Workshops and lectures are held on-site at cool old places in St. Joseph County...and sometimes there is pizza !!!

An annual series of lectures and hands-on workshops for owners of vintage homes, contractors and students. Learn best practices from experts in the field for a wide variety of repairs and restoration topics.

Restore Michiana's goal is to preserve existing buildings through education and building skills in the traditional trades.

Our History

2006—First annual Restore Michiana Conference and Old House Fair; 2007 and 2008.

2009—In-Service Day on The Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation & Heritage Tourism.

2010—Restore Michiana Series developed with a focus on Sustainability.

2011—Focus on Wood Window Restoration.

2012—Focus on Wood Siding Restoration.

2013—Focus on House Maintenance.

2014—Focus on Do-It-Yourself.

2015—Focus on Cemetery Maintenance.

a program of the Historic Preservation Commission of South Bend & St. Joseph County