Historic Property Management


Historic property management combines preservation maintenance and holistic stewardship with program goals and objectives. The physical treatment of a structure is the bottom line in keeping a building standing and in good repair. Learn how to read your building, search for solutions, and then care for the building envelope by maintaining its historic materials. Discuss planning for change, maintenance planning, and disaster preparedness. Understand the role of in-house staff, contractors, and other professionals who work in, on, and around the building.

Detailed Agenda


Alfonso A. Narvaez, principal, Aeon Preservation Services LLC, with experience on technical preservation projects nationwide; formerly principal architectural conservator with John Milner Associates, Inc. and historical architect with the National Park Service

Evaluation Comments

“I do like the hands-on, pragmatic approach. This was terrific – thanks so much!”

“Exceeded my expectations in depth of materials, clarity of presentation, usefulness of information, and ‘interesting-ness’ of examples.”

“The seminar provided relevant and useful information in an interesting manner. The extensive use of case studies was very helpful.”

“I found this seminar extremely informative. It will definitely assist me in doing my job.”

“360° knowledge base of Mr. Narvaez was fantastic. One of the best seminars I have ever attended on any topic.”

“Great information and handouts—the experience of the instructors is invaluable and really made me think about my sites.”

“Great instructor. Very apparent that he loves his field. Thanks for sharing.”


Managers of historic properties, facilities, and house museums; maintenance supervisors; preservation architects, engineers, and project managers.

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Locations and Dates

  • Montpelier, VT
    October 8-9, 2024
    in cooperation with
    the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation


$700 2 days / in-person seminar registration
$300 2 days / in-person seminar registration for full-time student; identification must be submitted at time of pre-registration
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Pre-registration is required and recommended at least 8 weeks prior to in-person seminars to avoid cancellations due to low enrollment. No payment information is required to pre-register.

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Registration will open to pre-registered participants 8 weeks prior to the seminar. NPI will email a link to the registration page and pre-registered places will be held until 4 weeks prior to the seminar. Payment information is required to register.

Seminar access is limited to the participant registered and enrolled in the seminar.

Cancellations must be received 4 weeks prior to the seminar; registrations are refundable less any fees charged to NPI. A rescheduling fee may be applied to later, non-refundable cancellations. Participants receive a full refund if the seminar is cancelled by NPI. NPI reserves the right to substitute an instructor if necessary and will notify participants whenever possible.

How to register once you have received the registration link:
• Create/access a participant account at https://training.npi.org
• Secure a place with one of the following payment options:
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    • Training voucher/purchase order [email to info@npi.org]
    • Check payable to "National Preservation Institute" [mail to NPI, P.O. Box 1702, Alexandria, VA 22313]
    • ACH transfer [contact NPI for details]

Seminar Location, Hours, and Hotels

Information on seminar location, hours, and conveniently located hotels is available online to registered participants. Seminars generally are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Certificates of Attendance

Certificates of attendance are available online upon completion of training. Instructions for receiving certificates are included in the NPI Welcome Letter, available to participants once they are registered online. A certificate for a one-day seminar provides 6 training hours, a two-day seminar provides 12 training hours, and a three-day seminar provides 18 training hours.

Customized Training

NPI offers customized training to meet specific organizational needs at a location and time convenient for the sponsor. In-person seminars, online, on-demand courses, and/or webinars may be based on current NPI offerings or new preservation-related training may be developed.


Contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or info@npi.org.

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