Historic Home Seminar

Researching Your Historic Home Seminar
Posted on 04/11/2024
Researching Your Historic Home
Owners of historic houses will get expert advice about researching their properties during an upcoming workshop presented by the City of Monroe Historic District Commission and the Monroe County Museum System.

Curious to find out who built a historic house? When was the home built? Who lived in it? With the help of online resources and public records, much can be learned about the history of any property. Learn how to answer these questions and more at a special evening workshop detailing methods used in researching and identifying historic structures with guidance from professional architectural historians Jeffrey Green and Dr. Ted Ligibel.

Attendees will learn about primary resources, such as historic maps, newspapers and directories, as well as how deeds, photographs, and public records can help unravel a home's history.

Architectural genres will also be discussed including how to identify historic house styles common to Monroe and the region. Participants will learn tips on how to "read" homes through observation to distinguish its original style and how it may have evolved over time.

No reservations required, but seating is limited.

WHERE: The Monroe County Museum, 126 S Monroe Street
WHEN: Tuesday, April 30th, 6:oo PM to 8:30 PM

Questions?  Please call 734.384.9172.

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