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SOLD OUT: This Old Castle: Safe Historic Window Restoration

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
6:00 pm9:00 pm
3902 Davenport St.
Omaha, NE 68131

Old home ownership is not for the faint of heart (trust us, we know!), but we're here to help!

We've teamed up with our friends at History Nebraska to bring you a series designed to demystify maintaining and preserving your old home or building. We're calling it This Old Castle, and you're invited to learn alongside us from the best experts in town.

In addition to interactive presentations from the experts, attendees will be the first to learn about (and see) the major restoration projects happening inside the Joslyn Castle. After the presentation, we'll open up the floor for attendees to crowdsource solutions from fellow novice preservationists, share successes, and of course, share challenges.

Tonight David White presents "Safe Historic Window Restoration." We will learn how to identify the proper safety equipment for PPE and a safe work site, and why steam and infrared are the safer methods for paint removal. In addition, we'll safely dismantle a double hung window for restoration and explain the benefits of window restoration to a building and community's welfare.

About our presenter: David White is the owner of Aksarben Window Works, a window restoration company specializing in full window restoration and interlocking weatherstripping. With two decades in the painting and finishing trades, David brings passion, knowledge, and advocacy to window restoration and preserving historic buildings in Omaha and the region.

Tonight's Program:

5:30pm - Doors Open
6:00pm - 6:15pm - Welcome and Castle Restoration Update
6:15 - 7:15pm -David White presents "Safe Historic Window Restoration"
7:15pm - Closing - Open Mic! Ask a question of the group, share a great success, commiserate about a great challenge.

We'll have a cash bar with soft drinks, water, beer, and wine available for purchase.


Architects: Tonight's presentation is eligible for 1 AIA HSW CEU credit.
Real Estate Agents: Tonight's presentation is under review for Nebraska Real Estate Commission CE credits.
(Relevant documentation will be available at the check-in table).