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Register by Sept. 20 for Historic Religious Properties Workshop

Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave., Alleghey West; Vrydaugh and Shepherd, with T.B. Wolfe, 1895

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Calvary United Methodist Church (North Side)
971 Beech Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15233

Reservations required by September 20, 2014. Up to 3 members from any one historic religious property. $20 per person (includes lunch). Space is limited so  register early.
Contact: Carole Malakoff, 412-321-3612 or

PHLF will be holding a Technical Assistance Workshop for guardians of historic religious properties on Tuesday, September 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church (Beech and Allegheny avenues), on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

This one-day workshop will be peer-generated: the focus will be on building a network of congregation members and religious leaders who are committed to restoring their historic religious structures and learning from each other as well as from experts in the construction field. Panels of congregation representatives will relate their experiences in managing building projects at their places of worship.

Participants will be able to ask questions and discuss ideas about selecting and working with a contractor, raising matching funds, and undertaking critical exterior work on their historic religious properties.

In addition, PHLF staff will guide participants through the process of applying for an HRP matching grant. By the end of the workshop, participants who want to apply to PHLF for a matching grant or technical assistance in 2015 will have completed about 75% of their application. The application deadline for PHLF’s 2015 HRP program is December 1, 2014.

We encourage you to attend the workshop if:

  • you are a religious leader or member of a congregation that needs matching funds to undertake an exterior project, roofing, gutter work, masonry repairs, or stained glass window restoration;
  • you want to connect with others who have had experience with PHLF’s HRP program and have successfully undertaken critical building improvements;
  • you want to know how to begin prioritizing your building needs and involving your congregation in raising funds to maintain and restore its place of worship.

Registration fee is $20 which covers lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Advance reservations are required. Space is limited. Please contact Carole Malakoff, HRP Coordinator, before September 20, to let her know how many people from your congregation will attend. (Up to 3 members from any one congregation can register.) Help us make the workshop a success by registering today! Send your check ($20 per person) made out to PHLF to:

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1134
Attn.:  Carole Malakoff

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633