Michigan Historic Preservation Network


Upcoming Workshops

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Hauling in the Net: The Creation and Conservation of Zoltan Sepeshy’s WPA Mural on Beaver Island

Join Lori Taylor-Blitz, Executive Director of the Beaver Island Historical Society, and Greg Wittkopp, Director of Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, as they tell the story of the egg tempera mural “Hauling in the Net.” The painting, which depicts three brawny fisherman plying their trade on the Great Lakes, was created by Cranbrook artist Zoltan Sepeshy for the Lincoln Park Post Office in 1940. The painting, however, never was embraced by the citizens of the landlocked city and by 1967 it had found its way to Beaver Island in the middle of northern Lake Michigan. This webinar traces the history of the mural and its artist, looks at the connection of the fishermen in the painting with the Beaver Island residents, tells the story of its various homes on the island, and finally details its meticulous restoration by the Beaver Island Historical Society.

June 29, 2023
1:00 PM in Eastern Time
Celebrating Disability Pride Month - An Accessible Future for Preservation

Despite building codes and ADA laws many of our older and historic buildings remain inaccessible to a significant portion of our society.  Many look to historic designation as a way to circumvent requirements, others misunderstand or misinterpret the laws.  By addressing these issues with examples of thoughtful solutions, this webinar will examine the social and economic impact of making history inclusive.  

July 27, 2023
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