From hands-on workshops to behind-the-scenes tours, from state-approved continuing ed to specialized courses, PAM delivers unique and unparalleled preservation-based education. Discover all of our education offerings below.
WOOD FLOOR BASICS
Worn out, stained, or scratched floors? We’ve got you covered.
WRITING ON THE WALL: HISTORIC GRAFFITI
From ancient etchings in stone walls to contemporary spray painted murals, graffiti has been around for thousands of years. Learn about the psychology of graffiti, its various forms, and how to preserve it.
Sure, you like your fix-it person. But wouldn’t it be great if you could take him or her off your speed dial?
REPAIRING OLD WINDOWS
Would you spend $50 to save $1000? In this hands-on workshop, historic window specialist Paul Schmidt of Restoration Window Systems shows how repairing original wooden windows can save money, improve window operation, boost energy efficiency and maintain architectural integrity.
SKYWAYS OF STP: SMARTPHONE PHOTO TOUR
Grab your phone and meet us at Skyway level! See St. Paul from a fresh perspective, and celebrate the grand opening of Lowertown’s latest reuse project.
REHAB LAB: REPAIRING OLD WINDOWS
In this one-of-a-kind workshop, historic window specialist Greg Rosenow leads you through the repair and restoration of old wood windows at Litchfield’s historic Little Red Schoolhouse.
HOT DAM: ELECTRICAL & ICE DAM ISSUES
Second-generation home inspector Reuben Saltzman addresses the two topics Realtors ask about most: Electrical quirks and ice dams. Ideal for any agent seeking a better understanding of inspection reports, this class is worth 2CE credits to Minnesota real estate agents and is open to all.
OLD HOME CERTIFIED
Old Home Certified is a Realtor® designation offered exclusively by PAM. Worth 12 hours of real estate continuing ed credits for Minnesota agents, this two-day, expert-taught program is invaluable for any real estate agent.
HOUSING IN THE TWIN CITIES: 1890-1920
Join Erin Hanafin Berg for a fun and fast-paced look at the historic context of architectural trends, neighborhood growth in and around Minneapolis/St. Paul, and houses that were built to reflect modern needs, yet are still in demand today.
HOUSE OF STYLE: UNDERSTANDING HISTORIC INTERIORS
From Craftsman to Colonial Revival, Foursquare to Federal and beyond, residential interiors boast distinct design elements that add character, charm and value. In this class, you’ll learn about the qualities that define old house styles, and gain insights on common layouts, features, materials and finishes of homes built from the 1880s to the 1960s.
MINNESOTA MAIN STREET BASIC TRAINING WORKSHOP
Are you looking for ideas and strategies to help revitalize your downtown? At this two-day workshop, you will learn how to apply the Main Street Four-Point Approach® to downtown revitalization in your community from an interdisciplinary team of expert trainers.