Learning About Preservation

Educational programs raise awareness of the benefits of preservation to our culture, economy, and environment. Restore Oregon staff is available to speak to interested groups on a number of topics, including:

  • Preservation Pubs®

    A more informal format, our Preservation Pubs® can be tailored to suit a variety of topics. Current topics include Portland’s Demolition Epidemic  and The End of the Trail for Oregon’s Pioneer Places?.

  • Preservation 101

    Discuss ideas and tools to honor, preserve, and revitalize communities large and small. Participants learn about the basic principles of historic preservation and its practical applications, hear about how rehabilitation and Main Street revitalization go hand-in-hand, and explore strategies for local places that may be endangered or in need of restoration or adaptive reuse.

  • How to Save An Endangered Building,

    This one-hour presentation provides an overview of how communities can come together to save a building that may be targeted for demolition or in need of rehabilitation.

  • Adaptive Reuse of Historic Schools

    Schools stand as local landmarks and centers of activity that can define a neighborhood. Today many cities have decommissioned historic school buildings or are seeking new uses for them. This program is intended to spark creative, practical solutions by addressing why historic schools matter, the benefits of investing in rehabilitation, and discussing numerous successful case studies.

  • Home Tours & Field Trips

    From our popular Mid-Century Modern Home Tour to our Heritage Barn Workshop, we have opportunities to experience Oregon’s historic places first hand.  Check our newsroom and calendar for the latest info.

Statewide Partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation