We offer several lectures and classes throughout the year. Summer Sizzlers, our popular series of educational lectures and workshops, offer insight into preservation topics, architecture and history. We also regularly hold seminars, like Historic House Specialists certifications, and more.
Summer Sizzlers is our annual series of educational lectures featuring speakers on topics related to preservation, architecture, and history. Typically held in the Wilson Carriage House where you can beat the heat while learning something new! Past lectures have included topics such as the evolution of the Lakewood shopping center, a history of the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation program, a look at historic Dallas restaurants, a history of drive-in theaters in Dallas, and more!
The Historic House Specialist (HHS) seminar is a semi-annual class that includes lectures from local experts on all things preservation! Topics include architectural history and styles found in Dallas, historic and conservation districts designations, sustainability, aspects of researching the history of a building and more. Participants receive a copy of Virginia McAlester’s A Field Guide to American Houses and a complimentary one year membership to Preservation Dallas.
HHS class is held at least twice a year and is two days in length. Everyone is welcome to attend the class, and realtors can receive 8 hours of MCE credit.
Our Advanced Historic House Specialist (AHHS) seminar expands on the knowledge gained in the first seminar. Topics include materials and methods of construction in pre- and post-WWI housing in Dallas, the economics of historic preservation, the certificate of appropriate process, historic landscapes and advanced techniques of researching an historic building.
AHHS class is held at least twice a year and is one day in length. Everyone is welcome to attend the class, and realtors can receive 6 hours of MCE credit.