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August 2016

(Please note: earlier start time) River Bend Victorian on the Mend

August 27, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Join us Saturday, Aug. 27th from 8:30-10am (Note the earlier time.) at 1720 Arlington Ave for a tour of this beautiful 1875 stick style Victorian located in the historic River Bend neighborhood. The exterior has been renovated, with a historically appropriate garage added, and the interior renovation is in process. Owner Doug Bown will give us a guided tour and also share some new ideas for saving endangered historic houses. Our meetings are free and open to the public. 1720 Arlington Ave…

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September 2016

26th Street Double Header – Before and After

September 10, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
810 26th St, Des Moines

If you like your rehab tours in the before state, full of potential, or if you like to check out the finished home, you are in luck at our next meeting! We'll be visiting two houses located next to each other on 26th St in Woodland Heights. Des Moines Rehabbers Club members Ryan Francois and Michael Donlin of RallyCap Properties will be hosting us at their new project at 740 26th St and also at their recently finished project at 810 26th St. Details from the hosts:  740…

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Preserve Iowa Summit

September 15, 2016 - September 17, 2016
Unnamed Venue, Davenport, IA United States + Google Map

The Preserve Iowa Summit is the premier statewide annual conference for professionals and volunteers involved in historic preservation in Iowa. Held at a different location in the state each year, this conference presents a range of educational sessions on preservation topics, tours, demonstrations and opportunities to network with fellow preservationists. Attend the 2016 Preserve Iowa Summit September 15-17 in Davenport, Iowa. The summit will feature more than 35 educational sessions held in or near downtown Davenport. Greg Werkheiser of Preservation50…

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Wood Refinishing Hands-On Workshop

September 24, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Area515 Maker Space, 1731 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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$35
scraping paint

Join us for hands-on experience with multiple techniques for removing paint from wood, preparing the wood for refinishing, and applying new finish. We'll provide everything you need and you'll get to try out all the techniques we're demonstrating. Heat gun UV Speedheater Steam Chemical paint removers Shellac Polyurethane Staining We're very happy to be teaming up with the Area515 Maker Space for this class. We'll be hosted in their garage at the back of the building. Enter at the driveway…

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May 2017
Della Viti at 425 E. Grand

Rehabbers Club Happy Hour!

May 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Della Viti, 425 E. Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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The Des Moines Rehabbers Club invites you to a happy hour social at Della Viti in the East Village! Della Viti is housed in the former Norsemen's Meeting House that was listed on the Most Endangered List when it was still located on the Capitol grounds. Come see how this building has been transformed and hear from the owner about all his work giving the building new life. Thursday, May 11th Della Viti, 425 E. Grand Ave. 5-7pm 5pm Join…

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Location 1069 45th St. Sat. May 27, 9:30am

Energy Efficiency With Green Iowa Americorps

May 27, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
1069 45th St., 1069 45th St.
Des Moines, IA 50311 United States
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Ready to bust some myths about energy efficiency in older homes? Want to know where the real trouble spots are and how to fix them? Green Iowa Americorps will help you find out! They'll demonstrate a blower door test on this 1914 home and talk about their free energy audit service and weatherization options.   Many thanks to Rally Cap Properties for hosting this meeting in one of their newly rehabbed homes!

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June 2017

Des Moines Heritage Trust Depot Work Day

June 11, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Des Moines Heritage Trust Depot, 120 E. 5th St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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The Des Moines Heritage Trust will be having a workday at the depot to clean up the site and clear the building of unwanted items still stored in the building. The grounds are covered in thistles. They need people to bring long handled loppers, gloves, rakes and wear long pants. Empty drywall buckets will work well to fill and dump into the dumpster. Any weed eaters that volunteers can bring would be great, too. Lots of assorted junk and debris to…

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Train Depot 120 E. 5th St.

DSMRC Meeting at the Train Depot

June 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Des Moines Heritage Trust Depot, 120 E. 5th St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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  Join us at the old Train Depot downtown as Tim Waddell discusses the history of the depot and the exciting plans for the future use including the planned renovation. 1pm Saturday June 24th 120 E. 5th St, Des Moines  

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November 2017

Rehabbers Club Happy Hour Social!

November 9, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

  Join us for a casual meet up to share stories, projects, and meet other Rehabbers! Where: Peace Tree Brewing Company, 317 E. Grand, Des Moines When: Thurs. Nov. 9, 5:30-7pm We'll provide the snacks. You can enjoy happy hour prices on Peace Tree's offerings. Hope to see you there!

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Members Event: Holly and Ivy Preview

November 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
338 29th St., 338 29th St.
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Join the Rehabber's Club for a preview of one of the houses that will be on the Salisbury House's Holly and Ivy tour this year. The home is located in Owl's Head, one of Des Moines's National Historic Districts.  The owner will share the history of the home's original owner, T.M. Langan, founder of the Langan Paper Company.  In addition, some recent historical renovations of the home will be showcased. Event Date: November 30, 2017 Time: 6:30 - 7:30 Address:…

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