the Pearl District. Along the way you’ll see 19th century...
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Havens Farmers' Market
Shelter Island NY (July 29, 2017)
Our Market supports local farmers, craftspeople and business owners. Vendors sell local produce, flowers, herbs, fish, breads, pies, salads, cheese, granola and more. The...
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Time Travelers
Shelter Island NY (July 31 - August 4, 2017)
A youth program for children 6 to 12 years-old. Participants will journey back in time to explore Shelter Island’s story through music, art, performance, crafts, gardening, and games. Registration...
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Stories on the Porch
Lancaster PA (August 1, 2017)
A Rock Ford docent in period costume will read a story to children gathered on the porch of the mansion. Following the story, children will participate in a themed craft and other fun activities. A light...
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The Pearl District: Preservation in the Midst of Change
Portland OR (August 1, 2017)
Over the last 20 years, the Pearl has been transformed from an outdated and tired industrial area into one of Portland’s premier residential and retail districts. A century ago, the area went...
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Classical Downtown Portland
Portland OR (August 3, 2017)
Downtown Portland contains an extensive collection of classically influenced buildings, many of which are clad with glazed terra cotta, a building material that was at its height of popularity...
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Pasadena in the Movies Ice Cream Social & Film Screening Parlor Talk
Pasadena CA (August 4, 2017)
More than 100 years ago, Thomas Edison hired James White to produce short films called "actualities," including two pieces about the Rose Parade. This was the beginning of a long history of filming in...
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Havens Farmers' Market
Shelter Island NY (August 5, 2017)
Our Market supports local farmers, craftspeople and business owners. Vendors sell local produce, flowers, herbs, fish, breads, pies, salads, cheese, granola and more. The...
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Ladd’s Addition Historic District
Portland OR (August 5, 2017)
Enjoy a leisurely stroll through this leafy enclave of early 20th century homes, churches, and businesses. This National Register Historic District is Oregon’s oldest planned community and...
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Pasadena in the Movies Bus Tour
Pasadena CA (August 5, 2017)
Pasadena buildings and cityscapes have been used in hundreds of films, TV shows, and commercials as varied as “Father of the Bride,” “Batman,” “Chinatown,” and even “Gone with the Wind.” Celebrate Pasadena’s...
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Shelter Island House Tour: Living with History/Making Decisions
Shelter Island NY (August 5, 2017)
The 2017 House Tour will feature the homes of five Shelter Island residents who have made distinctive choices about "living with history." These range from relatively incremental changes over the past...
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Railroad Day
West Henrietta NY (August 6, 2017)
Thrill to the romance of the rails with velocipede rides, "Gandy Dancer" track work demonstrations, model railroads, and much more. Trolley rides on the museum's own railroad bring back the clickety-clack...
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Casting Ornamental Plaster Medallions Workshop
Telford PA (August 8-9, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you shape your piece of history! Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, owner, or someone who simply loves old homes, join us for a 2-day...
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Section 106 Essentials Training
Washington DC (August 8-9, 2017)
The Section 106 Essentials is a two-day course designed for those who are new to federal historic preservation compliance or those who want a refresher on the Section 106 regulations...
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Old Town Portland
Portland OR (August 8, 2017)
The commercial district near the famous Skidmore Fountain and the oldest standing buildings in downtown comprise this fascinating tour of Portland’s only National Landmark Historic District....
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Advanced Section 106 Seminar
Washington DC (August 10, 2017)
The Advanced Section 106 Seminar is a one day course that focuses on the effective management of complex or controversial undertakings that require compliance with Section 106 of...
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Portland Heights and Vista Avenue
Portland OR (August 10, 2017)
This tour explores Portland Heights – a mostly residential Southwest Portland neighborhood with Vista Avenue running through its center. It was once a very difficult area to build in, or even...
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Mortise & Tenon Joinery Workshop
Telford PA (August 11, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you jump-start your joints! Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, owner, or someone who simply loves using your hands, join...
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Object talk: Ralph Earl's portrait of Maj. James Fairlie
Washington DC (August 11, 2017)
Emily Schulz Parsons, deputy director and curator of the American Revolution Institute, presents Ralph Earl’s portrait of Maj. James Fairlie, depicting the Revolutionary War officer in his military uniform...
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Practical Tool Sharpening Workshop
Telford PA (August 11, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you sharpen your bevels! Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, artisan or someone who simply loves woodworking, join us...
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Repointing Brick & Stone
Telford PA (August 11, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you leave no stone unturned! Whether you're a craftsman, architect, artisan, or someone who simply loves old buildings, join us for a...
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East Portland/Grand Avenue Historic District
Portland OR (August 12, 2017)
Along Grand Avenue, once the main commercial spine in the original and separate city of East Portland, lies an amazing mix of architecture from Italianate to Art Deco. Among the many buildings,...
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Havens Farmers' Market
Shelter Island NY (August 12, 2017)
Our Market supports local farmers, craftspeople and business owners. Vendors sell local produce, flowers, herbs, fish, breads, pies, salads, cheese, granola and more. The...
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Kenton Neighborhood
Portland OR (August 15, 2017)
In the early 20th century, Kenton was the heart of Portland’s meat packing industry and home to the largest livestock exchange on the West Coast. Swift Company, through various subsidiaries,...
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Flat Wall Plaster Repair Workshop
Telford PA (August 16-17, 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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Mt. Tabor Neighborhood
Portland OR (August 17, 2017)
This tour rambles through a stunning neighborhood on the west side of Mt. Tabor Park. From the former Baseline Road, now Stark Street, you’ll meander past numerous fine residences, as well as...
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Open House: “Fitchburg Immigrant Experience”
Fitchburg MA (August 18, 2017)
Friday, August 18, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Open House hours at Fitchburg Historical Society, for visits to “Fitchburg Immigrant Experience” during FinnFun, in celebration of Finland’s...
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H.P. Lovecraft: A Literary Life
Providence RI (August 19, 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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Havens Farmers' Market
Shelter Island NY (August 19, 2017)
Our Market supports local farmers, craftspeople and business owners. Vendors sell local produce, flowers, herbs, fish, breads, pies, salads, cheese, granola and more. The...
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Restore Michiana 2017 Workshop Series: Wood Window Repair
Locations vary throughout St. Joseph County IN (August 19, 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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Rock Ford Lobster Picnic
Lancaster PA (August 19, 2017)
The Rock Ford Lobster Picnic is a fun and casual evening to benefit Historic Rock Ford! This event will be held in the Event Tent by the Rock Ford Barn. Dinner includes your choice of: Steak $75, Lobster...
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Westmoreland Neighborhood
Portland OR (August 19, 2017)
Westmoreland was the first of four subdivisions carved out of the Ladd Estate Company’s Crystal Springs Stock Farm in 1909. In contrast to adjacent Sellwood, Westmoreland was promoted as a “modern”...
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Hudson's Bay Day
DuPont WA (August 20, 2017)
The DuPont Historical Society is sponsoring the Hudson's Bay Company 1850's Fort Nisqually activities. With tours of the original 1843 fort site and re-enactors, discover the history, music,...
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Running Plaster Cornices Workshop
Telford PA (August 22-24, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you restore your piece of history! Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, owner, or someone who simply loves old homes, join...
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Modernism and Beyond: The Architecture of Downtown (South) Tour
Portland OR (August 22, 2017)
Downtown Portland contains an abundance of post-World War II architecture by Pietro Belluschi, Michael Graves, and the world-renowned firm of Skidmore, Owings Merrill. This tour explores...
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Atta Boy: Selections from the 1918 Musical
Washington DC (August 23, 2017)
William Biehl, historian, shares the story of Atta Boy, the successful 1918 military show by the Quartermaster School at Camp Meigs, Washington, D.C., that was performed locally and on Broadway...
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Lecture: The Whiskey Boys and The Watermelon Army
Lancaster PA (August 24, 2017)
This lecture on the Whiskey Rebellion is being presented by Robyn Lily Davis, Ph.D., the Colonial and American Revolution specialist in the History Department at Millersville University. This...
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The Pearl District: Preservation in the Midst of Change
Portland OR (August 24, 2017)
Over the last 20 years, the Pearl has been transformed from an outdated and tired industrial area into one of Portland’s premier residential and retail districts. A century ago, the area went...
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The Reel Thing
Los Angeles CA (August 24, 2017)
Dedicated to presenting the latest technologies in audiovisual restoration and preservation. The Reel Thing brings together a unique line up of laboratory technicians, archivists, new media technologists...
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Grave Marker Cleaning & Repair Workshop
Telford PA (August 25, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you bring your piece of history back to life. Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, owner, or someone who is passionate...
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Using Lithomex for Stone & Brick Repair Workshop
Telford PA (August 25, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you restore the past! Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, artisan, or someone who simply loves vintage masonry, join us...
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Havens Farmers' Market
Shelter Island NY (August 26, 2017)
Our Market supports local farmers, craftspeople and business owners. Vendors sell local produce, flowers, herbs, fish, breads, pies, salads, cheese, granola and more. The...
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King’s Hill National Register Historic District
Portland OR (August 26, 2017)
Many of Portland’s most notable late 19th and early 20th century architects designed homes in this hilly National Register Historic District. The neighborhood is also known for its wonderful...
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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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Masonry Field School Workshop
Telford PA (August 29 - September 1, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you build character one joint at a time! Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, artisan, or someone who is simply...
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Montavilla Neighborhood
Portland OR (August 29, 2017)
A former monastery, 19th century farmhouses, Arts Crafts Bungalows, and a vibrant streetcar era commercial district with a restored Streamline Moderne theater? It’s all in Montavilla! ...
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Merchants and Markets: Portland’s Historic Yamhill District
Portland OR (August 31, 2017)
Exploring the heart of Portland’s late-nineteenth century commercial district, this tour is packed with the names of prominent city pioneers who made their mark as merchants, developers, and...
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Havens Farmers' Market
Shelter Island NY (September 2, 2017)
Our Market supports local farmers, craftspeople and business owners. Vendors sell local produce, flowers, herbs, fish, breads, pies, salads, cheese, granola and more. The...
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The Houses of Eastmoreland
Portland OR (September 2, 2017)
The Eastmoreland Neighborhood is known throughout Portland for its undulating pattern of dense, tree-lined streets and landscaped yards. Once farmland, the housing in Eastmoreland was largely...
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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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Beaux Arts Portland
Portland OR (September 5, 2017)
This downtown tour explores the influence of the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris on Portland architecture of the late-19th and early-20th centuries. You’ll learn how American architects, including...
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Mortise & Tenon Joinery Workshop
Telford PA (September 8, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you jump-start your joints! Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, owner, or someone who simply loves using your hands, join...
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Practical Tool Sharpening Workshop
Telford PA (September 8, 2017)
Craftwork Training center will help you sharpen your bevels! Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, artisan or someone who simply loves woodworking, join us...
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Repointing Brick & Stone Workshop
Telford PA (September 8, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you leave no stone unturned! Whether you're a craftsman, architect, artisan, or someone who simply loves old buildings, join us for a...
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“America’s Great Highway” The Historic Columbia River Highway
Portland OR (September 9, 2017)
Please join us as Robert W. Hadlow, Ph.D., discusses “America’s Great Highway”. Hadlow is a historian who has researched and written about the Historic Columbia River Highway for over twenty...
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Portland Vernacular: The Buckman Neighborhood
Portland OR (September 9, 2017)
Buckman is one of the city’s oldest Eastside neighborhoods with a variety of vernacular housing types beginning with late 19th century cottages through the building boom years of the early 20th...
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Casting Ornamental Plaster Medallions Workshop
Telford PA (September 12-13, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you shape your piece of history! Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, owner, or someone who simply loves old homes, join...
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Advanced Section 106 Seminar
Cincinnati OH (September 12, 2017)
The Advanced Section 106 Seminar is a one day course that focuses on the effective management of complex or controversial undertakings that require compliance with Section 106 of...
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Fitchburg Historical Society Annual Meeting
Fitchburg MA (September 13, 2017)
Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This program provides an opportunity to meet the Board of Directors and members of the Fitchburg Historical Society, and learn...
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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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Annual Day of Caring
Fitchburg MA (September 15, 2017)
Friday, September 15, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Opportunity to volunteer helping with work in the Fitchburg Historical Society’s collections. Please sign up in advance. View more information...

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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Dining With History: 1850s-Present
Providence RI (September 16, 2017)
Part two of the tour will pick up on the other side the river, walking through downtown and focusing on modern dining history and habits of Rhode Islanders. Please note: exact meeting spot TBD. Presented...
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Mid-Town and the West End: Icons, Hidden Gems, and Historic Preservation
Portland OR (September 16, 2017)
Explore downtown between the South Park Blocks and I-405 – an area filled with iconic buildings as well as numerous lesser-known architectural gems. You’ll see historic apartment houses, storefronts,...
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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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Antique Fire Trucks
West Henrietta NY (September 17, 2017)
Pumpers, hook-and-ladders, fire engines--they'll all be there to kick off the museum's annual fall foliage ride season. These beautifully restored fire trucks are proudly displayed by the Genesee...
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2017 Preservation Achievement Awards
Boston MA (September 19, 2017)
The Alliance is gearing up for an exciting Preservation Achievement Awards event in 2017! Last week we were proud to announce the Boston Red Sox as the 2017 recipients of...
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Old Town Portland
Portland OR (September 19, 2017)
The commercial district near the famous Skidmore Fountain and the oldest standing buildings in downtown comprise this fascinating tour of Portland’s only National Landmark Historic District....
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Grave Marker Cleaning & Repair Workshop
Telford PA (September 22, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you bring your piece of history back to life. Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, owner, or someone who is passionate...
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Using Lithomex for Stone & Brick Repair Workshop
Telford PA (September 22, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you restore the past! Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, artisan, or someone who simply loves vintage masonry, join us...
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Gothic Revival Church Architecture: from Pugin to Portland
Portland OR (September 23, 2017)
19th century English architect and designer Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was not only talented and prolific in those endeavors but also a writer. He published several books outlining his architectural...
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The Pearl District: Preservation in the Midst of Change
Portland OR (September 23, 2017)
Over the last 20 years, the Pearl has been transformed from an outdated and tired industrial area into one of Portland’s premier residential and retail districts. A century ago, the area went...
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Running Plaster Cornices Workshop
Telford PA (September 26-28, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you restore your piece of history! Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, owner, or someone who simply loves old homes, join...
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Pioneers to Postmodern
Portland OR (September 26, 2017)
Take a whirlwind tour of the entire range of Portland's architectural history. You’ll learn about the first wooden structures near the river as well as the elaborate cast iron, stone and terra...
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Music of the Gaslight Era, by John Root
Fitchburg MA (September 28, 2017)
Thursday, September 28, 2017 6:30 p.m. Free concert of music from 1890 – 1920 that people still enjoy and sing today.
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Downtown Milwaukie
Portland OR (September 30, 2017)
With many buildings dating from the early- to mid-twentieth century, downtown Milwaukie offers an interesting variety of architecture, including the 1930s “modern” City Hall. We hope you’ll join...
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Stumptown Goes Uptown: Architect Warren H. Williams in Portland, 1873-1888
Portland OR (September 30, 2017)
Entering the final quarter of the 19th century, wealthy Portlanders were ready to display their success in showpiece homes and stylish commercial structures. Arriving from San Francisco in early...
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54th International Making Cities Livable Conference
Santa Fe NM (October 2-6, 2017)
Public places – our streets, plazas, squares, and green spaces – belong to ALL of us! They are our democratically shared common wealth - the most important aspect of every city. How we treat the public...
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Section 106 Essentials Training
Washington DC (October 3-4, 2017)
The Section 106 Essentials is a two-day course designed for those who are new to federal historic preservation compliance or those who want a refresher on the Section 106 regulations...
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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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Interpretive Planning for Historic Sites and Museums: Why, What, and How
Mount Laurel NJ (October 7, 2017)
1-day workshop What is interpretive planning? Essentially it combines all the elements that create an optimal visitor experience at a historic site, exhibition, or museum. At this workshop...
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Masonry Field School Workshop
Telford PA (October 10-13, 2017)
Craftwork Training Center will help you build character one joint at a time! Whether you're a craftsman, contractor, architect, artisan, or someone who is simply...
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History Crawl
Providence RI (October 10, 2017)
To celebrate the RIHS’s 2017 programming theme, “Relishing Rhode Island,” this new tour will look at the intersection of downtown Providence’s vibrant restaurant scene and the city’s engaging history of...
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CHP 2017 -- Gentrification & Preservation: A Reappraisal
Newport RI (October 12-14, 2017)
The Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation Program at Salve Regina University will host its annual conference October 12-14, 2017 on the theme “Gentrification Preservation: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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