Kalamazoo Historic Preservation Commission to Offer “Old House Owners Workshops” to Kalamazoo Homeowners

The Kalamazoo Historic Preservation Commission will present three workshops to help the owners of Kalamazoo’s older homes make common repairs. The “Old House Owners Workshops” will be offered this summer at the Sexton’s Lodge located at Mountain Home Cemetery at 1402 West Main Street, each focusing on a different repair commonly needed in older homes.

Saturday, July 20, Old House Conditions and Maintenance, 9am – 1pm: Homeowners will learn about looking over old homes for problems, and what causes common problems. Registration is $15 and includes coffee and doughnuts.

Saturday, July 27, Window Repair and Rehabilitation, 9am – 4pm: Homeowners will learn to make old windows work like new again, learning about the window assembly, how to replace putty, broken glass, and missing or broken sash ropes and adding weather stripping. Registration is $25 and includes lunch.

Saturday, August 3, Masonry Care and Maintenance, 9am – 4pm: Homeowners will learn the structural and material details about masonry construction and how to replace failing mortar. Registration is $25 and includes lunch.

Registration is open to people that live or own property within the City of Kalamazoo. Interested homeowners can register online via Eventbrite here. You can also learn more by following the Old House Owners Workshops Facebook page here.

The Old House Owners Workshops are presented by the City of Kalamazoo’s Historic Preservation Commission with funding from the O’Connor Fund for Historic Preservation and assistance from the Old House Network and the Michigan Historic Preservation Network.

Mayor Bobby J. Hopewell to Deliver State of the City Address on Thursday, June 13


Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby J. Hopewell will deliver the 2019 State of the City address on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the Exchange Building in downtown Kalamazoo (155 W Michigan Avenue). Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:15 p.m. Seating is limited, but seats have been reserved for members of the community. Community members that would like to attend must register by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling the City Manager’s Office at (269) 337-8047. 


City Residents Invited to Participate in National Community Survey

City of Kalamazoo residents are invited to share their feedback by completing the National Community Survey online at www.kalamazoocity.org/survey. The NCS evaluates how city government is serving residents, gauges perceptions of the city, and allows comparisons to be made with peer cities.

This online survey is in addition to a mail survey which was sent to a select sample of residents earlier in May. Residents that received a survey in the mail should complete and return that copy, not the online version. 


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