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Carson City Historical Society Hosts Nov 11 Presentation “Rehabilitating Historic Windows” | Carson City Nevada News

Event date:

November 11, 2021 – 7:30 p.m.

The Carson City Historical Society is proud to host a conference / presentation on the preservation and restoration of wooden windows on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Historic wooden windows are valuable character defining elements of a building, which deserve to be preserved for architectural and environmental reasons.

In the “Rehabilitating Historic Windows” presentation, professionals and members of the Carson City Historic Resources Commission, Michelle Schmitter, Mike Drew and LouAnn Speulda-Drews, will explore the history and nomenclature of hung windows.

The public will learn about the evolution of historical designs and construction methods. Presenters will review the endemic problems that lead to deterioration and explore possible maintenance and repair techniques to extend sustainable life. Presenters will examine the benefits of retaining rather than replacing historic wood windows. The public can learn how weather-maintained wood windows can outperform modern window applications in energy efficiency, while retaining the original character of an older home. Mike Drews will demonstrate how to maintain wood windows and the common problems that often lead homeowners to replace them rather than repair them.

Michelle Schmitter has over 25 years of experience in the field of historic preservation. Michelle meets and exceeds National Park Service qualification standards for architectural historians, works under the “Home Secretary’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties” and has extensive technical experience in multiple projects. preservation, restoration, rehabilitation and reconstruction.

Michael Drews is the director of Great Basin Consulting Group, LLC, a cultural resource firm specializing in cultural resource inventories, predictive models and National Registry assessments. He has served on the Carson City Historic Resources Commission under appointment by the County Oversight Board since 1989 and is intimately familiar with the preservation of the historic built environment, the effective promotion of historic values ​​and the intricacies of setting. local and federal grants implementation.

Lou Ann Speulda-Drews grew up in the Willamette Valley of Oregon and graduated from Oregon State University with a BA and MA, majoring in history and anthropology / archeology. She also took courses at the School of Historic Preservation and Architecture at the University of Oregon. Lou Ann has worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) since 1995 and travels extensively in the five western states and the Pacific as part of his regional responsibilities, focusing on historic archeology and historic architecture. As part of his responsibilities for the USFWS, Lou Ann participated in the rehabilitation of buildings which included the repair of the original wood-frame windows.

The conference is free and open to the public. For more information on how to attend, please email or contact David Bugli at 775-883-4154, and he will provide you with a meeting link (or meeting ID with code). access). Note that this conference will take place on the second Thursday of the month, rather than the usual third Thursday. There will be no classes in December.

After a hiatus of several years, CCHS resumed a monthly lecture series in January 2021. Most lectures are featured on Zoom on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm Some past lectures are also available on Carson’s YouTube. City Historical Society. com page. Additional information on the CCHS is available on its web page,