Presentations for 2016
Check back in February 2017 for 2017 schedule.
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum
Kids of all ages will learn about history through crafts and activities led by Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum.
Tour Tiny Houses
Two Tiny Houses are available for viewing and parked to one side of Sunnyside Mansion in the center of Sevier Park.
Tiny House Movement: How Does it Apply in Established Neighborhoods?
Time: 9:30 - 10:00 AM
There is a lot of talk about the need to increase housing numbers and options in Nashville. Building a house behind a house, may seem like the easiest answer but isn’t always the most appropriate one for our established neighborhoods. Sarah Murphy with the Music City Tiny House will explain what a “tiny house” is and how it can meet the needs of property owners, occupants and neighborhoods in a context sensitive manner as well as what is needed to make them legal.
What's A Perfect 10?
Time: 10:15 - 10:45 AM
Tour the first 'Perfect 10' remodeled home in Middle-Tn: diagnostic testing, spray foam, high-tech heating/cooling, smart ventilation strategies, ENERGY STAR certification, and more. *Erik Daugherty grew up in Nashville, earned a graduate degree in sustainable development in Sweden, and founded E3 INNOVATE to help improve the energy efficiency of existing and new homes. E3 has helped thousands of homeowner and builders in Middle-TN.
Beauty on the Inside: Discovering Your Home's Interior Style
Time: 11:00 - 11:30 AM
Join Susan Besser, educator at O’More College of Design and owner of Franklin Preservation Associations, in exploring interior architectural elements. Learn to identify carpentry elements from the Federal style to Arts & Crafts.
Sensitive Garage Design for Historic Neighborhoods
Time: 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Lynn Taylor with Taylor Made Plans will explore designing a garage, detached accessory dwelling unit or Tiny House for a historic district. Learn how to plan your building and costs; height, size and zoning; and site planning and location of building.
Choosing New Windows
Time: 12:30 - 1:00 PM
Repairing historic windows is more efficient and sustainable than replacement windows but not all windows are repairable. And what about windows for your new addition or garage? Join Dale, Inc. to discover just what qualities you should be looking for in a replacement window.
Get Yourself Into Hot Water
Time: 1:15 - 1:45 PM
Water heater regulations and technology have changed. Join Andrew Ward with Republic Plumbing to explore what’s new and how it can be incorporated into your old house.
Insuring Historic Homes
Time: 2:00 - 2:30 PM
Nancy Gardner, Senior Underwriting Officer, will guide homeowners through considerations when insuring historic homes, historic home construction techniques, dating historic homes, historic home component pricing, claims scenarios, and selecting insurance programs.