“Old growth forests are still standing in our old buildings.” – Tom Mayes, keynote speaker at Restore Omaha 2017

Historic property owners and restoration enthusiasts joined realtors, architects, developers and others at the 2017 edition of Restore Omaha and walked away motivated. The event was held March 4 at the Fort Omaha campus of Metropolitan Community College as part of Restoration Exchange’s Saving Places weekend. We asked attendees to share their experiences, and below are some of their comments.

  • I appreciate the networking, the stories of buildings saved, the sharing of resources and the enthusiasm for all things old and worth saving.
  • It’s great to meet other people who have issues with old houses and the restoration and preservation of them.
  • They get better and better.
  • The conference is an opportunity to learn more about various techniques, from painting to window repair to drywall and plaster techniques.
  • Fabulous, wonderful, enlightening, exciting.
  • Every year is a refreshing of the value of preservation.
  • LOVE IT!
  • I will spread the word around about the conference and how helpful it can be to community members.
  • I bought a 1927 craftsman home, and I want to take care of it.
  • The speakers that I listened to encouraged me to continue to advocate for saving and restoring the old historical buildings in Omaha for future generations.

See you in 2018!

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