We are building a community of homeowners, craftspeople, DIYers, Realtors, and anyone who cares about (or cares for) old buildings. Hands-on workshops and classes connect you to the tools, skills, and experiences you need to take good care of the places you love.

Rethos: Places Reimagined is mandating face masks on a class-by-class basis for all in-person classes.
  • Doors Open Minneapolis Venue Info Session (Virtual)
    Dec 21, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
    Zoom Webinar
  • Lead, Asbestos, and Radon Oh My!
    Jan 18, 2023, 6:30 PM
    Saint Paul, 75 W 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Do the words lead, asbestos, or radon have you running for the hills? These are common to older homes, and as long as you know how to identify and mitigate them safely, there's nothing to worry about!
  • Old Home Certified Designation Course - 12 CE Credits
    Feb 01, 2023, 8:00 AM CST – Feb 02, 2023, 4:00 PM CST
    Saint Paul, 400 Selby Ave # C, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
  • Bringing Down the House: Understanding Deconstruction & Salvage (1 CE Credit)
    Feb 07, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Zoom Webinar
  • DIY Plumbing: Toilet Repair
    Wed, Feb 15
    Minnesota Tool Library (NE Minneapolis)
    Feb 15, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CST
    Minnesota Tool Library (NE Minneapolis), 1620 Central Ave NE #126, Minneapolis, MN 55413
    Need some toilet tips? Join Rethos and the Minnesota Tool Library for a crash course in toilet repair. Learn how to diagnose common toilet issues and determine the best course of action. Longtime plumber & teacher Manny Manzano will demonstrate basic repairs.
  • Drafting a Maintenance Plan
    Thu, Feb 23
    Saint Paul
    Feb 23, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CST
    Saint Paul, 75 W 5th St #416, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    The best way to prevent unexpected and expensive rehab projects is proactive maintenance. In this class, you’ll learn what home maintenance tasks you should do on a seasonal or annual basis.
  • Wallpaper Installation (two-part class)
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Feb 25
    Location is TBD
    Feb 25, 2023, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Location is TBD
  • Reuse for Real Estate Agents - 1 CE Credit
    Mar 07, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Zoom Webinar
  • Historic Finishes: Varnish, Stains, Dyes, and Wax
    Apr 01, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
    Location is TBD
  • House of Style: Understanding Historic Interiors
    Apr 04, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    In this class, you'll learn about the qualities that define old house styles, and gain insights on common layouts, features, materials and finishes of homes built from the 1880s to the 1960s.
  • Rehab Lab: Intro to Masonry
    Sat, May 06
    Location is TBD
    May 06, 2023, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Join Rethos, and MNHS employee, John Beaty, in restoring a local home!
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Instructor Openings

Rethos is looking for instructors to join our team. Instructors are contractors, tradespeople, architects, home inspectors, DIYers, handypeople, historians, and maybe you! We currently have particular need for experts to teach basic home maintenance classes on topics like plumbing, electrical systems, weatherization, and heating/cooling. We're also looking for masonry and stucco experts to join our team.

Please tell us about yourself at the email link below. A Rethos Education staff person will respond to you within a week of submission.


Have you taken a class with us or completed a project that you want to share with others? Share your story and put your rehab On the Map. Explore other rehab successes, learn tips and tricks from fellow DIYers, and discover where to source local materials!
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Homeowner Workshops

Classes and workshops that help you better understand and maintain your home.

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Old Home Certified

A one-of-a-kind designation for Minnesota Realtors, plus year-round CE all about vintage homes.

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Talks and Tours

Explore the history of the places
you call home. 

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Rethos Home School

The newest Rethos education program, coming soon!

The Rethos education program is funded in part by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.
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