Michigan Historic Preservation Network


Upcoming Workshops

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Charlevoix's Mushroom Houses - balancing the impacts of tourism on privately owned homes

What can a community do when a cluster of unique and fascinating homes built using boulders becomes a national draw for tourism? Learn how Charlevoix has tried to manage the phenomenon of privately owned homes becoming a major tourist attraction by way of a Local Historic District and other efforts.

June 20th, 2024


A moving story of Dearborn Houses

House-moving is more than a novelty. Before Home Depot and prefab lumber, and miles of powerlines crisscrossed our roadways, it was easier to move houses than build them from scratch! At least 105 Dearborn, Michigan homes have been moved. Most were moved whole, others piece-by-piece. In every instance, homeowners facing development and urban renewal saved their biggest purchases by moving them to new lots, streets, or cities.
This lecture explores the history of house moving, the rationale behind moving houses, and Dearborn homes whose moves are well-documented. Highlights include Henry Ford’s collection of 19th-century farmhouses, moved to Dearborn Heights, Detroit, Garden City, Inkster, and Westland in the 1950s.

July 25th, 2024


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. 

Video: Working with Windows in 5 parts

In this 5-part YouTube series, the Michigan Historic Preservation Network and Michigan State Historic Preservation Office provides “simple steps for working windows.”

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