Rethos window repair workshop with Paul Schmidt.

Window Repair Workshop to be Held at Sherburne History Center

Workshop: Repairing & Restoring Old Windows
Saturday, July 25th, 9am-1pm
10775 27th Avenue Southeast; Becker, MN
$30 – general admission

Window Repair Workshop to be Held at Sherburne History Center

(LITTLE FALLS, MN – June 15, 2020) A workshop that teaches homeowners and property owners about wood window restoration will be hosted at the Sherburne History Center in Becker, MN, on Saturday, July 25th.

Wood window specialist Paul Schmidt will demonstrate how repairing original windows can save money, improve window operation, boost energy savings, and maintain architectural integrity. Paul will explain the differences between original and replacement windows and why old windows can be just as efficient as new ones.

Attendees will learn about repairs they can do at home: sealing drafts, reglazing, fixing rotted wood, and improving overall function. Paul will offer demonstrations and his suggestions for tools and products. This is a rich overview for anyone who cares for an older building with original windows. As summer gets into full swing, it’s an ideal time to learn how to tackle simple fixes and seal up leaky windows.

Hosted at the Sherburne History Center in Becker, home of the Sherburne County Historical Society, this workshop will take a special look at window types commonly found in older buildings and consider their unique rehab challenges. Sherburne County Historical Society members and Heritage Preservation Commission members are invited to attend at a discounted rate of $25. General admission is $30.

This class is sponsored by Rethos: Places Reimagined, and organized by the Morrison County Historical Society, its Central MN Education Coordinator. Rethos is a nonprofit organization that leads and inspires people to connect to valued places in their communities. Whether it’s an old home or storefront on the corner, a community’s old high school or long-retired factory, Rethos works to preserve and protect the bond felt by community members toward these places and the distinct characteristics they display. Rethos’ education program has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

During this uncertain time, we might have to cancel or postpone some of our upcoming in-person classes. Staff are following guidelines from state health officials and will take all safety precautions during class. If we must cancel or postpone, we will notify registrants via email at least one week in advance. You will have the option to transfer your registration fee to a future class, offer it as a donation to Rethos, or request a refund for the full price. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

Partial funding for this project was provided by Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs). Learn more about CERTs at

Registration is available online through the Rethos website:

Rethos window repair workshop with Paul Schmidt.
Rethos window repair workshop with Paul Schmidt.

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