Win a free pass to Philadelphia's craftsmen and historic home show


Last issue, we looked at the inspiring preservation work happening in Philadelphia through a special editorial partnership with Hidden City Philadelphia. As part of that feature, Jacob Hellman wrote about the art and science of historical preservation, explaining the importance and challenge of finding sustainable and reliable materials when doing restoration work. This is especially true for homeowners, who might not have the resources or experience to successfully complete a restoration project.

Luckily for homeowners there’s a great resource for home preservation. On March 8-10 the Valley Forge Convention Center is hosting the annual Philadelphia Designer Craftsmen and Historic Home Show

One of the lead presenters at the Home Show will be, a Quakertown-based company specializing in historic masonry preservation; they’ve worked on projects as varied as local private home preservation to the restoration of University of Virginia’s iconic Academical Village. At noon on Saturday, March 9, they will be presenting on the economic and environmental benefits of historic preservation, and will share tips for the homeowner unsure of how to begin the sometimes confusing process of restoration.

Tickets for the show, including the presentation, can be found here. is also providing a free ticket to a Grid reader. Be to first to email us ( with a brief reason of why you want to attend and the ticket is all yours!

ALEX JACOBS is the Grid intern for spring 2013. He is a junior history major at Haverford College.