The Lower Columbia Preservation Society will sponsor an encore workshop, "Researching the History of Your House."

The workshop is scheduled at noon Jan. 31 at the Heritage Center, 1618 Exchange St. in Astoria.

Presenters for the workshop are Astoria preservationist, Bruce Berney, Clatsop County Historical Society's Curator of Collections Liisa Penner and historic building consultant, John Goodenberger.

Participants will learn how to document and identify their homes' significant features. The workshop will include a tour of the Historical Society's archives.

Participants will have the opportunity to research the history of their house through historic photographs, maps, and directories.

"LCPS is offering this workshop a second time because the topic is so basic to historic home ownership," said Goodenberger.

"Since the workshop was first offered over four years ago, many newcomers have purchased old homes and are interested in their histories."

This workshop is free for members, and $5 for nonmembers. For an additional $5, the workshop fee may be applied to a one-year membership in the organization.

The Lower Columbia Preservation Society is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to "preserve, protect, and promote the historic architecture in the Lower Columbia region."

For information, call (503) 338-5686 after 5 p.m.

For updates on this and other LCPS-sponsored events, visit the LCPS Web site at (http://www.lcpsweb.org )

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