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Posted: 3rd Apr 2017

Talks or Tours? You decide, as both are offered during the 2017 Preservation Workshop which will be held on Saturday, May 20, in Titusville, PA. Four tours of historic homes or buildings are scheduled as well as four talks on historic preservation. Programs will be presented at Scheide Hall at the First Presbyterian Church. A catered lunch and dinner will also be held there. Cost to attend any one talk or tour is just $10. Here's what's scheduled for the 10:30 to noon time slot.

"Balancing Then & Now: Painting the Exterior & Interior of Your Historic Home."
Professional color consultant Barbara Pierce of CJ Hurley Century Arts will discuss the importance of understanding architecture and proper placement of color for exterior painting. But you have to choose, because at the same time there's a tour offered...

"Tour of the Tarbell House & the Fertig House."
Melissa Mann, Site Administrator at Drake Well Museum, will lead this tour as you take a step back in time and tour the Tarbell House, located at 324 East Main Street in Titusville. The house has been completely rehabilitated. Attendees will be escorted through the first floor, reading nook, and cupola. It is nominated for a Historic Preservation Award this year.

The Fertig House is a three-story house located at 602 East Main Street. It was built by John Fertig in 1873 at a cost of $18,000. The home’s current owner, Robert Dahle, rehabilitated the home and received a Historic Preservation Award in 2011 for his efforts.

Following these two programs, a lunch catered by Joe Gionti will be served at Scheide Hall inside the First Presbyterian Church.

The full schedule for the workshop is available for download on the home page of Or call Project Manager Toni Kresinski at 800.483.6264 x 110 for more information.

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