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

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.


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