~Finding and Dealing with Hazardous Materials in Historic Houses - Speaker John McEwan
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM the following classes are available:
Chimneys and Fireplaces - with David Lamb, Embers Fireplace and Chimney
From wood burning to gas fireplace conversion & restoration, American Chimney has successfully completed over 85,000 service calls throughout NKY & OH. This how-to covers fireplace maintenance & masonry repair.
~Interrior Wood - with Robert Brookover, Cohee Preservation
Preserve, Protect, Restore, Rebuild and Re-Create your interior wood treasures.
~Solarizing Your Historical House
GCEA assists in implementing energy efficiency improvements through PACE financing. Come learn how you can take advantage of PACE financing to Solarize your historic home.
Well-maintained slate, tile and tin roofs and box gutters not only keep water away from historic buildings; they also are an important part of their architectural character. Learn how these traditional roof and gutter systems work and how to keep them in top condition.
~Final Pieces of a Restoration Masterpiece
Jim Price chats about Chapter Two - a retrospective of a carefully curated restoration project that he did himself.
~Advocacy with Social Media
Sharing the love and appreciation of historic properties on Social Media. This panel discussion will be led by Christopher Meyers the new Preservation and Planning Specialist in Covington KY. Other panel members include Emily Wolff and Mark Ramler.
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM the following classes are available.
~Repair and Preserve Your Porch
Will Schottelkotte is known for his artistic approach to historic restoration. His skillsets were honed through his work in New Orleans, the Inter-mountain West and Texas. Bringing his restoration and new construction knowledge back home to the Tri-state area Will's interior and exterior restoration work is earning him the praise of local preservationists. We are excited to welcome Will to the NKY Restoration class line up this year with his take on Appropriate Exterior Porches - Restoration and Fabrication.
~How to Research Your Historic Home
Do you live in a historic property? Want to know when your house was built, who may have lived there historically, and uncover additional details about its history? Beth Johnson the Urban Conservator from Cincinnati Ohio will teach you how to research your home and uncover its history.
~Taking Care of Your Historic Trees
Trees contribute to the unique sense of place in our historic districts, and result in improved health, safety, and property values. Learn the benefits trees provide, how to perform risk assessment, proper planting techniques, and how to determine appropriate species for new plantings. An overview of local heritage tree programs will also be provided.
As we all know, maintaining & repairing the plaster in our historic homes can be a challenge. Come learn how to deal with fixing basic plaster issues such as mending cracks & restoring damaged plaster in your historic home.
~The Best Ways to Insulate Your Home
Its now always about the blow... what is the best method for your historic house and your energy saving goals to insulate your home.
~Buying, Financing, and Insuring Your Historic Home
Are you interested in buying a historic home that needs to be rehabbed? This session will take you through the process of buying the home, figuring out how to finance the home, and properly insuring your investment.Come learn how to see the potential that a historic building has, what a 203 K Rehab loan is, and lots of tips to get you through the purchase process.
12:30 PM - 2PM Please join us for lunch during our Taste & Talk at our Events
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM the following classes are available
~Utilizing Preservation Tax Credits
Considering a historic rehabilitation? You may be eligible for a 30% Kentucky tax credit for homeowners or 20% tax credit for income producing properties. Come learn about the program's eligibility requirements and application process.
~How to Make Your Wood Windows Operational & Weatherized
What can you do when the former occupants didn't care for the wood windows in your home? Come learn hints and tips for maintaining your wood windows. Tom Francis of Cutting Edge Construction & Beth Aderholt of Queen City Window Preservation use a unique system to weatherize historic double hung windows, which when used with a quality storm sash, can provide energy efficiencies equal to any modern window. This seminar will explain and demonstrate this procedure & will also debunk several of the replacement window industry's claims for replacing historic windows.
~Make Your House Energy Efficient - windows, insulation, curtains, awnings
Toni Winston leads a panel discussion on optimizing your homes energy efficiency... Other factors that you may not have considered.
~Nuts and Bolts of Electrical
As owners of historic properties do you have questions about your electric service and wiring? Should you remove knob and tube wiring? How much electric service do you need? How to chase wiring? What about plaster walls? Reduce your liability by understanding what you can and cannot do without a licensed electrician and permits.