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.
ST. PAUL PARKS SERIES: IRVINE PARK TOUR
Some of St. Paul’s oldest and architecturally varied homes ring the perimeter of Irvine Park, a city historic district that’s also on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn the history, stories, and rare insights on gems like the Forepaugh mansion, Alexander Ramsey House, the Upper Landing, and the park itself.
ROTTED WOOD REPAIR
You will learn what tools and materials you need to tackle your wood rot, minor and major fixes, from wood window wizard Paul Schmidt!
CHURCHES OF NORTHEAST MINNEAPOLIS TOUR
Weaving through the block with a “church on every corner” we will see old, new, rehabbed, and revived churches, as well as hear the social and cultural stories that stem from these religious structures.
ST. PAUL PARKS SERIES: MEARS PARK TOUR
Mears Park is central to the lively Lowertown neighborhood. Learn about the past and present of St. Paul’s revitalized warehouse district on the second of our three-part St. Paul Parks Tour Series.
WHY OLD IS GREEN
Learn the how and why of sustainability in old homes from AIA member, Alissa Pier. This class will go through how old homes can be adapted to be “green” in terms of materials, communities, and quality of life.
REPAIRING OLD WINDOWS
Would you spend $50 to save $1000s? In this 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.
WOOD FLOOR BASICS: SANDING
In this first session of Wood Floor Basics, we will be walked through the whole process for sanding hardwood floors by Kadee Macey of Pete’s Hardwood Floors. Kadee will demonstrate proper sanding techniques in a 1909 Dayton’s Bluff home, preparing you to take on your own hardwood floors.
WOOD FLOOR BASICS: FINISHING
Part 2 of Wood Floor Basics! This interactive workshop will offer tips on the choosing and application of finishes, and builds off of what we learned from the Sanding class the week prior.
ST. PAUL PARKS SERIES: RICE PARK TOUR
Surrounded by St. Paul’s most notable civic and cultural buildings, Rice Park sits at the heart of downtown. This is the third and final installment of our St. Paul Parks Tour Series.
HANDLING HISTORIC HOMES
How can homeowners, communities, and cities ensure that older homes and neighborhoods maintain the character that makes them so desirable to buyers? This 2-hour, 2 CE credit class explains the purpose, reach and responsibilities of your local Heritage Preservation Commission, and why it matters to you and your business.
MAIN STREET TRAINING: VACANT AND UNDERUTILIZED BUILDINGS
Are you looking for ideas and strategies to address long-term vacant or underutilized buildings in your downtown? If so, register for Minnesota Main Street’s upcoming training about Vacant and Underutilized Buildings today!