Heritage Restoration Workshop

GIVE NEW LIFE TO YOUR HERITAGE HOME OR BUILDING

Port Moody, BC, May 31, 2008 – A rare opportunity to learn the how to’s of maintaining a heritage home or building. This unique workshop will highlight restoration techniques to preserve and maintain a heritage building.

Presenter Mr. Don Luxton is well known in the Heritage Conservation field and has been principle of Don Luxton and Associates since 1983. Don has done much to promote heritage awareness and preservation of buildings locally and abroad and is a wealth of information on do’s and don’t’s of heritage restoration.

“It is essential that, while maintaining a heritage building is important, the appearance and structure are altered as little as possible and additions are sympathetic.” says Jim Millar, Curator/Manager of the Museum. He adds, “Both appearance and structure of these buildings have aesthetic and historic importance within the community. Port Moody has 19 heritage homes and buildings listed on Canada’s Historic Places (http://www.historicplaces.ca/), with more being added.”

Knowing what to restore and what to replace, which features to show off and which you can do without, Don will cover all basis of vintage home preservation. Join us on Saturday, May 31, 2008 from 9:30am-3:30pm and spend an informative day learning many aspects of proper restoration.

Cost per person $10.00 and lunch is included. Space is limited so call now to reserve.

Thanks to workshop sponsors: Heritage BC and the Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts.

For additional information, contact Maud Sanford (Museum Assistant) at the Port Moody Station Museum (604) 939-1648.

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