OLDE SCHOOL CONNECTS OLD HOUSE LOVERS TO OLD HOUSE EXPERTS
at the fourth annual Historic Homes Workshop
[TAMPA, FL] March 27, 2014 – It’s easy to fall in love with an old house. One look at the high ceilings, built-in cabinets, large windows and deep porches set along grand tree-lined streets and your heart is sold. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy to know what to do when the house you fell in love with is in need of repair. To help smitten old house owners, Olde School Historic Preservation Education presents their annual Historic Homes Workshop to connect homeowners to experts who will share their knowledge of historic home restoration.
The theme for this year’s workshop is Commending the Craft. Twelve sessions offer help on topics including Restoring Wood Windows, Plaster Walls and Ceiling Repair, and Garden Accessories related to the structure and design outside the old home. Other sessions, including Proper Wood Floor Care, offer ideas for inside the historic home. A special highlight of this year’s workshop will be a session on Stained Glass Repair where you can get tricks of the trade for repairing and maintaining leaded glass.
Admission to the workshop on Saturday is $10 advance registration and $15 the day of the event. Lunch will be available for workshop participants to purchase. For the first time this year a second day has been added to schedule offering hands-on classes for topics including Epoxy Wood Repairs, Window Glazing, and How to Replicate a Historic Window Screen. These classes are $20 each with advance registration only.
“We get a lot of calls from people looking for professionals to help them with their historic homes, from design issues to contractors to do the work,” observes Becky Clarke, President of Tampa Preservation, Inc. “This event showcases local experts who will share their knowledge and hopefully give away some of their industry secrets.” A vendor display area at the workshop will allow homeowners to meet and discuss their home projects with preservation-related businesses such as Wood Window Makeover and Tanner Paint, Florida’s oldest paint store.
A portion of the event proceeds will benefit Tampa Preservation, Inc., a private, non-profit organization, established in 1973. TPI is dedicated to the preservation of the historic structures and neighborhoods of the Tampa Bay area and Hillsborough County, and to the education of the area’s school children and residents about their unique heritage.
What: Olde School Historic Homes Workshop
When: April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and April 27 12:30 to 4:30
Where: Wood Window Makeover, 1706 W. Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33606
Cost: Saturday $10 advance, $15 day of; Sunday $20 per class
advance registration at http://shop.woodwindowmakeover.com/
More Info: To learn more, please visit our website at www.oldeschool.org
For more info contact: Jaye Croft, 813-404-6498, firstname.lastname@example.org