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.
BLUE LINE TOUR
Join us for the first of our three-part transit tour series! The Blue Line Tour focuses on the architecture, design, history, and development of the Hiawatha Corridor. Learn from architecture and transit experts how the built environment intertwines with the evolution of transportation in the Twin Cities.
FROM THE NORTH SIDE TO PAISLEY PARK: EXPLORING PRINCE’S MINNESOTA CONNECTIONS
Celebrate Prince’s Minnesota roots by tracing the places where he lived, learned, and performed. Kristen Zschomler, professionally registered archaeologist and historian, will present her place-based Prince research at the former Bryant Junior High, where Prince attended school.
ARCHITECTURE OF THE 1920s
Why were so many Minnesota homes built in the 1920s? We’ll dig into that question and examine the variety of architecture created here during the “roaring twenties.”
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.
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.
ARCHITECTURE OF THE 1920s
You will learn about common and popular house styles, who was building them, the neighborhoods they formed and what distinctive elements made these dwellings desirable.
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.