Quarterly Care Workshop: Shutters

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019  •  5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Antoine’s Restaurant  •  in the Twelfth Night Revelers Room
713 St. Louis Street
Led by Mike Jones

Learn from an expert how to take care of your shutters!

FREE for members / $10 for non-members — limited space available.
Registration (for non-members) or R.S.V.P. (for members) required for admission – call 504.342.4760 or email brook@vccfoundation.org if you have any questions or need to check your membership status.

The new Quarterly Care Workshop series is designed to provide hands-on demonstrations and resources to property owners and caretakers about the nuts-and-bolts of architectural preservation. Maintenance is preservation – and proper maintenance will protect historic structures from untimely deterioration.

This third workshop will focus on wood shutters. Since shutters tend to be one of the most operated elements of a building, so they often require maintenance and repair. Shutters can be protected and repaired to preserve the character of the architecture, to respect the exceptional craftsmanship of their original design, and to keep maintenance costs down. This workshop covers the basics of identifying problems and troubleshooting repairs, to protect the building and the owner’s investment.


Thank you to Antoine’s for providing refreshments and hosting this event in their Twelfth Night Revelers Room Room.


This workshop series is part of a multi-tiered education initiative that will teach people of all ages and backgrounds about the value of the French Quarter’s architecture and proper stewardship of their historic structures through compliance with the Vieux Carré Design Guidelines. Our goal is to raise awareness of the French Quarter’s cultural, economic, and historical value, as well as to concretely educate people about the nuts-and-bolts of architectural preservation by way of demonstrations and resources to French Quarter stakeholders that directly yield value to the district’s distinctive character.

Space will be limited at many of the sites, so the workshops will be videotaped and available via our YouTube channel for future reference.