Wednesday, March 27, 2013

This Old House: Caring for Peace River's Historic Homes

The Town of Peace River, along with the Peace River Museum's Heritage Places Committee have been working over the past two years on preserving Peace River's historic buildings and sites. For more information on our efforts, please see these blogs. Northern Sunrise County has also embarked on a heritage survey and inventory this year. Both municipalities are working with consultants, Donald Luxton & Associates, to identify and promote the Peace country's built heritage.

We now want to begin giving homeowners and building industry workers in Peace River the knowledge to care for their own historic homes! A speaker series with heritage consultants from Donald Luxton & Associates will begin this month. The first presentation will be  Wednesday, April 3 at 7 pm at one of our own historic buildings - the Athabasca Hall.

This presentation will outline heritage conservation in the modern world and how it applies to the Peace River context. It will discuss some basic conservation principles that a building owner can do to improve energy efficiency and preserve the historical integrity of their home.

There is no charge for this event!

This is a highly recommended presentation for anyone in the construction and related trades and those who own historic homes.

St. James Anglican Church and Athabasca Hall, ca. 1940s.



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