Breakfast With a Preservationist

Preserve Minneapolis hosts Breakfast With a Preservationist every other month (with Happy Hour With a Preservationists taking place in the alternate months). Each Breakfast With a Preservation event features a presentation or a moderated discussion about a specific topic. Past sessions have included a presentation on historic preservation in Cuba, an audience-participation conversation about the best Modern buildings in Minneapolis, and a panel discussion about Riverside Plaza (Cedar Square West). 

All events are free and open to the public; they are typically held from 8am to 9 am in the ADM Conference Room at the Mill City Museum. And, yes, there is breakfast: pastries and coffee are available, though we do ask for a donation to help cover the costs.

Upcoming Events:

Historic Preservation in the Homewood Neighborhood of North Minneapolis


When: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 8:00AM
Where: Mill City Museum, 710 2nd Street South ADM Room, 6th Floor
Cost: This event is FREE!

February’s Breakfast with a Preservationist will focus on the Homewood Neighborhood, one of Minneapolis’s first planned communities, which remains relatively intact today. However, development pressure from a new rail line has prompted new conversations about whether this is the time to investigate historic designation. Constance Vork, realtor, Heritage Preservation Commission member, and North Minneapolis resident will present her observations on this topic.

North Minneapolis is under-represented in designated historic properties, despite the area’s role in the city’s history. Homewood Neighborhood is worthy of our consideration.

The program begins at 8AM and typical presentations take 40 minutes, which always transition into very thoughtful questions by audience members. We wrap up at 9AM.

Parking is available in a ramp across the street or along 2nd Street South’s metered spaces. Coffee and bakery goods will be available, as will the usual great questions and commentary.