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Your Old House Workshops - Part II: Interior

Got any weekend plans?

This workshop was originally scheduled for February, and canceled due to that amazing snow storm. It will take place this Sunday, April 24 from 2 pm to 4 pm at 108 Orange Road, Montclair. This building is the Clark House, another one of the Montclair Historical Society buildings.

This week the work moves inside, and the panel will begin with a discussion of the difference between design bid vs design build. There will also be talk about the process and pitfalls of interior projects. Following that, the panel will talk about how to maintain the historic integrity of the home, while still achieving a house you and your family can live in. The audience will also get a peak at the design of kitchens and bathrooms throughout the 18th, 19th, and 20th century. In the end, there will be a lots of time to talk with the panel of experts and craftsmen about individual projects.

Co-sponsored by MHS and the Van Vleck House and Gardens, the workshops are designed to introduce you to the knowledge you need to plan and execute a restoration or remodeling of your older home. Upcoming workshop on May 15, and the last in the series, will focus on the Exterior.

The cost is $10 per person per workshop. If you register for the remaining two workshops, the cost is $25, and includes an annual membership to the MHS. MHS members and Van Vleck House and Gardens members are always free. Send a note to if you'd like to register.


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