Enjoy FREE and ticketed events throughout the year with CPA!

Public Events

Preservation in the Park
May – Oct | 1st Tuesdays | 5 p.m.
The Porch at Washington Park

Grab a drink from the bar, sit back and let us tell you a story. This FREE monthly program series is provided, in part by 3CDC. See the full schedule here. First, Cincinnati Observatory will present!

NKY Restoration Weekend
May 13th | 9 – 4 p.m.
Newport Intermediate School

For over ten years, this FREE event has promoted historic preservation, rehabilitation, and sustainability. It also educates participants on proper methods and appropriate use of materials for historic buildings. CPA Executive Director, Beth Johnson, will present several sessions you won’t want to miss!

Preservation Bike Ride
May 20th | Noon
Red Bike Station at Findlay Market

Celebrate Bike and Preservation Month together by experiencing preservation from a new angle. Take a slow ride through our city’s historic streets, make new friends and get some exercise during this FREE event!

Check out the slow, flat 6.2 mile route here

Revamp the Camp
Jun 28 | 4 -7 p.m.
American Sign Museum

Camp Washington Urban Revitalization CorporationAmerican Sign Museum and CPA partner. Explore current projects that both preserve and revitalize the Camp Washington neighborhood through open houses and presentations by local businesses and residents.

$10 Public / $5 CPA and Sign Museum Members


Practical Preservation Workshops
John Hauck House | 812 Dayton St

Learn practical restoration techniques in these popular CPA hands-on workshops. Be sure to save your spot soon as these events typically fill quickly. CPA members receive a discounted ticket price. More info coming soon!

DOCOMOMO National Tour Day
Oct 14th

cf3 and CPA partner to participate in another FREE tour day. The nation-wide theme this year is Revisiting Urban Renewal. More details coming soon!

DOCOMOMO is a non-profit organization dedicated to the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and  neighborhoods with modern architecture and design.

Fall Forum Lecture
Oct 13th | Noon
Hilton Netherland Plaza

Every fall, CPA hosts a nationally renowned speaker who gives a lecture on a topic of local interest. The Fall Forum has historically taken place in the Netherlands Plaza’s Hall of Mirrors, one of the grandest ballrooms in the Midwest. More info coming soon!

Members-Only Events

Coffee and Conversation

Aug 10th | 8:30 – 9:30  a.m.

CPA Patron Members and Corporate Members are invited to join CPA Leadership for an intimate and casual conversation over coffee. Learn about what’s in store for preservation efforts in our region.

Member Open House
Aug 29th | 4 – 6 p.m.
John Hauck House | 812 Dayton St

CPA Members and Corporate Members are invited to tour our new homebase—the John Hauck House! Our Preservation Library and Resource Room will be unveiled, and together, we will marvel at recent renovations, showcase our new offices and celebrate preservation!

Member Appreciation Reception
Dec 3rd | 2 – 4 p.m.
OTR Stillhouse

CPA Members and Corporate Members are invited to gather in celebration of Historic Preservation. Together, we’ll enjoy a reception at a local historic space and vote in new Board Members to continue carrying the preservation torch forward.


Cornerstone Events
Exclusive to Cornerstone members, these events recognize the generosity of CPA’s donors and takes the opportunity to thank them for their support. It usually features an exclusive tour of a unique location followed by a reception with board members and staff leadership.