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, a Keynote presentation with nationally known speaker, writer and historic contractor Scott Sidler of The Craftsman Blog & Austin Historical along with a box lunch and local dessert tastes 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.



** Friday March 20th from 6-8pm at the Newport History Museum (215 E. Southgate St. Newport KY 41071) for an opportunity to meet Scott Sidler & to network and converse with your fellow colleagues & friends in preservation. RSVP is located on the Saturday Class Sign-up **

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

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

~How to Make your Wood Windows Operational

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 uses 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.

~Roofs and Gutters

HKC Roofing presents on historic home how-tos for your historic roof and box gutters. 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.

~Energy Efficiency for your Historic Home

Toni Winston is back teaching you how to optimize your homes energy efficiency and other factors that you may not have considered.

~Plaster Repair

John McEwan is an asset to our local Habitat for Humanity. We welcome his expertise as a craftsman and a historic homeowner. We all know that maintaining & repairing the plaster in our historic homes can be a challenge. Come learn from John how to deal with fixing basic plaster issues such as mending cracks & restoring damaged plaster in your historic home.

~Where to find the Greenest Buildings? They are the Existing Ones.

n this course, Heather Estridge, owner of Greener Stock, will lead an engaging discussion for building on the inherent qualities of existing buildings to make them some of the greenest buildings. 

About Greener Stock:GREENER STOCK was founded in 2010 as a resource for LEED compliance and offers customers cutting edge building materials and resources. We provide turn-key service from design to installation specializing in small to medium commercial building projects in Southwest OH, Northern KY, and Southeast IN.

~How to Make Your Metal Windows Operational Again

Brian Pickens, of Pickens Window Service, will teach how to get your metal windows to close, how to maintain your metal windows, including making adjustments and rail replacement.  

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM the following classes are available:

~How do I Know my Contractor Knows what they are Doing

Join our panel discussion on finding the right contractor for your historic home project.

~Newport School History Project

In celebration of Newport's 225th anniversary this year the STLP students will be presenting on the 219 years of education history. The goal of the project is to educate the Newport students on the rich educational history and take pride in it. Experience an interactive time line using illustrations, QR Codes, a video created by students using Adobe Spark describing each landmark date. 

~House Forensics a.k.a Historic Buildings 101- How to Date a Building Using Materials, Style, and Type

This session will help you- the historic home owner- identify the approximate construction date(s) and the date of any additions to your building using an understanding of historic building materials as well as more traditional methods of analysis, such as paper records, style, and type. A summary of historic buildings materials will be presented and then we will examine a few case studies, demonstrating how this type of analysis works in action.

** Bring your photos for a Question and Answer directly after the presentation. Photos should show the entire side of the building (all sides) along with details you wish to discuss.

~Decorative Plaster

Listen in on this 3rd generation plasterer, Terry Wullenweber of Wullenweber & Sons Plastering speak about the decorative plaster work he has done on projects such as at the Henry Ford Mansion- Fairlane in Detroit, Immanuel Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky and Culbertson Mansion in New Albany, IN.  View molds made for plaster medallions and look at tools and equipment used to make decorative cornices and ornaments.  Presentation will conclude with a Q & A session about any of your plaster concerns.   

~Stained Glass Design and Technology

A presentation on design methods and the technology perfected in the 12th century (and still used today) for creating long-lasting stained glass designs. 

~Masonry Repair

David Lamb from Embers Chimney and Masonry will teach you about all aspects of brick and masonry. 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.

11:30 AM - 12:30 AM the following classes are available.

~Buying 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 potentialthat a historic building has, what a 203 K Rehab loan is, and lots of tips to get you through the purchase process.

~National Register and Local Historic Districts

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

~Native Plantings

Have you ever wondered why some people think invasive species are such a big deal?? Learn why many gardeners and biologists push for native species and discover alternatives to some old favorite invasive plants. 

~Care & Maintenance of Your Stained Glass

Rhonda Deeg, RLD Glass Art & Restoration asks "Have you ever wondered how to take care of your stained glass? Are you concerned with a restoration project you might have that involves stained glass?" If so, bring your examples to this hour class and lets discuss your concerns! Learn about maintaining your glass panels while viewing some examples of restoration and repair. Find out how stained glass panels were maid and discover the materials and techniques behind what makes them so special. This Q&A "Show & Tell" session will include resources and tips for the stained glass window owner.

~How to Research your House and the People who Lived there

This session provides participants with the process and tools to discover the history of their home and the people that resided in it over the years. County Record Rooms, Public Library, Internet and other methods will be covered that can take you from before the house was built to your purchase of your historic home. You will become an expert in no time! Beware, you may find researching these stories addictive. 

~Identifying Issues Before They Become a Distaster

This panel discussion will help you understand the importance of a methodical check of from the roof to the foundation of your historic home. What to look for before it may become a disaster; under what conditions a quick fix can be used and why addressing issues properly is the least expensive solution.  

12:30 PM - 2:30PM Please join us for Vendor Fair, Boxed Lunches and Local Desserts

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Be sure to register for the Keynote with Scott Sidler of The Craftsman Blog and Austin Historical

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM the following classes are available

~Woodcare Preventing and Resolving Wood Rot with Scott Sidler

Join Scott Sidler of The Craftsman Blog for an exciting hands on presentation on resolving wood rot. Come prepared to get your hands dirty learning about preventative treatments and practicing epoxy repairs with Abatron wood epoxy. 

~Utilizing Kentucky Historic 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

~Masonry Repair

David Lamb from Embers Chimney and Masonry will teach you about all aspects of brick and masonry. 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.

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