CPR's workshops are usually combinations of informative lectures and hands-on work sessions. Programs are offered when possible, sometimes more than once a year - check the sections below for links to current year workshops. CPR's workshops in 2008-09 were supported in part by a Preserve America sub-grant from the Montana State Historic Preservation Office.
2011 Workshop on Researching Your Home in Butte
The following workshop is free but limited to 20 participants on each day. Pre-registration is required - call Dick Gibson, to sign up for either the Wednesday or Thursday session, or both. These programs are through the Montana Archaeological Society's Montana Archaeology Month. More events statewide
Wednesday: "Researching Your Butte Home" Workshop - Part I, Title searches
Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 2:00pm - 4:00 pm
Butte-Silver Bow Courthouse, 155 W. Granite
Mary McCormick, Renewable Technologies, Inc.
Thursday: "Researching Your Butte Home" Workshop - Part II, Using Sanborn Maps and Archives Resources
(Co-sponsored by Butte CPR and Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives)
Thursday, April 14, 2011, 2:00pm - 4:00 pm
Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives Auditorium, 17 West Quartz
Dick Gibson, Butte Citizens for Preservation and Revitalization
Mitzi Rossillon, BSB Archives
Brick Repair Workshop
Offered annually, sometimes more than once. 2010: June 3 & 5 • Brick Repair Brochure
Window Repair Workshop: 2009: May 7 (lecture) and May 8-9 (hands-on)
Windows 101. Thursday May 7, 7:00 p.m. at
MoFAB. FREE. Presented by John Bartram
(Architectural Representative for Minot Builders
Supply) & Irene Scheidecker (Butte CPR).
If you're thinking about your home's windows
at all, this informational presentation
is for you. All the options will be
presented, from repair to replacement to
weatherizing, so that you can better judge
which choice is the right one for your
Hands-on window repair workshop
Saturday, May 9, 9 a.m.— 4
p.m. at MoFAB, $20 (non-members), $10
(members) for materials & lunches.
Pre-registration required. Contact Irene Scheidecker to register: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 498-8219.
Topics covered will include:
Plus information on where to find window
hardware, weatherization supplies, and more.
$20 registration fee will cover cost of Tyvek
suit for each participant, lunch,
and handouts. ($10 for CPR members)
- Removing the sash from the frame and sealing
- Paint and putty removal: pros and cons of
- Testing for and dealing with lead paint.
- Repairing or replacing damaged or rotten
- Reglazing (putting the glass back in with
- Repainting the sash and frame.
- Weatherizing for maximum energy efficiency.
- Replacing the sash in the frame and reconnecting
the sash weights.
|Workshop Instructor: Kirby Matthew,
Deer Lodge, Montana, is the Program
Manager of the Historic Building Preservation
Team for the U.S. Forest Service
Northern Region. His introduction
to historic building preservation came
when he worked as a seasonal archaeologist
at the Lolo National Forest from
1981 to 1986. He was subsequently certified
by the National Park Service as a
master preservation carpenter. As
many early 20th-century buildings age,
Matthew's proficiency in traditional
building techniques helps preserve our
Hot Water Heat
Offered in Oct. 2008; second session possible in Spring 2009. Montana Standard article
Interior Wood Care
Planned for 2009 - details to come.
Researching Your Property Workshop
Planned for 2009 - details to come.
The 2004 Landlord Workshop focused on historic preservation tax incentives and benefits to property owners.