Spring 2015 Events

Saturday, April 11
Spring Showcase, Classes and Sales
212 Center Street, Ithaca

  • 10-20% off all day at Significant Elements (9 am – 4 pm).
  • Products made by Work Preserve participants, door prizes, and more.
  • Special sale of drawing by local artist and Cornell professor Jack Lambert. They’re all local buildings and landscapes – maybe your house is included!
  • Preservation Basics classes:
    10:00 am – “What Style Is It?”
    1:00 pm – Window Repair Basics  – Limited to 15. Register online, call 607-277-3450 or email Sara. Walk-ins welcome if space allows.

Saturday, April 11, 18 & 25
Learn to Cane Class
Do you have lovely old chairs with worn cane seats? Repair the chairs yourself after taking this hands-on traditional chair caning class. During three 2-hour classes you’ll learn the basics of hand caning. At the end you’ll have your own stool to take home and a caning kit of pegs and an awl. Work Preserve’s Traditional Skills Educator Peter Walz will instruct the class.  Class limited to 4 registrants. $85 general public/$80 Friends of Historic Ithaca (fee includes all materials) Classes are Saturday, April 11, 18 & 25, from 10:00 am -12:00 pm. Register online,  email Sara or call 607-277-3450.  If you can’t make it for this series but want to be contacted when we schedule a future class, please email Sara and we’ll give you advance notice of the next series.

Saturday, May 2 & Sunday, May 3
Book Talks with author Grey Osterud
Putting the Barn Before the House:
Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth Century New York

Saturday, May 2
at The History Center, 2:00 pm
Sunday, May 3 at Dryden Village Hall, 1:30 pm
Free. Donations welcome

Thursday, May 7
Annual Preservation Awards

5:30 – 7:00 pm at La Tourelle
Honor the 2015 winners, view slides of their projects and connect with others who appreciate our area’s architectural heritage. Free, please RSVP to Christine or call 607-273-6633. Light fare and cash bar.

Monday, May 25
Annual Memorial Day Ithaca City Cemetery Clean-up
9:00am – 12:00pm, meet at the University Avenue entrance to the cemetery. All ages welcome, bring your work gloves and sturdy shoes! Questions or to RSVP, email Sara or call 607-277-3450.

Saturday, June 13
That Old House Tour: Cayuga Heights
12:00 – 4:00pm
Our annual spring interior house tour. This year we’re celebrating Cayuga Heights’ centennial anniversary! Don’t miss it – That Old House Tour is one of the highlights of our year. More info coming soon – sign up for email updates HERE

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