How do you sell a Victorian home? Is it hard to repair damaged interior plaster? Where can you find hardware replacements for old doors?

Get all your restoration questions answered and more at the 2017 Restore Omaha Conference. The event is set for Saturday, March 4, at the Fort Omaha campus of Metropolitan Community College in the Institute for the Culinary Arts and Mule Barn from 8:00am to 4:45pm. Click here for ticket pricing. For attendees who need lodging, the historic Hotel Deco in downtown Omaha is offering rooms at $129 for conference attendees. To reserve a room, contact the Laurie Czyz Group at 402.991.4981 or

“This conference has something for everyone – owners of older homes, neighborhood community leaders, realtors, developers and architects,” said Conference Chair Nicole Malone. “A huge thank you to Dicon, Lund-Ross, AIA Omaha, Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture, AO*, Field Day Development, Hotel Deco, Morrissey Engineering, PEN Architects, Oldenhuis Contracting, R. Mechanical and Renaissance Roofing for providing major support to make this event happen.”

Attendees won’t want to miss:

  • The keynote address by Tom Mayes, deputy general counsel at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Mayes will share 14 reasons for saving older places andĀ give attendees the tools to advocate for preservation in their community.
  • Eighteen breakout sessions ranging from maintaining old windows to restoring M’s Pub in downtown Omaha. CEUs are available for architects and realtors.
  • The Restore Jam, which features before and after pictures from local restoration projects.
  • The vendor fair, where attendees can visit with vendors, local craftsmen and more to gather ideas, contacts and solutions.

Consider kicking off the weekend Friday, March 3, at Saving Places – A Preservation Celebration. The event, which honors preservation achievements in the metro, will be held from 6:00 to 9:00pm at The Paxton, a beautifully restored Art Deco building at 14th and Farnam. The evening includes drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a fast-moving video awards ceremony, and desserts and coffee. See article elsewhere in this issue for details.

For more information or to register, visit

If you have a business or organization that wants exposure to more than 300 people who love older properties, consider becoming a 2017 sponsor or vendor. Contact Restoration Exchange at

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