Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Old House Fair

Looking for something fun this weekend?

Discover, Shop, and Learn at the 2nd Annual Decatur Old House Fair!

This Saturday, March 6th, the City of Decatur, in partnership with the DeKalb History Center and the Decatur Preservation Alliance, will hold the second annual Decatur Old House Fair, at the Holiday Inn Conference Plaza in Decatur . This day-long celebration will feature new ideas, practical advice, innovative materials, and quality services for owners of older homes. Homeowners can attend how-to seminars and workshops on restoring old windows, creating a maintenance plan, tax credits for rehabilitation, historic landscapes, researching an old house, and much more. The Fair will also include a large exhibit hall of professionals, retailers, and suppliers that specialize in areas like home improvement, historic preservation, and interior furnishings.

Seminars begin at 10a.m. Topics include:

  • Wood Window Repair and Maintenance (offered twice!)
  • Maintenance Plans for Old Houses
  • Design Strategies for Additions and New Construction in Historic Neighborhoods
  • Energy Efficiency in Old Houses
  • “Greening” Your Old House
  • Major Repairs –Wood Stripping, Plaster, and Lead Abatement
  • Historic Landscapes
  • Creating Historic Interiors in a Modern World
  • Researching Your Old House and What Style is Your House? (Bring a picture of your house!)
  • Storm Windows in Old Houses
  • Hiring a Contractor
  • Zoning, Permitting, and Preservation Commissions

Visit www.DecaturOldHouseFair.com for additional information about seminars, schedules, speakers and tickets.

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