Villagers’ FREE Preservation Webinars

Preservation topics will be showcased during a series of free monthly preservation webinars, “Preserving Our Community,” hosted by The Villagers.

These Lunch & Learn webinars cover important topics for South Florida’s future such as restoration of older properties and climate change impacts. The targeted audience for these webinars include property owners, realtors, architects, engineers, students or anyone with an interest in historic preservation.

Organized by The Villagers’ Saving Places/Education Committee, the one-hour Zoom webinars will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at 12 noon and feature experts on a variety of preservation topics significant to Miami-Dade County. Participants must register in advance for each session and will have the opportunity to ask questions through Zoom’s chat feature.

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Note: attendance at each live webinar is limited to the first 100 registrants.  Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar. These events will be recorded.


Global Awareness of Miami’s Art & Cultural Assets


Wednesday, February 16th, 2022, 12 Noon: 

“Preservation Dreams – Reflections of a Miami Beach Activist”
Speaker: Nancy Leibman, author, City Commissioner, Miami Design Preservation League Executive Director, MiMo Biscayne Association Board member.  Nancy is best known for her tireless work with historic preservation for Miami Beach and City of Miami.  

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022, 12 Noon: 

“Historic Properties Pro & Cons”
Speaker: Hugh Ryan, President of Hugh A Ryan construction, specializing in historic preservation restorations.

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021, 12 Noon

Historic Windows
Speaker:  John R. Medina, a noted architect and designer specializing in historic preservation and president of John R Medina Architects and Associates.

This program will provide information about the impact of window design on historic buildings.

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021, 12 Noon

Impact of Sea Level Rise on Historic Places
Speaker:  Dr. Harold Wanless, University of Miami’s Professor and Chair of Department of Geological Sciences.

This program will provide information about the effects of sea level rise on Historic Districts and the need for adaptation strategies.

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021, 12 Noon: 

Restoration Before Demolition
Speaker:  Richard Heisenbottle, a noted architect and designer specializing in historic preservation and president of R.J. Heisenbottle Architects.

This program will provide information about the pros and cons of restoring a historic home versus demolishing it.