WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

One of Preservation Farmington’s initiatives is helping history-lovers and historic house owners and enthusiasts learn more about preservation topics. To that end, we’re planning to hold both hands-on workshops and an ongoing lecture series throughout the year.

WORKSHOPS

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Most, if not all, of the workshops will be held at historic homes in the Farmington Historic District. It gives the audiences a real-life visual to illustrate the topics–and helps out the homeowners with some pro bono repair work by a specialist in the field.

If you live in a historic home in Farmington and are interested in hosting a workshop in the future, drop us a line at preservationfarmington@gmail.com.

Due to low enrollment, our June 4 window rehab workshop ended up being cancelled. Check our Facebook page for updates on our 2017 workshop schedule.

LECTURE SERIES

All lectures will be held at the Heritage and History Center in Heritage Park (24725 Farmington Road). Admission is $5, payable at the door, and free for Preservation Farmington members.

A2015-07-30 19.59.10rchitectural styles of Farmington and the Hills (September 21, 7 p.m.)

You enjoy walking or driving through historic neighborhoods, taking in the ambiance and atmosphere of hundreds of years of collective history. Delve a little deeper into the realm of historic home building, see how styles evolved over the years, and learn how to distinguish a Queen Anne from a Foursquare or Storybook.

Speaker Jena Stacey holds a master’s degree in historic preservation from Eastern Michigan University. She is a co-founder of Preservation Farmington and former member of the Farmington Historical Commission.

14188644_602961926552940_2382270939991289869_oKit Houses in Metro Detroit (October 6, 7 p.m.)

They came in the mail: thousands of individual, marked parts…and a set of instructions. Then, it was up to the homeowners to put it together themselves. These ready-made houses came in many different styles from manufacturers such as Sears, Roebuck and Co. and local manufacturers such as Aladdin Homes in Bay City. Michigan, shipping pre-cut parts across the United States, was the epicenter of kit home manufacturing.

Speakers Wendy and Andrew Mutch are local kit-house historians.

14188309_602962973219502_2339705771501111353_oResearching Your Historic Home (December 7, 7 p.m.)

You love your historic home, and you want to find out who lived there before you did. Or maybe you’re researching the home of one of your ancestors or relatives. Deed research, directories, maps, historic photos, and more will set you well on the path to discovery.

Speaker Jena Stacey holds a master’s degree in historic preservation from Eastern Michigan University. She is a co-founder of Preservation Farmington and former member of the Farmington Historical Commission.

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