The Old House Workshop Series Will Take Place in Spokane Three Wednesdays in March

The Old House Workshop Series Will Take Place in Spokane Three Wednesdays in March

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The rise of websites like Etsy and Pinterest is indicative of a growing appreciation in America for do-it-yourself projects, artisanal work, and making improvements in the home, both large and small. There is a burgeoning preference for all things handcrafted, like Amish furniture, which comes in two main styles … Mission and Shaker. Home renovations and restorations are also a major focus for people who are looking for projects that will stand the test of time and restore things to their former glory.

Both the Spokane Preservation Advocates and the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture are celebrating and encouraging this in a series of workshops that will take place in March. The series is called The Old House Workshop: Spokane’s Arts and Crafts Homes: Knowing Them, Loving Them, Restoring Them (Right!) and will take place on consecutive Wednesdays in March at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (The MAC).

March 11th Workshop I
Author Lawrence Kreisman, Historic Seattle Program Director, who wrote “The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest” will talk about Spokane’s role and place within the Arts and Crafts movement.

March 18th Workshop II: Don’t be Afraid of Your Old House: Assessing and Rehabilitating
Homeowner Dr. Kathy Meyer will present a case study of the Hill-Hilscher House (1909) alongside Preservation Consultant Linda Yeomans. Additionally, Brian Westmoreland will present an exterior case study of the Tekoa House.

March 25th Workshop III: Respecting Your Old House: Avoiding Restoration Cliches
Homeowners Jim and Ann Price will present an interior case study of the Mack-Kane House (1912). Additionally, Sheri Peters, MSHP, LEED AP, of Salvaged Designs will discuss identifying historic interior features.

The workshops will take place Wednesdays March 11, 18, and 25 at the MAC, which is located at 2316 W 1st Ave Spokane, WA 99201. Tickets for the workshops are $20 per program or $50 for the entire series. These are available for purchase in early March on the MAC website here: at

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