Establishing a Maintenance Program for your House Museum or Historic Site
On January 17 and February 21, 2013, History Affiliates will offer a two-part workshop, Establishing a Maintenance Program for Your House Museum or Historic Site. These workshops will outline the components of a maintenance program and provide you with the basic tools for preparing a maintenance plan. Both parts of the workshops will be held at the Chester County Historical Society in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Workshop leaders will be Susan and Dale Frens, whose firm - for the past 22 years - has focused on historic building research, conservation, restoration, adaptive use, and maintenance planning. They are known for their expertise in building preservation technology and the design of practical and achievable technical solutions to building conservation problems.
The first workshop will be devoted to the three components of a maintenance program. Participants will be given a budget template for a maintenance plan which they will use to assess their own properties. At the second session, these spreadsheets will be used as the basis for interactive discussions on issues around deferred, cyclical, and preventative maintenance. For more information contact: Pru Haines, Director, History Affiliates, 215-732-6200, ext. 243; firstname.lastname@example.org
Chester County Historical Society
225 North High Street
History Affiliates of Southeastern Pennsylvania
History Affiliates includes more than 300 small and mid-sized organizations across Southeastern Pennsylvania dedicated to preserving local history. The History Affiliates (HA) program connects these organizations to one another and gives them the tools and support they need to reach their goals. By working together, we will raise awareness of the importance of local history, advocate with a strong and unified voice, and strengthen our entire community.