Butte Citizens for Preservation and Revitalization

P.O. Box 164, Butte, MT 59703

Historic Preservation Education

Experts join Butte CPR to give windows workshops for those interested in preserving and maintaining their historic windows.

Butte CPR fulfills its educational mission through events, presentations, and writing highlighting the importance, preservation, and maintenance of Butte's historic architecture. Past activities have included Landlord Workshops, popular Home Tours of historic residences as well as guided walking tours of the Uptown Business District. A Historic Windows Workshop in 2005 brought National Park Service experts to Butte (photo, right). Stained Glass Tours, Dust to Dazzle, and Brick Workshops are annual events. CPR also gives awards to owners of residential and commercial buildings, increasing public awareness of outstanding renovation efforts. CPR's workshops in 2008-09 are supported in part by a Preserve America sub-grant from the Montana State Historic Preservation Office.

Some of these activities are free, intended primarily as educational experiences. When admission is charged, it provides a significant source of funds, returned to the community through CPR's Historic Improvement Project Grants.