Michigan Historic Preservation Network


Upcoming Workshops

Sponsored in part by

Aligning the Stars: Bringing back a historic theater in a troubled neighborhood

This webinar will explore the history of a neighborhood subject to periods of poor planning, racial injustice, and lack of investment and demonstrate how a historic theater can help build a community identity and catalyze the kind of change the community desires.
It will explore the effectiveness of community engagement efforts sponsored by the City and public transit organization.
It will explain the design process aligned with the mission to convert the historic theater into a community arts center and serve the community it is in.
It will take a deep dive into the fundraising strategy and process and provide insight into priorities when founding a 501c3.
At the time of the webinar, the Four Star Theatre is expected to have completed Phase I of theatre restoration, which allows for limited occupancy events in the venue.

May 26, 2022
1:00 PM in Eastern Time
Designing Maintenance Access and Fall Protection (MAFP) for Inspection

Kelly Streeter, PE, partner of Vertical Access LLC (VA), will provide an overview of maintenance access and fall protection (MAFP) systems: What they are, why they are important, who should install and use them, and what architects should know when working on existing buildings – especially historic ones. MAFP is often overlooked and is even more challenging on historic buildings. Through case studies, Kelly will illustrate the creativity and types of solutions needed to keep people and buildings safe and sound.

June 30, 2022
1:00 PM in Eastern Time

Practical Preservation Workshops

These workshops are designed to educate historic home owners and commercial building owners on the benefits of historic preservation. The participants will gain a profound understanding of restoration techniques and methods, at the same time, discovering invaluable ways to save money.

Workshop participants will gain the knowledge and skills they need to perform masterful restorations as well as a greater appreciation for the cost-effectiveness of historic preservation. 

Understanding Preservation Practices

Realtor Education Workshop

Join the Michigan Historic Preservation Network for this workshop to equip Realtors and real estate professionals with tools to help market and sell older homes. Learn how to communicate the value of owning a historic property to your clientele!

Continuing Education: The workshop offers two elective CE credit hours. 

For more information, please call us at 517.371.8080

or e-mail us at Info@mhpn.org