Historic Preservation for Cultural Institutions

Preservation Training for Museums and Cultural Institutions


Program Description:

This full-day workshop runs from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm and includes 5 educational sessions, lunch, a preservation-based facility tour, and an invitation to our member mixer following the program:

  • Morning Sessions 9:00 am - 11:30 am:

    • Preservation Planning Session: Learn the basics of preservation and preservation planning from experts in the field. Architects, Museum professionals, and Professional Planners will lead this session. 

    • Hands-on Masonry Session: What techniques are best when repairing or replacing masonry? Patricia Davenport from Environmental Services, Inc. will share her knowledge in this area through an intriguing hands-on session.

  • Lunch Sessions 11:45 am - 1:45 pm:

    • Disaster Mitigation Session: The State of Florida has special concerns to manage regarding disaster mitigation. With rising waters, hurricanes and other natural threats, how do we as the caretakers of cultural resources manage these hazards? 

    • Facility Tour: Tour the historic buildings and grounds with a focus on preservation, provided by host museum. 

  • Afternoon Sessions 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm:

    • Hands-on Wood and Window Session: What techniques are best when repairing or replacing wood materials or openings? Jodi Rubin from with Specialized Property Services will share her knowledge in this area through an intriguing hands-on session.

    • State Programs & Funding Session: The State of Florida Division of Historical Resources will provide an informative session on the programs and funding opportunities offered by the State of Florida. They will be on hand to answer questions and offer assistance.  
  • Evening: Join FAM and FAMF Board Members, Staff and your Museum and Cultural institution colleagues for a Member mixer and networking opportunity after the day-long workshop

Location and Dates:

Workshops will be held in four statewide locations on the following dates:

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April 16 -- Central Florida -- Draft Agenda 
The Ringling
5401 Bay Shore Road

April 18 -- Northwest Florida -- Draft Agenda
UWF Historic Trust, Voices of Pensacola
117 E. Government Street

April 23 -- South Florida -- Draft Agenda
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
900 North Birch Road
Fort Lauderdale

​​​​​​April 25 -- Northeast Florida -- Draft Agenda 
The Lightner Museum
75 King Street
St. Augustine

Division of Historical Resources Programs: Each program is followed by a free half-day Certified Local Government Training (Sarasota, Ft. Lauderdale, and St. Augustine) or a Tax Credit Workshop (Pensacola) hosted by the Division of Historical Resources. To attend this, you must select one of these programs on the registration form.  

Cost: Members: $50; Nonmembers: $75 (Includes one full-day program registration, lunch, snacks, and beverages.) Interested in applying for a stipend? STIPEND INFO


This project is funded in part by the Historic Preservation Education Foundation.


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