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Dubuque Preservation Fair to Provide Skills & Resources for Historic Building Owners


Duane Hagerty, Heritage Works, Inc. President & CEO
O: 563-564-4080, M: 773-319-0209, dhagerty@heritageworksdbq.com
Chris Happ Olson, City of Dubuque Assistant Planner

July 25, 2019 -- For Immediate Release

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Dubuque Preservation Fair will be held Sept. 6 and 7 to educate participants on topics related to historic preservation and restoration. The two-day fair will provide information and resources regarding preservation, energy efficiency, and window restoration techniques. These events will take place at Steeple Square, 101 E 15th St., at no cost to participants. 


Friday, Sept. 6

12:30 - 4:30 p.m. – Window Restoration Workshop with Bob Yapp 
  • Bob Yapp, historic preservationist and national window restoration expert, will demonstrate window restoration techniques including paint stripping, sash repairs, weatherization, and more. Participants will then have the opportunity to practice some of the techniques. RSVPs encouraged.

Saturday, Sept. 7

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Preservation Expo
  • Contractor vendors will be available to showcase products and services offered in the community that impact the preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings. No RSVP is required for the Expo. Those interested in being a vendor can sign up here.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Class 1: Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings
  • Historic buildings have the reputation of being energy inefficient. In this class, you will learn how to increase your building’s energy efficiency without compromising its character. RSVPs encouraged.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Class 2: Nuts & Bolts of Owning a Historic Building
  • This class will cover the basics of owning and buying a historic building. Topics will include considerations when purchasing a historic building, financial incentives, historic districts, and insuring historic buildings. RSVPs encouraged. 

This event is made possible by our generous sponsors: the Dubuque Racing Association, Dupaco Community Credit Union, Four Mounds Foundation, Steeple Square, and Dubuque’s True North.

RSVP for Events
To RSVP for these events, please visit www.heritageworksdbq.com/preservationfair. For more information, contact Megan Viertel at mviertel@heritageworksdbq.com.

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About Heritage Works
Heritage Works is a comprehensive resource for those engaged in preservation and  redevelopment projects in the Dubuque area. It is focused on three primary objectives: facilitating collaboration for catalytic preservation and restoration projects, including help in gathering financial assistance for such projects; community and governmental advocacy emphasizing the importance of historic preservation; and educational programming highlighting Dubuque’s rich historic and architectural heritage. Heritage Works is a 501(c)(3) corporation. To learn more, visit www.heritageworksdbq.com.

About the City of Dubuque Historic Preservation Commission
The Historic Preservation Commission is a City Council appointed commission involved in protecting, promoting and enhancing the historic, cultural and aesthetic resources that make Dubuque a unique, identifiable and vital community. The Commission is the community’s steward of these resources, through educational programming, historic/architectural surveys;/evaluation and design reviews.  Learn more at www.cityofdubuque.org/historicpreservation.

Please do not reply to this message.  If you would like additional information on this issue, please contact the staff person identified at the top of the message or contact the City of Dubuque Public Information Office at rgehl@cityofdubuque.org or 563.589.4151.

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