Hello Philadelphia area do-it-yourselfers! Are you in the midst of home renovation looking for great how-to information? Are you planning to purchase and restore an older home? The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce two upcoming series of workshops in May for the owners, and aspiring owners of older and historic homes. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the best practices for selection, inspection and financing the purchase and renovation of older and historic homes, as well as great hand-on demonstrations of maintenance and restoration techniques. These popular programs are free and open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are required. The workshops are presented in collaboration with the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust, Cliveden of the National Trust, the Chestnut Hill Historical Society, the Germantown Historical Society, Historic Germantown Preserved and the University City Historical Society. LECTURE WORKSHOPS AT CLIVEDEN Inspecting Historic Houses -Wednesday May 9 at 7:00 PM Buying Historic Houses -Wednesday May 16 at 7:00 PM Financing Historic House Rehabilitation -Wednesday May 23 at 7:00 PM How to Plan for Historic House Rehabilitation -Wednesday May 30 at 7:00 PM Lecture Workshops Location: Cliveden, 6401 Germantown Avenue (Workshops at carriage house: enter property through the gate at Cliveden and Morton Streets) HANDS ON WORKSHOPS IN WEST FAIRMOUNT PARK Windows and Shutters: Reglazing and Basic Repairs -Thursday May 10 at 6:30 PM Exterior Painting -Thursday May 17 at 6:30 PM Wood Flooring: Interior & Exterior Repairs -Thursday May 24 at 6:30 PM Flat Plaster- Repair Techniques -Thursday May 31 at 6:30 PM Hands-On Workshops Location: The Sheep Barn, Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust, Inc. 2020 Chamounix Drive, West Fairmount Park (For directions contact the Alliance, or visit our website at www.preservationalliance.com) To reserve a space, or for more information, please contact Patrick Hauck, Director of Neighborhood Preservation Programs, at 215-546-1146 x4 or firstname.lastname@example.org.