Historic preservation workshop offered in May

Main Street Oakland County is sponsoring a day-long workshop to explore new trends in historic preservation, how historic preservation can be used as an economic development tool and how to integrate green infrastructure into historic downtowns.

The workshop, titled "Preservation in the 21st Century," is set for Friday, May 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Franklin Community Church, 26425 Wellington Road in Franklin. The goal is to help community leaders, volunteers and preservationists understand how historic downtowns can become the inspiration for the future.

Registration for Franklin residents and students is $35. Non-residents are $50. Lunch and snacks are provided. Those interested can register online at Msf21cPreservation.eventbrite.com or pay by check at the workshop.

Speakers include Kelly Larson of the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office, Mike Jackson of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Nick Kalogeresis of The Lakota Group, and Patrick Judd of the Conservation Design Forum.

For a full description, see www.mainstreetfranklinmi.com/21st-century-preservation.

For additional information, call 248-505-6923 or email Vivian@MainStreetFranklinMI.com. Main Street Franklin is co-sponsor of the event.

Published: Fri, Apr 19, 2013