Register by Sept. 7 for historic home repair workshop

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Historic home owners with a knack for do-it-yourself repairs can practice the fundamentals of plaster repair and restoration at a workshop held Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Spicer House in Farmington Hills.

Registration closes Sept. 7, and limited seating is still available.

Jon Aldred for Farmington Hills City Council

The workshop, presented by the Michigan Historic Preservation Network, will be run by plaster repair specialist James P. Conklin of JPC Plaster. Attendees will learn about the composition of historic plaster, the basics of repair, and tips to make sure their newly restored plaster walls stay looking their best. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice their technique on a demonstration wall.

The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the historic Spicer House, located at 24915 Farmington Road in Heritage Park, between 10 and 11 Mile. The workshop is $25 per participant or $50 for two participants until August 30th and the event is open to the public. Late registration after August 30th is $30 per person. To sign up, visit and register by the Sept. 7 deadline.

The event is co-sponsored by the City of Farmington Hills Historic District Commission, the Farmington Hills Historical Commission, and Preservation Farmington. For the complete schedule of historic skills workshops and history lectures, visit

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