Preservation Expo

  • 10 May 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • St. Petersburg Museum of History


Registration is closed

Celebrate Preservation Month with FREE admission to the Museum of History, insights from local preservation experts, and more than a dozen local vendors and community groups.

Enjoy presentations on everything from how to research your historic home to techniques for restoring historic windows and more.

Plus, keynote speaker Donovan Rypkema, principal of PlaceEconomics, will share the results of our economic impact study on historic preservation in St. Petersburg.

More than two dozen exhibitors include New Light Window Restoration, Pro Historical, Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, City of St. Petersburg's Historic Preservation Office and Housing and Community Development Office. 

The day will also include a talk on the exhibit "Meddling: The Women Who Built St. Pete," on view now at the Museum. 

Presentation Schedule:

10 a.m.            Donovan Rypkema, PlaceEconomics          

"Keeping the Vibe Alive: The Impact of Historic Preservation in St. Petersburg"

11 a.m.           Caleb Buland, Exact Architects       

"Preservation for Placemakers"

11:45 a.m.      Jessy Breckenridge, St. Pete Museum of History   

"Researching Historic Properties"

12:30 p.m.      Linda Stevenson, University of Florida        

  "'What Style is That?' Engaging Volunteers for Historic Resource Surveys"

1 p.m.              Erin DiFazio, Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation 

"Creative Preservation Strategies in the Sunshine State"

1:45 p.m.        Derek Kilborn and Cindy Kochanek, City of St. Petersburg     

"Navigating the COA Process in St. Petersburg"

2:30 p.m.        Alec Smith, Boone Architectural Restoration         

"Fitting In: Residential Additions in Historic Districts"

The Preservation Expo is Co-presented by the St. Petersburg Museum of History, and supported by Southern Roots Realty, Bay First, and HCA Florida St. Petersburg Hospital. This program is free and open to the public. RSVPs are preferred for planning purposes. 

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