ABCs and 123s of Schoolhouse Preservation

  • Helena Helena, MT USA

Helena, Various locations

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 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 included.

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. 

To register online visit our Workshop page or call 406-457-2822.

Participants should meet at 8:45 am on Sept. 10 at MPA Headquarters, 120 Reeder's Alley, Helena.