NKY Restoration Weekend – Workshops are Great Resource for Historic Homeowners

Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 9.25.14 AMNKY Restoration Weekend Provides Useful Information for Owners of Historic Homes

Informative lectures, hands-on sessions, vendors fair, and lunch.
It’s all FREE!

Covington, KY – March 1, 2016 -The lineup of workshops is announced for the NKY Restoration Weekend scheduled for Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Gateway Community & Technical College Covington Campus located at 525 Scott Street in Covington, KY.  In addition to the workshops visitors will interact with craftsmen, vendors, representatives from the Kentucky Heritage Council State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), and other preservation experts.   New this year is the “Taste and Talk” at the vendors fair from noon to 1:30.  Talk with the vendors, preservation experts, and other home owners while enjoying a FREE mini “Taste of NKY” of a meal provided from 6 of your favorite independent restaurants.  Although NKY Restoration is free, participants are asked to register online at  

This event is to provide home owners resources to understand how to maintain their historic property and the value of historic preservation for them and communities.  Vicki Birenberg, Kentucky Heritage Council State Certified Local Government Program and Planning Coordinator said, “Northern Kentucky Restoration Weekend is the premier historic preservation event in the state of Kentucky.  It brings hundreds of property owners, preservation enthusiasts and advocates, local government decision-makers, educators, and the preservation trades together for the benefit of our shared culture and local economies.  We are so lucky that the local governments of Covington, Bellevue and Newport – all with significant historic resources – and their partners have organized and continued this event annually for the benefit of the entire Cincinnati metropolitan region.”
There is something for owners of historic or older homes or individuals thinking about purchasing one.  The workshops include the following topics:

Window rehabilitation workshop runs throughout the day
Historic tile
Energy efficiency
Planning for a rehabilitation project
Tuck pointing masonry
Utilizing Kentucky Historic Tax Credits
Greening the MLS
Researching your historic property
Buying, insuring and paying for historic rehabilitation
The impact of preservation – celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Preservation Act
What to plant around your historic home including pollinators
For more details on each of these classes, vendors, demonstration and a list of accredited continuing education for AIA and AICP professionals to be held in the afternoon of Friday, March 11 at the Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center at 620 Greenup St, Covington, KY please visit

There is free parking on Saturday for the event at the Midtown Parking Garage, located adjacent to the Gateway Urban Campus at the corner of 5th St and Greenup St.

The NKY Restoration Weekend has been partially funded with a generous Certified Local Government grant given to the Cities of Bellevue and Covington from the National Park Service and administered by the Kentucky Heritage Council.

About NKY Restoration:
NKY Restoration is an unincorporated association and collaboration of individuals who represent businesses, artisans and craftsman, non-profit organizations, cities and the local Historic Preservation offices in Northern Kentucky and the Urban Cincinnati region whose main goal and purpose is to provide educational opportunities in and to advocate for historic preservation though organizing the NKY Restoration Weekend and related programming.


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