Newport Intermediate School
95 West 9th St. Newport KY

8:30 doors open

Join NKY Restoration for a full day of classes geared to the DIYer and professional alike! There are 20 classes, demonstrations, a vendors fair with a "Taste & Talk" for lunch to fill your day with great information and lessons on rehabbing historic buildings. Please see the class descriptions below.

Reservations are not required but are highly recommended so we can plan classrooms & lunch accordingly.

NKY Restoration takes place tomorrow. We have closed the online registration, however you are welcome to 

register at the door for the event.


Classes for NKY Restoration Weekend 2019
8 AM - 8:45 AM Registration 

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM the following classes are available:

~Masonry Restoration - David Lamb (Embers Fireplace and Chimney)

Learn about all aspects of brick and masonry from this veteran mason. The session will demonstrate common brick repairs and discuss the importance of using historically appropriate techniques and building materials when conducting masonry repairs on your historic home. 

~Prioritize projects and create a seasonal check and project list. 

Join John & Tina Neyer on this exciting talk about their adventures in historic preservation and their guiding principal that "doing it the right way makes for a longer lasting home."

~Historic Designation for Your Neighborhood

What is the National Register? Local Historic District?  Come learn from our very own Superheroine Margo Warminski the ins and outs of Historic Districts. 

~Finding and Dealing with Hazardous Materials in Historic Houses - Speaker John McEwan

The course will focus on identifying and managing your environmental risks prior to, and during,renovation activities in older structures. Special emphasis will be given to asbestos, lead-based paint, radon, and indoor air quality (mold).

~The Architecture of NKY's CC Weber

Discover the impact of the architecture of C. C. (Christian Clay) Weber on Northern Kentucky and beyond through the eyes of his granddaughter Ann Ellison. Weber designed homes including the Governor's mansion in Frankfort and Briarcliff, a neighborhood in Fort Thomas. He is also known for designing churches, civic buildings and many schools including Newport's Intermediate School and 15 buildings at EKU.

~Window Restoration Demonstration (this class will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

Your favorite window trades-men are back! Preservation Trade Network member and restoration expert Jim Turner will demonstrate restoration techniques for wood and steel windows. These include re-ropeing, re-glazing, cutting glass, and adding weather stripping. This is an ongoing demonstration that you can come watch, learn, and ask questions throughout the day.

~Discovering Demand, Shaping Supply

YARD & Company is an urban growth firm that uses creative urban design and development strategy to help people uncover what is possible for their places through market making, storytelling, and problem solving. Their unconventional 'Demand Discovery' approach to re-building places has created powerful results across the country. They will discuss and show examples, big and small, of their work and how it disrupts the traditional planning and development process and results in real and powerful change in places.

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.

~Plaster Repair

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.

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