Summer and Fall Classes

Some virtual, some in person, all socially distanced.



Rethos remains committed to providing lessons in home repair, maintenance, and reuse. Thank you for sticking with us as we expand and adapt our program using new virtual tools.

We will only host these in-person classes if we feel we can do so safely. Feel free to register for any of these workshops; we’ll issue credits and refunds if the class can’t happen.


July 23: Residential Architecture of the 1950s and 60s - 3 CE Credits

Virtual | 9:00AM - 12:00PM | Register Here


This exhilarating class examines the social and historical influences that defined the unique residential styles and trends most associated with the mid-mod era.


July 25: Repairing and Restoring Old Windows

Becker, MN | 9:00AM - 1:00PM | Register Here


Hosted at the Sherburne History Center in Becker, this workshop considers the unique challenges facing homeowners hoping to tackle rehab or restoration projects in their older homes.


August 3: The Making of Neighborhood Identities in Duluth

Virtual | 3:00PM - 5:00PM | Register Here


In this 2 hour class, we will explore the "making" of neighborhood identities in Duluth after the 1854 treaty. Rather than consider the city as a whole, we will focus on the western neighborhoods of the City (from the West End/Lincoln Park to Fond du Lac).


August 11: Racism in Real Estate - 2 CE Credits

Virtual | 9:00AM - 12:00PM | Register Here


Created in partnership with the Mapping Prejudice team, this class explores structural racism and the racial wealth gap as it applies to housing.


August 20: What's That House? Architectural Styles in MN - 2 CE Credits

Virtual | 9:00AM - 12:00PM | Register Here


Minnesota's cities, towns, and neighborhoods boast a wide variety of architectural styles. But can you name those styles and identify their characteristic features?


August 22: Egress Education: Door and Window Repair Workshop

Little Falls, MN | 9:00AM - 12:00PM | Register Here


Join local building specialist, Eric Cheever, at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum in Little Falls for an informative, hands-on workshop covering the basics of wood door and window repair.


September 12: Repairing and Restoring Old Windows

Ely | Time TBD | Register Here


Join window specialists Paul Freese and Bill Smith for a morning all about windows. Paul and Bill will dispel common myths about old wood windows, explain the difference between original and replacement windows, and demonstrate common repairs that you can do at home.


September 19: Rehab Lab: Repairing and Restoring Old Windows

Minneapolis | 9:00AM - 1:00PM | Register Here


Join window specialist Paul Schmidt for a day all about windows. Paul will dispel common myths about old wood windows, explain the difference between original and replacement windows, and demonstrate common repairs that you can do at home.


September 23: Why Old Is Green: Sustainability in Older Homes - 2 CE Credits

Virtual | 10:00AM - 12:00PM | Register Here


Beyond the buzzwords, this class breaks down the how and why of sustainability in homes. Instructor Alissa Pier, AIA, shows us how old homes are in fact green!


September 24: Garden Suburbs of the Twin Cities - 2 CE Credits

Virtual | 9:00AM - 11:00AM | Register Here


This brand new class uncovers the history of some of the most interesting neighborhoods in the Twin Cities: the garden suburbs of the late 19th century.


September 30: Lead, Asbestos, and Radon, Oh My! - 2 CE Credits

Virtual | 10:00AM - 12:00PM | Register Here


Do the words lead, asbestos, or radon have you (or your clients) 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!

Be sure to check out our Rehab Resources. You’ll find demonstration videos, how-to guides, and links to online resources.

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