History Sessions

Preservation Utah and Lake Effect presents History Sessions, an educational series of presentations highlighting success stories in Utah.

Presale tickets available now, the date of the event will be announced on March 31st, 2021. Due to the current mandates, we are designing this event for a future date for the most COVID-classy experience. Tickets are limited, you must RSVP and pay in advance please contact Heather@lakeeffectslc.com.

The ticket price is $200, this event includes 2 glasses of wine or whiskey and a tapas plate per person, a historical slide presentation by Preservation Utah’s Executive Director, David Amott, and a multilevel exclusive tour of the building with Lake Effect owner and visionary, Nicholas Chachas. The entire event is expected to last between 1-1.5 hours and will be conducted during closed business hours. Physical distancing and COVID event safety standards will be in place during the entire event.


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Preserving music, art, history, and culture isn’t just putting something on a shelf, it’s not an item to be held on a pedestal. Preservation is an act between generations coming together.

Culture isn’t a building or an institution, it’s not an image or even words- it’s the relationships between people and a tendency to congregate, and in congregating in our favorite local bars and restaurants we find ourselves immersed in the history of buildings as we create our own stories. During 2020 many of us have been looking to the past for answers to our personal understanding. In the struggles that many small businesses and nonprofits are experiencing right now history and culture translate into civic involvement and commitment to the community. This means we get to set the standards for our culture together. The heart and soul of culture are found in generational participation, this is where we set the standards.

All of the proceeds go directly to the stated small business and a small nonprofit organization in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future.” -William J. Murtagh, Keeping Time: The History and Theory of Preservation in America (New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 1988), p. 168.


Apr 16 - 30 2021


12:00 am - 12:00 am


Lake Effect
155 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101


Preservation Utah