The theme of this year's WPA Silent Auction is "Vintage." Think vintage hand tools. Vintage (or reprinted) books of carpentry or millwork. Vintage wine. You get the idea!
The proceeds from this year's auction will go to the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. The Trust is the state’s nonprofit, dedicated to protecting Florida’s heritage and history. Founded in 1978, the Trust has collaborated to save treasures like the Historic Florida Capitol. The Trust has supported the trades by restoring the Florida Trust House in Tallahassee using best practices -- including restoring all the windows. The Trust is also developing a Preservation Toolkit to match property owners with those who can help them understand and restore their properties. The organization supported the trades by recently sponsoring a window restoration workshop and hosting conference sessions and events related to the trades.
If you have something for the auction, please send a description of the item(s) to Jodi Rubin at email@example.com. Bring the item(s) to the Annual Meeting and we'll auction them off. If you need to ship your item(s), please send them to WPA, Austin Historical, 2113 South Division Avenue, Orlando, FL 32805.
The Window Preservation Alliance (WPA) is an approved Continuing Education Provider of the AIA. Please visit the "Workshops & Speakers" section for details on our credit-approved workshops.
The first 100 people to register will receive "swag" bags. Make sure you sign up soon!