NKY Restoration: This Weekend; Registration Still Open

contact: Beth Johnson, 859-292-2171,


March 21-22, AIA and AICP education, Free Workshops, Demonstrations and Vendor Fair


COVINGTON – Registration is still open for a full day of free “how-to” historic restoration and preservation classes, held at the Gateway Urban Campus located at 525 Scott Street in Covington, KY on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 9am - 5pm, and a series of accredited educational opportunities are offered to AIA and AICP members the day before.


NKY Restoration Weekend provides valuable information for all owners of historic properties.  Classes and demonstrations include: ‘How to make your historic home and property energy efficient and sustainable’, ‘Researching your historic home’, ‘Using the Kentucky homeowner’s rehabilitation tax credit’, ‘Tile maintenance’, ‘Window restoration’, and ‘Plaster, masonry repair and historic gardens’. To see the full schedule, visit


In partnership with the NKY AIA (American Institute of Architects and KAPA (Kentucky Chapter of the American Planning Association), NKY Restoration is also able to offer continuing education credits on historic preservation topics to professionals in the fields of architecture and planning. Accredited continuing education for AIA and AICP will be offered in the afternoon of Friday, March 21 at the Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center at 620 Greenup Street, Covington, KY. 


For the March 22 schedule of events, Dan Becker from Historic Raleigh North Carolina’s Preservation Program is the keynote speaker. Dan has been a leader in the local preservation movement for almost 30 years and has positioned Raleigh as the best practice leader in historic preservation.  


Also on March 22, the vendor’s fair showcases products, craftsman, and contractors with over 20 different vendors represented.


Last year over 300 homeowners and craftsmen took advantage of the NKY Restoration Weekend. Surveys from the participants gave the event rave reviews and many people said they walked away with useful information, particularly when it comes to rehabbing and maintaining their historic homes.


“NKY Restoration celebrates the amazing historic building stock that we have here and offers education opportunities to those who spend their time, money and energy in caring for and rehabbing them,”  said Beth Johnson Preservation and Planning Specialist for the City of Covington- Department of Development.


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. The NKY Restoration Weekend event 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.


For more information and the schedule, visit or email: NKYRestoration@gmail, phone 859.414.NKY1 (414.6591) or visit our Facebook site There is free parking for the event at the Midtown Parking Garage, located adjacent to the Gateway Urban Campus at the corner of 5th St and Greenup St.


Event Details

What: 2014 NKY Restoration Weekend

When: March 22, 2014 9am - 5pm for main program; accredited continuing education for AIA and AICP will be held in the afternoon of March 21.

Where: Gateway Urban Campus, 525 Scott Street in Covington, KY (ample parking available in garage) for main program on March 22; Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center at 620 Greenup St, Covington, KY for the accredited continuing education for AIA and AICP on March 21.

How: Reservations ensures a seat for the keynote box luncheon for the main event and can be made by Reservations are now open.

Cost: Free to attend.