Stan Hywet Hall holds historic home workshops


AKRON — Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens is offering a series of five workshops designed to educate and engage the historic building enthusiast.

Historic house workshops are designed for professionals as well as owners of historic homes. The series meets from 10 a.m. to noon every other Saturday beginning Feb. 21.

Each workshop includes a question-and-answer session so participants can ask more specific questions related to their own concerns and interests.
This series of workshops is a collaboration between Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, The Cleveland Restoration Society and Progress Through Preservation.


Classes are $25 per session or $100 for the entire five-part series.
To register, contact Chrissy Kozey by phone at 330-315-3261 or by e-mail at Early registration is recommended as space is limited.


Topics of classes are:

• Feb. 21: Restoring or designing your historic garden

This workshop will give homeowners of historic houses the steps for researching their period garden’s history as well as the ideas to create a new one.

• March 7: Going green in historic houses

This program outlines the simple ways that owners of older homes can think green.

• March 21: The American home interior: treatment and transformation

This class explores the ever-evolving American interior from the 1850s to the 1950s. This workshop is followed by a decorative arts tour of the Manor House.

• April 4: Interior painting

This class explores the various trends in historic painting, and looks at different types of paints and finishes. This workshop is followed by a tour of painting restoration projects in the Manor House.

• April 18: Ask the contractor: planning a rehab

A panel of experts answers all your questions about planning a rehab of your home, finding a contractor, planning a budget and more.

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