Current Classes

Classes

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.

Homeowner Classes & Community Tours
OHC Classes
Main Street Workshops

Homeowner Classes & Community Tours

SKYWAYS OF MINNEAPOLIS MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR 

Join us for the ultimate weatherproof tour! Explore Minneapolis’ Skyway system, and learn how to take stunning photos with your phone. Learn about the social and cultural development of downtown, with plenty of opportunities to practice your new photography skills.

April 28th, 10:00am-1:00pm
Young Quinlan Building, Minneapolis
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IRVINE PARK MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR 

It’s our classic Irvine Park tour, with a twist. Join us at the Ramsey House to kick off an evening of photography, architecture, and St. Paul history.  

May 3rd, 5:30-7:30pm
Ramsey House, St. Paul

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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.” 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.

May 8th, 6:30-8:00pm
Plummer House, Rochester
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May 17th, 6:00-7:30pm
Hennepin History Museum, Minneapolis
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LOCAL HISTORY WORKSHOP: BUILDING HEROES

Co-hosted by the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS)’s Local History Services, this workshop teaches about preservation advocacy at the local level. The theme of this year’s workshop, Building Heroes: Strategies for Local Preservation Success teaches how to garner community support to achieve preservation goals. Topics include visioning preservation success, community engagement, and avoiding volunteer burnout. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with preservationists and history colleagues from across the state to share tips, experiences, and approaches. The workshop will travel to three locations throughout Minnesota.

May 30th, 9am-2pm
Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum, Little Falls

May 31st, 9am-2pm
Lyric Theater, Virginia

June 8th, 9am-2pm
City of Mankato Intergovernmental Building, Mankato

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MANKATO MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR 

An evening of history, architecture, and photography through Mankato’s Old Town, co-led a local urban studies expert and an area photographer/Instagrammer. Locals, visitors, history buffs, architecture enthusiasts, Instagrammers, and photography novices are all welcome to join on this summer stroll.

June 7th, 5:30-7:00
Meeting location TBD

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HOUSES OF STYLE: CLARENCE JOHNSTON’S BIG COMMISSIONS IN LITTLE FALLS 

Spend a Saturday immersed in the beauty of the historic nine-acre Linden Hill estate, situated high on the banks of the Mississippi River in Little Falls and including the grand Weyerhaeuser and Musser Mansions. Both homes were designed in 1898 by Minnesota’s prolific architect, Clarence H. Johnston. This event is co-sponsored by the Clarence Johnston Society and Friends of Linden Hill.

June 9th, 9:30am-3:00pm
Linden Hill, Little Falls

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Old Home Certified (Realtor Continuing Ed)

OLD HOME CERTIFIED DESIGNATION COURSE – 12 CE CREDITS

This two-day course is team-taught and covers a range of topics, from area architectural styles to finding old home resources to the origins of Twin Cities’ housing and neighborhoods. From social influences on development to marketing and more, you’ll get a 360-degree understanding of our local built environment. Enrich and leverage your knowledge of old homes and dig deep to discover why they matter to your clients, your business, and your community. This course is worth 12 CE credits to licensed Minnesota Realtors® but is open to all.

June 20th-21st, 8:00am-4:00pm
RE/MAX Results, Edina
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INSPECTOR INSIGHTS – 2.5 CE CREDITS

Area home inspector Reuben Saltzman delivers a roof-to-cellar overview of the elements that comprise a house, and addresses common issues those elements may present to an inspector and a homeowner. From chimneys, roofs and porches, down to electrical, plumbing and foundation, this unique class offers a new understanding of vintage homes and their parts. This class is worth 2.5 CE credits to licensed Minnesota Realtors® but is open to all.

August 8th, 9:00am-12:00pm
Castle Building & Remodeling Longfellow location, Minneapolis
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HOT DAM: ELECTRICAL & ICE DAM ISSUES – 2 CE CREDITS

Get an overview of two frequently seen (and asked about) homeowner concerns: Ice dams and electrical. Designed to help inform real estate agents about ice dam causes, prevention and removal, this fast-paced class also addresses electrical issues frequently flagged on inspection reports, including circuit breakers, knob & tube wiring, and GRI devices. This class is worth 2 CE credits to licensed Minnesota Realtors® but is open to all.

September 26th, 9:00-11:00am
Castle Building & Remodeling Longfellow location, Minneapolis
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Main Street Workshops

MAIN STREET BASICS WORKSHOP

Are you looking for ideas and strategies to help revitalize your downtown? Are you involved in your local Main Street Program or Downtown Revitalization group? If so, register for this year’s Main Street Basics Workshop today!

June 7-8, 2018
Mankato City Hall, Mankato
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2018 UPPER MISSISSIPPI MAIN STREET CONFERENCE

This year, the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota’s Minnesota Main Street program will be hosting the Upper Mississippi Main Street Conference on October 23 – 25, 2018, in Winona, MN, with Main Street Iowa, Main Street Wisconsin, and the Winona Main Street program. Session proposals due April 13. We hope you will be able to join us!

October 23-25, 2018
Winona, MN

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