The 2017 NKY Restoration Weekend Takes Place March 10 & 11, Provides Useful Information for Owners of Historic Homes

COVINGTON, KY – This year’s 2017 NKY Restoration Weekend is scheduled to take place Friday March 10 and Saturday, March 11.

NKY Restoration Weekend is a free event, providing home owners resources to better understand how to maintain their historic property all the while emphasizing the value of historic preservation. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact and speak with craftsmen, vendors, representatives from the Kentucky Heritage Council State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), and other preservation experts.

Kentucky Heritage Council State Certified Local Government Program and Planning Coordinator Vicki Birenberg said, “Northern Kentucky Restoration Weekend is the premier historic preservation event in the state of Kentucky.  It brings hundreds of property owners, preservation enthusiasts and advocates, local government decision-makers, educators, and the preservation trades together for the benefit of our shared culture and local economies. 

“We are so lucky that the local governments of Covington, Bellevue and Newport – all with significant historic resources – and their partners have organized and continued this event annually for the benefit of the entire Cincinnati metropolitan region.”

With a wide array of classes, there is something for any owner of a historic or older home as well as individuals thinking about purchasing one.  Workshops include several of the following topics:

  • Window rehabilitation and weatherization
  • Box gutter repair and maintenance
  • Plaster repair
  • Fireplace and chimney repair and maintenance
  • Historic paint colors and treatments
  • Utilizing Kentucky Historic Tax Credits
  • Researching your historic property
  • Buying, insuring and paying for historic rehabilitation
  • Heirloom plantings

For more details on each of the classes, vendors, demonstration and a list of accredited continuing education for AIA and AICP professionals please visit On Friday, the NKY Restoration Weekend will take place at the Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center at 620 Greenup Street. Saturday’s events and classes will take place at the Gateway Urban Campus, 525 Scott Street, Covington, KY 41011.

There is free parking on Saturday for the event at the Midtown Parking Garage, located adjacent to the Gateway Urban Campus at the corner of 5th Street and Greenup Street.

While NKY Restoration Weekend is free and open to the public, participants are asked to register online at Additionally, the event includes a mini “Taste of NKY” meal provided by six independent restaurants.

The NKY Restoration Weekend 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.