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April 2019

$50 – $70

Renovate Right Class

April 16, 23 & 30 6:00 — 8:00 p.m. each day Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. This three-night course will prepare you to manage a renovation project. Good for first-timers or anyone who wishes to become more knowledgeable by learning from experienced renovators and local professionals. Topics covered include project management, working with city agencies, working successfully with your contractor, when to use an architect and how to maintain the historic character of your house. $70 / $50 for…

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Free

Historic Preservation in the Face of Climate Change Part I: Document

As our climate changes, so do our natural, built and cultural landscapes. While we strive to save as much as we can, we must consider what we are poised to lose and how efforts to record and archive can help mitigate inevitable casualties. Panelists: Jonathan Foret, Executive Director, South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center; Daniel Hammer, Vice President/ Deputy Director, The Historic New Orleans Collection; Susan Langenhennig, Director of Communications and Editor of Preservation in Print, Preservation Resource Center Free &…

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Free

Navigating the HDLC Course

Free & open to the public The New Orleans and Central Business District Historic District Landmarks Commissions regulate 17 local historic districts and have almost 50,000 structures under their jurisdiction. The Preservation Resource Center (PRC) is partnering with the Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC) to offer this free course designed to help property owners understand the application process and avoid the common frustrations and pitfalls experienced by some applicants. This course will provide the knowledge and tools property owners need…

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May 2019

First Time Homebuyer Class


May 4 & May 11 9:00 am — 3:00 pm each day at A Shared Initiative, 5508 Citrus Blvd., Harahan   Considering homeownership? This 12-hour course teaches prospective buyers about purchase contracts, insurance, fiscal fitness, budgeting, home maintenance and more. Conducted by A Shared Initiative, Inc., in partnership with the PRC, the course is certified by the LA Homebuyer Education Collaborative. Advance registration required. (see more registration details below)     How to register:   1) You must first register at…

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Support the PRC on GiveNOLA Day!


GiveNOLA Day, an initiative of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, is a one-day online giving event. For 24 hours, everyone who loves our region can support their favorite local causes by donating to one or more of 700+ participating nonprofit organizations. Last year's event raised nearly $5.6 million from nearly 49,000 donations across the nation and around the world. You can maximize your gift to PRC by selecting Preservation Resource Center at givenola.org.   Click here to donate!

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$75 – $85

Historic House Specialist Seminar

This popular program provides real estate agents with the specialized knowledge they need to work with clients to buy and sell historic New Orleans' real estate. The course provides detailed information about the historic house types and neighborhoods of New Orleans as well as rehabilitation tax incentives, renovation financing, researching a historic house, and local historic district regulations. This program will earn 4 CE credits (by the LA Real Estate Commission) and certification as a PRC-approved Historic House Specialist. $85…

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Free

Historic Preservation in the Face of Climate Change Part II: Adapt

We know that our historic buildings and communities are at risk, but many disagree on where to go from there. If we are to preserve our built and cultural landscapes, we first must weigh our desire for authenticity against our need for survival with regard to historic spaces and architecture. How might we — as individual practitioners and as a field — evolve in light of our changing climate and landscape? Panelists: Louisette Scott, Director of the Department of Planning…

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$75 – $85

Stained Glass Art in Sacred Places Goes to Baton Rouge

The PRC’s popular Stained Glass Art in Sacred Places Tour heads to Baton Rouge to visit St. Paul Lutheran, Trinity Episcopal, First Presbyterian and St. George Catholic churches. Stunning, colorful windows dating from the 1950s to 2016 grace all four churches. At First Presbyterian and St. George Catholic churches, the artist will serve as presenter. Tour price includes lunch at the Capital City Grill. Tour departs from the north side of Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, at 9 a.m. sharp. Tickets:…

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Free

Navigating the HDLC Course

Free & open to the public The New Orleans and Central Business District Historic District Landmarks Commissions regulate 17 local historic districts and have almost 50,000 structures under their jurisdiction. This one-hour course is designed to help property owners understand the HDLC and the application process. It will provide the knowledge and tools property owners need to smoothly navigate the process, and how to prevent common frustrations and pitfalls. Taught by Historic District Landmarks Commission staff, this course will be…

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Free

PRC’s 45th Annual Meeting

Join PRC for our 45th Annual Meeting at the remarkable home of Martine Chaisson, above her eponymous art gallery. This event will include the election of new PRC officers as well as remarks by journalist James Karst on his new research on the life and legacy of Buddy Bolden, the father of jazz. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. This event is free and open to PRC members only – become a member today! Space is limited and advance…

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