Preserve The 'Burg Expo and Café con Tampa talk about things to do as Historic Preservation Month comes to an end

Oxford Exchange on Friday and the St. Pete Shuffleboard Club on Saturday.

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It's Historic Preservation Month across the country, which means it's a good time for Tampa Bay to think about its connection and commitment to cultivating a sense of space. Some events happening locally this weekend will help you do just that.

Café con Tampa: Preservation & The Economic Impact of Historic Preservation

One of Tampa’s best examples of historic preservation, Oxford Exchange, plays host to Café con Tampa where this week’s early morning talk is all about the economic impact of historic preservation. Speakers include Dennis Fernandez—Tampa’s Historic Preservation Manager, who had one hell of a morning during the Historic Preservation Committee meeting at city hall on Tuesday—and Manny Leto, Executive Director of Preserve the 'Burg. Your cover includes breakfast and the tip, and if you can’t afford it, there’s a way to request a scholarship entry, too. 

Preserve the 'Burg Expo

For five hours on Saturday, Preserve The ‘Burg hosts an all-ages, family-friendly expo, with one of the Sunshine City’s most beloved historic venues acting as the hub. Starting at 10 a.m., local preservation experts will help residents learn about researching and maintaining their historic homes, creating historic districts plus navigating design guidelines and the certificate of appropriateness process. There’ll be guided tours of nearby Mirror Lake along with activities for children, wood window demos and more. This is 10,000-times better than going to Home Depot, people. Saturday, May 21. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Webinar: Financial Incentives for Historic Preservation Projects

A lunch and learn you can do from the pool, made possible in part by the American Institute of Architects (AIA Tampa Bay) which welcomes Dennis Fernandez, the Architectural Review & Historic Preservation Manager for the City of Tampa, St. Pete’s Urban Planning and Historic Preservation Division Manager Derek Kilborn and Bob Mayer, president of boutique consulting firm M R Capital Advisors LLC for a talk about how to use local, state and federal tax deductions, grants and other incentives for historic commercial properties. Tuesday, May 24, 12:30 p.m. Online. Free.

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