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Are you the owner of a historic home full of character, charm and an outdated electrical system? If so, you'll be interested in this series of public seminars about owning, maintaining and restoring a historic home. An expert in each field will lead each seminar. Come prepared with your problems and questions and leave with potential solutions and answers.

2018 Seminars

Windows and Doors I

Windows and doors play a major role in preserving the character of your historic house. Find out how they can be maintained and repaired and why it’s not always necessary to replace them.

Instructor: Peter Caron

Monday February 26, 2018
7-9pm
$25.00
Course Code: 619529
Location: City of Edmonton Artifacts Centre

Windows and Doors II

While the proper repair and restoration of windows and doors is always best, their retention isn’t always possible. Visit a working window and door manufacturing facility to find out how new windows and doors can be manufactured to retain period look and feel and complement your historic home.

Instructor: Gordon Gauvin

Wednesday February 28, 2018
7-9pm
$25.00
Course Code: 619530
Location: Perma Seal Windows & Doors Ltd. Shop, 9505 56 Avenue NW

Mechanical and Electrical Systems

Before you hire a contractor to upgrade your systems, it’s important to understand how their work may impact your interior.

Instructor: Chris Kato

Monday March 5, 2018
7-9pm
$25.00
Course Code: 619531
Location: John Walter Museum
9180 Walterdale Hill

Roofs and Exteriors

Repair and maintain the exterior of your home properly and you’ll avoid having to repair the interior!

Instructor: Peter Caron

Monday March 12, 2018
7-9pm
$25.00
Course Code: 619532
Location: City of Edmonton Artifacts Centre

Masonry/Stucco

Historic homes with masonry and stucco exteriors can bring unique challenges for maintenance. Learn how to spot the warning signs and head off future issues.

Instructor: Chris Ambrozic

Monday March 19, 2018
7-9pm
$25.00
Course Code: 619540
Location: City of Edmonton Archives, Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre
#200 10440 108 Avenue NW

Millwork and Floors

Learn how to revive tired woodwork without stripping, and how to repair, restore and replace if necessary. Find out about the kinds of flooring that are appropriate for old house restoration plus more.

Instructor: Johanne Yakula

Monday April 9, 2018
7-9pm
$25.00
Course Code: 619533
Location: John Walter Museum
9180 Walterdale Hill

Foundations

The foundation for any historic home restoration is a good foundation! Learn about common foundation problems and solutions.

Instructors: Arda Ozum and Peter Caron

Monday April 16, 2018
7-9pm
$25.00
Course Code: 619534
Location: John Walter Museum
9180 Walterdale Hill

Historic Interiors Tour

Tour Rutherford House on the University of Alberta campus to view first-hand how the former Premier’s residence was laid out. The focus of this tour will be on layout, materials, lighting and furniture (now antique) that was prevalent at the time. A great workshop if you are restoring your old house or just interested in history.

Instructor: Johanne Yakula

Monday April 23, 2018
7-9pm
$25.00
Course Code: 619535
Location: Rutherford House, University of Alberta North Campus, 11153 Saskatchewan Drive NW

Wall Treatments

In this workshop, you will learn about the importance of using historic colour in your home and how to use embossed papers and wall paper treatments to create a great look while camouflaging less than perfect walls.

Instructor: Johanne Yakula

Monday April 30, 2018
7-9pm
$25.00
Course Code: 619536
Location: TBA

House Doctor

This course gives you a chance to walk through a private historic home from top to bottom to evaluate the house for potential problems.

Instructor: Peter Caron

Saturday May 5, 2018
9am-noon
$50.00
Course Code: 619537
Location: TBA

Plastering Walls

Plaster has traditionally been used to finish interior walls. Learn how to make easy repairs to maintain these walls.

Instructor: Peter Caron

Monday May 7, 2018
7-9pm
$25.00
Course Code: 619538
Location: City of Edmonton Artifacts Centre

Researching Your Heritage Home

Join City of Edmonton Archivists and Heritage Planners and learn how you can research the history of your Edmonton heritage home. The session will also introduce you to the City’s designation program and to the benefits of maintaining your historic property. Participants will be requested to provide an address and neighbourhood information of their home prior to this session, as this is a hands-on workshop. A second offering of this course may be provided depending on demand.

Instructors: Tim O’Grady and David Johnston

Tuesday May 15, 2018
6-8pm
$10.00
Course Code: 619539
Location: City of Edmonton Archives, Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre
#200 10440 108 Avenue NW

How to Register

Register online or phone 311 and provide the operator with the course code listed.

For More Information

David Johnston

Sustainable Development 

Telephone

780-496-5281 

Fax 780-401-7052
Email david.johnston2@edmonton.ca

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