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Keith Kaiser is learning to fix up an old house with Preservation Louisville

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Preservation Louisville hosts an educational series designed to give participants an in-depth look at various preservation issues and methods of maintaining and preserving historic buildings.

Called Hands on History, Preservation Louisville is co-sponsoring this lecture series along with the Metro Louisville Historic Landmarks Commission and the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office.

Hands on History programs are presented with support from The Brown-Forman Corporation.

Throughout the series, participants will learn practical, hands-on techniques for working with original materials and finishes to maintain, restore and preserve historic elements such as plaster, woodwork, gutters, roofing and masonry.

Adapting "green" concepts for historic structures and historically appropriate landscaping will also be explored.

Workshops are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 1-4 pm, September through April at The Brennan House Historic Home, 631 S. 5th St.

The registration fee is $20 for Preservation Louisville Members or $30 for non members.  Class size is limited. Registration is required.

Click here to register.

The September workshop, "It's All About Plaster!", kicks off the educational series. This workshop helps you take on plaster problems in older homes. The seminar will focus on plaster walls and ornamental plaster. Tom Schnurr of Julius Schnurr & Sons will go over everything from mending cracks to restoring damaged plaster.

2013-2014 Hands on History Workshops:

September - Plaster

October - Windows 101

November - Plumbing

December - Researching your Old House

January - Wood Restoration

February - DIY Preservation

March - Tile Restoration

April - Go Green in your Old Home

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