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EDUCATION

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.
  • Rehab Lab: Exterior Painting and Prep
    Rehab Lab: Exterior Painting and Prep
    Sat, Aug 03
    Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery
    Aug 03, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery, 2945 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
    Aug 03, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery, 2945 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
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  • Rehab Lab: Historic Finishes-Varnishes, Stains, Dyes, and Wax
    Rehab Lab: Historic Finishes-Varnishes, Stains, Dyes, and Wax
    Sat, Aug 10
    Location is TBD
    Aug 10, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Aug 10, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location is TBD
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  • Rehab Lab: The Building Blocks of Masonry
    Rehab Lab: The Building Blocks of Masonry
    Sat, Aug 24
    Location is TBD
    Aug 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Aug 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location is TBD
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  • Rehab Lab: Repairing and Restoring Old Windows in Winona
    Rehab Lab: Repairing and Restoring Old Windows in Winona
    Sat, Sep 07
    Winona, MN 55987, USA
    Sep 07, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Winona, MN 55987, USA
    Sep 07, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Winona, MN 55987, USA
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  • Rehab Lab: Repairing and Restoring Old Windows
    Rehab Lab: Repairing and Restoring Old Windows
    Wed, Sep 18
    Location is TBD
    Sep 18, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Location is TBD
    Sep 18, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Location is TBD
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Rethos is pleased to partner with The Stearns History Museum for Central Minnesota education programs. The Stearns History Museum is one of Central Minnesota's premier destinations for experiencing history – both locally and around the world – everyone is welcome! 

The Rethos Education Program is committed to providing affordable options for EVERYONE to learn preservation and old home stewardship skills. We offer a select number of scholarships for every class and are dedicated to supporting you in your old home journey.

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Rethos is pleased to partner with The Stearns History Museum for Central Minnesota education programs. The Stearns History Museum is one of Central Minnesota's premier destinations for experiencing history – both locally and around the world – everyone is welcome! 
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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.

PUT YOUR REHAB ON THE MAP

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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