ABCs and 123s of Schoolhouse Preservation
Sept. 10, Start at 120 Reeder's Alley, Helena
9 am to 3 pm
The public is invited to join the Montana Preservation Alliance for our ABC's and 123's of Schoolhouse Preservation workshop, Saturday September 10th in Helena from 9 am to 3 pm. Registration is required. Register online (form below) or call 406-457-2822 to register.
Many schoolhouse owners dream of breathing new life into their building, but they just aren’t sure where to start or what to do next. This all-day workshop, funded by a grant from the Historic Preservation Education Fund, will address the basics of preserving small, rural schoolhouses. Using the wood-frame Unionville Schoolhouse south of Helena, and the stone Placer Schoolhouse in Broadwater County as case studies, this event will guide you through the process of assessing conditions at your schoolhouse, phasing and prioritization, addressing common problems, and finding resources for your restoration project. Attendees will also participate in a hands-on clean up activity at the Placer School. Lunch will be included.
All types of owners and caretakers of rural schoolhouses are invited to participate in this schoolhouse preservation workshop, including owners of private farms, ranches, and residential properties, museum directors, parks managers, architects, engineers, school district administrators, municipal and state agency maintenance and cultural resources directors, and beyond. Much of the information covered also applies to historic homes and commercial buildings.
The workshop will be led by: Cathy Bickenheuser, US Forest Service Region 1 Preservation Crew Leader; and Dustin Kalanick, (AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C), Restoration Director/Staff Architect fir the Montana Preservation Alliance. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and work clothes.