Coming This Summer!

The Historic Homeowner Fair brings together owners of aging and historic homes with local professionals, services, products, and solutions and educates homeowners about caring for and maintaining their properties. In addition to an Exhibitor Hall of local contractors and preservation organizations, the HHF provides educational sessions and hands-on demonstrations throughout the day which cover a wide array of topics including wood window repair, securing financing for a project, and even landscaping.

The Historic Homeowner Fair is made FREE and open to the public. You don't have to live in a historic district to enjoy this fair!

Date: Saturday, August 26
Location: Stable in the historic Pearl Brewery complex
Time: 9:30am - 3:00pm

Interested in having an exhibitor booth at the Fair? Today is the last day to register at the reduced rate. Download a registration form today!
This is our most sought-after Rehabber Club workshop! The course is open to beginners and experts alike. Learn essential techniques from one of the industry's best instructors: Steve Quillian of Wood Window Makeover!

Dates: August 18-19, 21-25
Location: Historic Home in the Monticello Park Historic District

Lunch, t-shirts, and instructional materials provided!
Pictured above, "Before" shot with homeowner, Turner summer interns, and OHP staff
When we pull together, there's always hope!  OHP is excited to announce a Summer STAR (Students Together Achieving Revitalization) project planned in partnership with Turner Construction.

Summer Interns from Turner Construction’s Central Texas Business Unit will be rolling up their sleeves for two days in July to make repairs to this historic home in City Council District 2.

The interns will be completing all aspects of the project, from estimating and purchasing to hands-on repair work, with the supervision of professional contractors. STAR projects like these can provide homeowners with much needed repairs valuing $5,000-$15,000.

STAR is a great opportunity for construction companies and contractors to give back to the community and reinvest in San Antonio. We challenge other companies to follow Turner Construction by hosting other STAR projects in San Antonio!

Follow STAR on Facebook or sign up for e-alerts where we will highlight the success of this project and announce who will be next to accept the STAR challenge to preserve our historic community!
World Heritage Festival Events
How can preservation be the heart of sustainable urban development? 

OHP invites heritage professionals, policy-makers, academics, and grassroots preservationists from around the world to assemble in San Antonio to answer that question and produce new ideas for managing living heritage in historic cities.  

The Living Heritage Symposium takes place on September 7 and 8 during the World Heritage Festival. Registration for professionals is currently just $95 through August 1, but the general public may also attend for free in a special gallery section. 
It's back!  Restored by Light returns to Mission Concepcion in 2017 as part of the World Heritage Festival. Celebrate our heritage with food, music, and fun!

6 pm - Kids Activities and Mission Tours
7 pm - Music Concert by USAA Band and Chorus
8:30 pm - Light Projection Show with tunes by Steven Lee Moya

Restored By Light is a community-wide showcase of the intricate and vivid frescoes that were once visible on the facades of San Antonio's Missions. This event is a creative and exciting celebration of culture, art, and heritage. Read more here.

Restored By Light is made free and open to the public. Pack a picnic  for this family-friendly event or grab a bite from one of the several food trucks that will be available. You won't want to miss this one-night-only event!

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