Preservation Events


Rehab Ready: Planning Home Maintenance & Repair Projects
Tuesday, April 5 (Northside location)
Tuesday, April 12 (Southside location)
Chicago, Illinois

Join Matt Cole, Program Coordinator for NHS' Chicago Greystone & Vintage Home Program to learn some practical tips for assessing your home's maintenance and repair needs, as well prioritizing rehab projects. To learn more…

Traditional Building Conference
Tuesday, April 12-Wednesday, April 13
Chicago, Illinois

Two days of demonstrations, discussions and direction about working with windows. Registered from provider of AIA credits. To learn more…

Modern Demands of Historic Structural Systems
Saturday, April 16
Northbrook, Illinois

6th Annual APT WGLC Symposium features: Edward Gerns, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates —Structural Evaluation of Historic Masonry Facades: What do the numbers really mean?; and Meg Kindelin, Johnson Lasky Kindelin Architects — The Barrington White House: A historic roof pushes the limits of light gauge. To learn more…

Walk & Talk" about Silsbee
Sunday, April 17
Polo, Illinois

Architect Chris Payne will lead interior tours of two homes designed by J.L. Silsbee in Polo, Illinois. Presented by Pleasant Home Foundation. To learn more…

Rehab Ready: Finding, Vetting, & Hiring Contractors
Tuesday, April 19 (Northside location)
Wednesday, April 20 (Southside location)
Chicago, Illinois

Join Matt Cole, Program Coordinator for NHS' Chicago Greystone & Vintage Program for pro tips on assessing contractors, reviewing bids, and taking steps to avoid potential surprises. To learn more…

Historic Bridges: Management, Regulations, and Rehabilitation
Thursday, April 27-Friday, April 28
St. Paul, Minnesota

Presented by the National Preservation Institute. Explore how a collaborative team approach to rehabilitation projects benefits the regulatory and design process through interactive exercises. Discuss rehabilitation techniques that will meet engineering and historic standards. Review how to successfully navigate the requirements of the NEPA, Section 106, and Section 4(f) processes. To learn more…

Rehab Ready: Working with an Architect
Tuesday, May 3 (Northside location)
Wednesday, May 25 (Southside location)
Chicago, Illinois

Join NHS' Chicago Greystone & Vintage Home Program and the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for a discussion of why and how working with an architect may be right for your next rehab project - including plenty of renovation examples. To learn more…

Chicago River Bridges Tour
Saturday, May 14
Chicago, Illinois

Wendella and noted author Patrick McBriarty explore and celebrate Chicago's diverse and world renowned bridges. To learn more…

The Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation 38th Annual Meeting
Wednesday, June 1-Saturday, June 4
Chicago, Illinois

Julia S. Bachrach, historian, Chicago Park District, will talk about Preservation in the Parks at the event’s opening night. During its four days in Chicago, the Alliance will visit Lincoln Park, including the Lily Pool designed by Alfred Caldwell; Chicago’s west side parks, including Garfield and Columbus, designed by Jens Jensen; Riverside, the garden suburb designed by Olmsted and Vaux; and Pullman, the planned company town that President Obama recently designated as a National Historic Monument for its important role in U.S. labor history. To learn more…

Conclave Theatre Tour 2016
Monday, June 27-Saturday, July 2
Chicago, Illinois

Presented by the Theatre Historical Society of America, the conference offers educational events, special exhibits, walking tours, networking opportunities with a wide range of professionals. To learn more…