May was proclaimed Historic Preservation Month by the Venango County Commissioners. To celebrate this designation, the Oil Region Alliance is hosting a Preservation Workshop in Oil City on Saturday, May 21. There will be tours of historic buildings, churches and homes. Programs will be offered in the Great Room of the National Transit Building.
Programs include "Victorian Homes, Inside & Out," "What's Back There?" "Churches of the South Side," "Fire Detection & Suppression in Historic Buildings," "The Latonia, the Masons & Andrew Carnegie," "To HARB or Not to HARB," "Great Expectations in Commercial Rehab" and "Kitchen Design Strategies for Older & Historic Buildings." All have been accredited by the IU-6 so educators who attend may receive Act 48 continuing education credit.
There will be lunch and a tour at Venango Museum of Art, Science & Industry and at the conclusion of the day there will be a reception at Venango Museum and then a catered buffet dinner will be served at Trinity Unity Methodist Church. The program, "Adaptive Reuse of Armories" will be presented following the dinner and then the winners of the 2016 Oil Heritage Region Historic Preservation Awards will be presented. Ten recipients will be honored.
Registrants may attend an individual program or tour for $10, or the full day of programs, lunch, the reception & dinner for just $50. Registrations are now being accepted; they are due May 14.
Program/registration booklets are available at local libraries and at the Venango, Franklin and Titusville Chambers of Commerce.
For more information contact Toni Kresinski, Project Manager, at 800-483-6264 x 110 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.