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Join us for a Historic Preservation Weekend!

Friday March 2, 2018
9am to 1pm

Statewide Preservation Meeting – a chance to network with preservation leaders from across Nebraska
Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha Campus
32nd and Sorensen Parkway
Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology Building 24
Free! Lunch Provided

1:30 to 4:30pm
Walking tours of the up-and-coming South 13th Street and revitalized Blackstone commercial districts. Don’t miss your chance to get inside a variety of buildings, meet the owners and ask questions. Transportation provided.
Tickets: $25

6:30 to 9pm
Tours of the former Scott Tent & Awning building at 1501 Howard Street from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by the opening reception with food and drinks at 1315 Jones St.
Tickets: $25

Saturday March 3, 2018 | 8am-5pm
Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha Campus
32nd and Sorensen Parkway
Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology Building 24
Tickets: $50 ($40 for Restoration Exchange and NE State Historical Society members)

Make it a weekend with special $109 rates at the historic Hotel Deco in downtown Omaha. Book your room here.

The Nebraska Historic Preservation Conference is being produced with assistance from the Historic Preservation Fund administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the authors or speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Regulations of the U.S. Department of the Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or handicap. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility operated by a recipient of federal assistance should write to:
Director, Office of Equal Opportunity
National Park Service
1849 C Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20240

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 2, 2018 | 9am to 1pm

Statewide Preservation Meeting – a chance to network with preservation leaders across the state
Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha Campus
32nd and Sorensen Parkway Center
Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology Building 24

1:30 to 4:30pm

Pre-session tours of the up-and-coming South 13th Street commercial district and the revitalized Blackstone area. Transportation provided.

6:30 to 9pm

Tours of the 1501 Howard Street building from 6:30 to 7:30pm, followed by the opening reception with food and drinks at 1315 Jones St.

 

Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 8:00am to 5:00pm

Nebraska Historic Preservation Conference

Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha Campus
32nd and Sorensen Parkway
Inside the new Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology Building (map)

Restoration Exchange Omaha, together with the Nebraska State Historical Society, will host the 13th annual Historic Preservation Conference on the Fort Omaha Campus of Metropolitan Community College. Amy Nicole Swift, owner and founder of Building Hugger in Detroit, is the keynote speaker. The conference will feature local craftsmen demonstrating construction skills such as plastering, masonry and paint removal along with 18 breakout sessions. It will conclude with the popular Restore Jam!, where attendees will have five minutes to highlight a restoration project they completed.

  • 4 Continuing Education Units available for architects
  • Tickets are $50 ($40 for REO and NSHS members)

Guest Speaker

Amy Nicole Swift
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Building Hugger

Amy Swift

Amy is a “recovering architect” with a passion for historic architecture and working with her hands. She formed Building Hugger in 2012 to create skilled jobs and provide more accessible preservation trade services to her hometown of Detroit. As a professor of practice at Lawrence Technological University, fieldwork informs her developing academic theories concerning the development of architectural material technology and construction methods during the industrial era. She holds a B.S. in interior architecture from Lawrence Technological University and a M.S. in historical preservation from Columbia University. She speaks widely on current preservation topics. She and a panel local craftsmen and trade school representatives will present “Breaking Barriers: Reviving Pathways to Careers in the Trades.”

Event Lodging

Thanks to our event sponsor – the historic Hotel Deco in downtown Omaha – the hotel is offering rooms at $109 for attendees. To reserve a room, contact Jason Chase at 402.991.0486 or jchase@hoteldecoomaha.com.

www.hoteldecoomaha.com

Programming

Friday, March 2, 2018 | 9am to 1pm

Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha Campus – Building 24

Statewide Preservation Meeting. Network with preservation leaders from across the state. No Charge. Lunch Provided.

Friday, March 2, 2018 | 1:30 to 4:30pm

Walking tours of up-and-coming South 13th Street and recently revitalized Blackstone areas. A chance to get inside a variety of small commercial buildings and meet the people who are making the transformation of the areas happen.

Friday, March 2, 2018 | 6:30 to 9pm

Opening Reception and Tour

From 6:30 to 7:30pm, tour the building where the modern-day parachute was invented – 1501 Howard St. – and end at 1316 Jones St. for tours, cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres until 9pm.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 8am to 5pm

HISTORIC PRESERVATION CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION

Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus – 32nd and Sorensen Parkway
Center for Emerging Technology Building 24 (map)
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • 8:00 to 9:15 a.m. – Registration & Exhibits Open
  • 9:15 to 9:30 a.m. – Welcome & Announcements
  • 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. – Opening Session by Omaha World-Herald‘s Matthew Hansen and Sarah Baker-Hansen, authors of The Better Half: Nebraska’s Hidden Treasures 
  • 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. – Breakout Sessions

    • Ryan Reed – Historic Tax Credits
    • APMA – Omaha’s Historic Streetcar Stops
    • Black Market/Johnson Deconstruction/Reclaimed Enterprises – Architectural Salvage: Where to Find, Why Use, New Uses
    • Deborah Epke – Restoring a Main Street Theatre
    • Darin Cielocha-Ece Erdogmus – Historic Masonry
    • David Lawrence – Painting Historic Places
  • 11:15 to 12:00 p.m. – Lunch, Visit Booths & Network
  • 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. – Keynote Speaker
    • Amy Nicole Swift I Founder & CEO, Building Hugger – Breaking Barriers: Reviving Pathways to Careers in the Trades
  • 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. – Breakout Sessions

    • Ashley Olson & Roger Slosson – Red Cloud Main Street Transformation
    • Cindy Tooker – Historic Barns
    • Terri Sills – Financing Your Home Restoration: Funding Programs Available
    • Tim Christensen – Repairing Old Windows
    • Dick Grace – How to Patch & Repair Damaged Interior Plaster
  • 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. – Visit Booths & Hands-On Technical Area
  • 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
    • Jennifer Honebrink and Caitlin Benson – Researching the History of a Property
    • Dan Worth – Douglas County Courthouse Mural Restoration
    • Jay Grabow – Old Hardware: How to Fix & Restore
    • Amy Swift – Lead Abatement
    • David Barratta – Kitchen & Bathroom Remodels: Do’s & Don’ts
    • Dick Grace – How to Patch & Repair Damaged Exterior Stucco
  • 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. – Restoration JAM!
    • Five attendees share their current restoration projects in five minutes or less. Have one you would like to share? Contact us at 402.679.5854 or info@restorationexchange.org.

2018 Sponsors & Vendors

Please support these exhibitors and sponsors who are making 2018 Restore Omaha possible.  If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the Conference, Email Nicole Malone, Conference Chair.

Sponsors

Vendors

Black Market Furniture, Hardware and Lighting
1125 Jackson Street
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 884-8961
stacey@blackmarketomaha.com
www.blackmarketomaha.com

Chicago Lumber Company

1324 Pierce Street
Omaha, NE 68108
(402) 342-0840
patd@clc-omaha.com
www.clc-omaha.com

Eyman Plumbing, Heating & Air
8506 S. 17th Street
Lavista, NE 68128
(402) 547-7319
marketingdept@trusteyman.com
https://trusteyman.com

FJC Builders
3531 Hascall Street
Omaha, NE 68105
(402) 515-0902
fjc_builders@yahoo.com

Kay-Dee of Omaha
6827 L Street
Omaha, NE 68116
(402) 593-9663
lolson@kaydeeco.com
www.kaydeeco.com

Lawrence Paint Co.
2886 Vane
Omaha, NE 68112
(402) 813-0827
lawrencepaintco@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/pg/LawrencePaintCo/about/

Nebraska State Historical Society
P.O. Box 82554
Lincoln, NE 68501
(402) 471-4769
jill.dolberg@nebraska.gov
www.nebraskahistory.org

New Horizons Environmental, LLC
1201 D Street
Lincoln, NE 68502
(402) 261-8130
heather@newhorizons-llc.com
www.newhorizons-llc.com

Pella Windows and Doors
9845 S. 142nd Street
Omaha, NE 68138
(402) 493-1350
wtrue@pellaomaha.org

R Mechanical Heating, Air and Boilers
P.O. Box 27532
Omaha, NE 68127
(402) 871-3275
debi@rmechanicalomaha.com
www.RMechanicalOmaha.com

Renaissance Roofing
P.O. Box 5024
Rockford, IL 61125
630-842-1290
blockie@renroof.com
www.claytileroof.com

Team Wiebusch/ReMax Results
2720 Mary Street
Omaha, NE 68112
(402) 708-7108
vwiebusch@gmail.com

John White Painting
2802 S. 148th Circle
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 880-3580
david@johnwhitepainting.com
www.johnwhitepainting.com

Window Innovations
11941 Centennial Road #4
La Vista, NE 68128
(402) 278-2877
pat@windowinnovations.com

Nonprofit Exhibitors

About Us

Since 2005 the annual Historic Preservation Conference, hosted by Restoration Exchange Omaha and the Nebraska State Historical Society, invites home owners, restoration experts, preservation lovers, government officials and others to network, seek solutions and find inspiration for restoring and renovating older properties.

To join the Restoration Exchange Omaha mailing list, ask a question or become more involved, please contact us at:

Email: info@restorationexchange.org
Phone: 402-679-5854
Address:
Restoration Exchange Omaha
3902 Davenport St.
Omaha, NE 68131

2018 Conference Committee:
Nicole Malone- REO Education Chair and Conference Committee Chair
Kristine Gerber- REO Executive Director
Judy Alderman
Mary Darling
Jill Dolberg
Beth Feltus
Chris Foster
Vince Furlong
Adrian Hernandez
Michelle Jackson-Triplett
Colleen Mason
Norita Matt
Deb Peterson
Crystal Sierra

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