Educational Lectures

Bring a lunch and learn with us! Most PHW Lunch and Learn lectures are held between noon-1 p.m. at the June E. Jeffrey Education Center at OakCrest Companies, 126 N. Kent Street, Winchester, VA and are free and open to the public. Find new information on upcoming lectures at the PHW Blog.


2017 Educational Lecture Series

Lectures

May 11th: A House Without a Porch Is Boring
Presented by Sandra Bosley, Executive Director of Preservation of Historic Winchester.
Watch the lecture on YouTube

September 30th: Clowser House Walk and Learn Tour
This free event served as an introduction to the Clowser Foundation and their efforts to save the ancestral home of one of Winchester's pioneer families.
View the Clowser House photo album

November 2nd: Walk and Learn Tour at the Bell House
This free event served as an introduction to the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation and their plans and efforts to preserve one of Winchester's best Federal-style homes with a long and storied past.

2016 Educational Lecture Series

February 23rd: An Orientation to the National Park Service's Historic Preservation Training Center
Presented by Chris Robinson, Superintendent of the Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick, Maryland
Watch the lecture on YouTube

April 7th: Winchester - a Frontier Town. . .with a Dash of the Wild West!
Presented by John Flood, director of Big Legends
Watch the lecture on YouTube
Additional information available at the PHW Blog

June 16th: The Origin of Winchester Street Names
Presented by Timothy Youmans, Director of Planning for Winchester City
Watch the lecture on YouTube
View a condensed verion of the slides at the City of Winchester

October 22nd: Hopewell Meeting House Tour
Presented by Jim Riley
View the photo album

November 3rd: Log Structure Maintenance and Repairs
Presented by Moss Rudley, Acting Superintendent of the National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick, Maryland
Watch the video on YouTube

November 10th: Fort Loudoun Walk and Learn
Presented by Norman Baker of the French and Indian War Foundation
View the photo album

2015 Educational Lecture Series

February 6th: PHW Presents Check to the Winchester Little Theatre Restoration Campaign
Watch the lecture on YouTube
Blog post with additional information

September 29th: Images and History of Architecture and Industry Along Winchester's Railroads
Presented by PHW Executive Director Sandra Bosley. Encore of the May 16, 2015 presentation at the Handley Library.
Part One
Part Two
Part Three

October 8th: "New Techniques to Save Historic Masonry Structures"
Accredited for 1.0 Hour AIA/CES credits
Presented by Andrew Markopoulos of Masonry Solutions International, and Donald Harvey Jr. of Atkinson Noland and Associates
Watch on YouTube

October 22nd: Two-part lecture "Expansion of the Winchester National Register Historic District" and "National Avenue Corridor Enhancement District"
Presented by Timothy Youmans, Director of Winchester City Planning and Zoning
Watch the lecture on YouTube

November 12th: "History of Douglas School-Winchester, Virginia"
Presented by Judy Humbert. Mrs. Humbert will talk informally about the history of Frederick Douglas School and the creation of the book she co-authored with June Gaskins-Davis, History of Douglas School Winchester, Virginia: A Tribute to Endurance, Belief, Perseverance, and Success.
Watch the lecture on YouTube

2014 Educational Lecture Series

February 20th: Winchester National Register Historic District Revision and Possible Expansion
Tim Youmans, Director of Planning for the City of Winchester
Watch the lecture on YouTube
PowerPoint slides (PDF)

March 25th: Vanished Winchester
Sandra Bosley, Executive Assistant for PHW
Watch the lecture on YouTube
Blog post with additional documentation

May 29th: Lime Mortar and Moisture Migration in Historic Structures
David Logan, Vintage, Inc.
Watch the lecture on YouTube

September 23rd: Winchester Little Theatre Restoration
Shirley Echelman, Tim Machado, and David Logan
Watch the lecture on YouTube

October 14th: Partners in Preservation: Shenandoah University and PHW
Gene Fisher and Patricia Zontine
Watch the lecture on YouTube
Watch the Wilbur Feltner interview on YouTube

2013 Educational Lecture Series

March 14th: How to Stay Warm and Retain Historic Integrity with Modern Storm Windows

Jay Reyher, President, Quanta Technologies (manufacturers)
Photo Album

April 16th: How to Repair and Restore Historic Brick and Mortar

Leroy Danforth, Architectural Outreach Manager, The Brick Industry Association
Photo Album
PowerPoint slides (PDF)

May 7th: The Virginia Department of Historic Resources: Putting Virginia's History to Work

David Edwards and Joanie Evans, Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Photo Album

May 15th: How to Utilize State and Federal Historic Tax Credits

John Willingham, Winchester City Council President and developer
Watch lecture on YouTube

September 17th: How to Finance Your Historic Preservation Project

Bill Buettin, United Bank
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October 3rd: How to Green Your Historic Preservation Project

Chuck Swartz, Reader & Swartz Architects
Watch lecture on YouTube

October 29th: How to Research Your Historic House

Maral Kalbian, local architectural historian
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November 12th: How to Restore and Repair Historic Wood Windows

David Logan, Vintage Inc.
Watch lecture on YouTube