CALL TO ACTION Join and get involved with the MI Impact Coalition, as we work to bring back Michigan’s State Rehab Tax Credit.  Senate Bill 469 (S1) passed the Senate on December 13, 2017. House Bill 5178 (HB 5178) has also been introduced to reinstate the Michigan Historic Preservation Tax Credit. These bills would reinstate the popular program that offers a credit of up to 25 percent of rehabilitation expenses against state income tax.


International Preservation Trades Workshop – Volunteer Opportunities

The annual International Preservation Trades Workshop (see flyer) is coming to Belle Isle, Detroit, in September.

 The workshop planners are in need of several good volunteers to help with various tasks on Sept 7, 8, 9, and 10.  The tasks include greeting, registration, and also putting up and taking down tents and helping demonstrators move their supplies.

Volunteering for just one 4-hour shift will get you these benefits:

  • free admission to half-day of the conference,
  • free admission to your choice of four different preservation pre-conference workshops (see attached), as space allows
  • free admission to your choice of two featured tours (see attached), as space allows
  • and, last but not least, a free conference tee shirt.

You must register as a volunteer with your preferred shift, which pre-conference workshop you choose, and which tour you choose. Space in workshops and tours is limited, so please volunteer and register early.  Please send the following information to with “IPTW volunteer” in the subject line:



Cell phone #

Specify 4-hour shift: 

Thursday, 9/7              8 am-12 or 12-4 pm

Friday, 9/8                   8 am-12 or 12-4 pm

Saturday, 9/9              8 am-12 or 12-4 pm

Sunday, 9/10               8 am- 11:45 am

Selected Workshop 1, 2, 3, or 4

Selected Tour 1 or 2

Let us know: are you comfortable with some heavier lifting/tent setup?

Thank you very much for your consideration! We look forward to seeing you there!


HC_FortWayne Poster (pdf)

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