Saturday, May 4, 2024

 Livingston Centre Historic Village holding window restoration workshop

The Livingston Centre Historic Village is offering an opportunity to learn about the restoration of older windows. A three-day, 20-hour workshop will be led by historic renovation expert/contractor Randy Klepinger and at no expense to those participating. All registration fees and necessary on-site materials will be provided by the Livingston Centre Historic Society.

This class will benefit anyone wanting to learn about renovating historic windows; those planning DIY projects on your own historic house, or contractors working with these structures. The project for the class is restoring the windows of the Coughran School at the Historic Village inside the Fowlerville Fairgrounds. There is no better way to learn about repairing/replacing your own windows than to have hands-on experience led by a knowledgeable expert.

The class is scheduled for August 5 - 7, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; lunch is included. Registration is open to eight students, please send an email stating your interest to Accepted students must have completed lead certification in advance, as the project includes working with lead paint and leaded glass.

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Reminder: Spring Cleanup continues at the Livingston Centre Historic Village Sunday, May 5th; 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed to continue working in the gardens as well as spring cleaning inside the historic buildings. Community members can join the committee of the Historic Village to prepare for the summer season, ready to welcome guests visiting the Fowlerville Family Fairgrounds.

The Historic Village Board invites gardeners, all students wanting to meet service hour requirements, individuals needing community service hours, lovers of local history, supporters of the Historic Village, or anyone who simply wants some time outdoors preparing for spring.

The indoor cleanup will include dusting, sweeping/mopping, and window-washing while outdoor cleanup continues with weeding and planting garden beds, trimming hedges and trees, and cleaning the Historic building yards. Chips and water will be available for volunteers; however, BYO lunch. Volunteers are also asked to bring gloves, cleaning and garden tools, shovels, and yard waste bags if possible.

Please see Facebook/Livingston Centre Historical Village for more information. Questions may be sent to or by calling the Fowlerville Family Fair Office, 517-223-8186.

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