Historic Preservation Workshops


Join us for our 2024 Historic Preservation Workshop Series!

Historic properties have a unique charm and craftmanship, and they also have unique needs for maintenance and renovation. Our Historic Preservation Workshop Series helps property owners in Springfield learn more about their historic homes and how to preserve them.

2024 Historic Preservation Workshop Series

  • March 5, The COA Process & Maintaining Your Historic Home - EVENT REGISTRATION
    • Featuring Arimus Wells from City of Jacksonville Historic Preservation to speak on the Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) process for renovating historic properties in Springfield and Mark Riccaboni from Southern Brothers Inspections to speak on historic home care and maintenance
    • Workshop is free but attendance is capped at 20 guests so please register online

  • May 14, Homeowners Insurance, at Historically Hoppy Brewing Company (1636 N Main St) - EVENT REGISTRATION 
    • Featuring Daniel Miller, agency owner of Brightway Insurance, Riverside, to speak about homeowner insurance for our historic homes.
    • Workshop is free, but advance registration is requested. Please register online here.
  • June 12, The Origins of Springfield & SPAR - EVENT REGISTRATION
    • Featuring Jeff Gardner, local historian, to discuss the history of Springfield from the initial purchase of the land at the end of the Spanish period through the early/mid 20th century, plus the development of SPAR as a neighborhood organization (celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year!).
    • Workshop is free. Advance registration is not required but is kindly requested. Register here.
  • August 20, Historic Preservation Workshop

All Historic Preservation Workshops are free. Each presentation takes place in the VyStar Community Collaboration Space at the SPAR Building (1321 N Main) unless otherwise noted. Registration is requested for planning purposes but the event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30 PM and presentations take place from 6-7 PM.