Highland Restoration Association and Norla Preservation Project created Restoration University, a series of presentations on restoration design, techniques and appreciation for living in and among historical homes and communities.
Restoration University will be led by industry professionals and enthusiasts. Six courses will be offered in 2017 with three in the spring and three in the fall.
Dr. Cheryl White, LSUS Department of History, will launch the series with a presentation titled “Edward Jacobs: Immigrant, Businessman, Builder” at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 25, in the Highland Center, 520 Olive St. Other speakers will include representatives from C&C Electric, NWLA Master Gardeners, Shreveport Salvage, and Harrison Paint. Dates and venues will be announced.
Registration can be paid upon arrival, although space is limited and pre-registration is required to guarantee a seat. Admission to individual classes is free to HRA members and $10 for non-members. Admission to the entire series of six courses is $25 for non-members. Reservations are encouraged and can be made at www.restorehighland.org or by calling 318.221.7629. Email the Restoration University Coordinator at Restorehighland@gmail.com for more information.
About Highland Restoration Association
The Highland Restoration Association was organized in 1977 and concentrates on the revitalization and preservation of Shreveport's historic Highland neighborhood. HRA consists of homeowners, renters, businesses, and benefactors. HRA's working relationship with city and parish governments, local developers, non-profit groups and businesses enables HRA to maintain and enhance the neighborhood, educate citizens of important issues and promote Highland as a great place to live, work, play and invest in property. Learn more at www.restorehighland.org.
About Norla Preservation Project
Norla Preservation Project is a non-profit organization in Shreveport focused on promoting and supporting historic preservation in North Louisiana. Since 2013, Norla has led efforts to raise awareness and appreciation of our local history and culture. Learn more at the Norla Preservation Project’s website, www.norlapreservationproject.com.