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Announcing the First Annual Preserve the ‘Burg Expo


May 13, 2022

For more information contact: 

Manny Leto, 727.824.7802,

St. Petersburg, FL — Preserve the ‘Burg is hosting the inaugural Preserve the ‘Burg Expo on May 21, 2022 at the historic St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club from 10 AM to 3 PM. 

The Expo is a family-friendly event focusing on St. Pete’s historic neighborhoods, homes and local landmarks, and highlighting community groups that are working to keep St. Pete special. 

The Expo will provide educational resources and opportunities to enhance residents’ understanding of historic preservation, their neighborhoods, and local history.

Attendees will hear from historic preservation experts and architects, see hands-on historic window demonstrations, tour Mirror Lake with one of ‘Preserve the ‘Burg’s expert guides, and check out what’s happening with more than a dozen local community groups.

Kids activities, tours, education sessions and more kick off at 10 a.m., food trucks and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

"We want to be a resource for the community, and the Expo is a big part of that effort,” said Preserve the ‘Burg Executive Director, Manny Leto. “If you have questions about your historic property, if you're curious about what's happening in St. Pete's historic neighborhoods, we hope this event can answer some of those questions and bring people together to have a conversation about the city's important historic resources." 

The Preserve the 'Burg Expo is sponsored by Southern Roots Realty, and is free and open to the public. 


10 a.m. Researching Your Historic Home

11 a.m. Guide to Creating Historic Districts

12 p.m. Utilizing Design Guidelines

1 p.m. Navigating the COA Process

2 p.m. Maintaining Your Historic Home

Tours of Mirror Lake and the Shuffleboard Club will be offered throughout the day starting at 10 a.m.

To learn more about the Preserve the Burg Expo, please visit 

To learn more about Preserve the ‘Burg, visit

The most current updates on Preserve The ‘Burg are available on the following social media channels: 



Preserve the ‘Burg is St. Petersburg’s local, nonprofit advocate for historic

preservation. PTB’s mission is to advocate for and celebrate St. Petersburg’s historic built environment and landscapes of importance. PTB accomplishes this through fun, educational public programs, and by working to build consensus among neighborhood groups, local government entities and the private sector. 


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