Do you own one of Greater Cincinnati's myriad historic homes? Do you have issues finding things like correctly sized doors, window weights or wooden baseboards that are half an inch taller than baseboards you can find at general hardware/homegood stores? Do you religiously watch This Old House for tips on the best way to replace broken sash cord?
Well, on March 21, the ninth annual NKY Restoration Weekend will be offering what is described as "a day of practical advice, demonstrations, workshops and services for the historic homeowner, property owner or building professional."
From 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., you can attend sessions and seminars on topics like these from 2019: masonry, box gutters, plaster repair, weatherizing wood windows and electrical (isn't knob and tube wiring fun?!). The day will also feature a keynote from Scott Sidler, a preservation specialist who owns Austin Historical, a window and door restoration firm, and operates The Craftsman Blog.
"This is a great event, whether you want to better understand the historic home you bought, learn how to recognize and sometimes fix problems inherent to old buildings, connect with artisans and tradespeople with specialized skills, or just meet other historic home owners," says Christopher Myers, Covington's preservation and planning specialist, in a release.
Organized by the cities of Covington, Newport and Bellevue and funded via state and federal grants, this event can help new or experienced historic homeowners tackle new projects. There is also an event on March 27 offering continuing education for professional architects and planners.
"We're part of something bigger than ourselves," Meyers says of historic homes. "We need to be good stewards of these buildings so they last well into the future and continue to exemplify the qualities that make them special. We want to add to their stories."
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 21 at Newport Intermediate School, 95 W. Ninth St., Newport. Register at nkyrestoration.com.