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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 encourages, but does not require, face masks during general
in-person classes. This is subject to change based on the comfort and needs of our class hosts, who generously donate their space to us.
  • Drafting a Maintenance Plan
    Thu, Mar 23
    Saint Paul
    Mar 23, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Saint Paul, 75 W 5th St 5th floor south, 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.
  • Historic Finishes: Varnish, Stains, Dyes, and Wax
    Apr 01, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
    Location is TBD
  • Rehab Lab: Intro to Masonry
    Sat, May 06
    Location is TBD
    May 06, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Join Rethos, and MNHS employee, John Beaty, in restoring a local home!
  • House of Style: Understanding Historic Interiors - 2 CE Credits
    Jun 06, 10:00 AM – 12:00 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.
  • Repairing and Restoring Old Windows
    Wed, Jun 14
    Hayes Window Restoration
    Jun 14, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
    Hayes Window Restoration, 4439 Hiawatha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406, USA
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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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