Join in the year long celebration for Cincinnati Preservation’s 60th anniversary

by attending the FREE and ticketed events below.

Hike the Miami Fort Trail

Saturday, April 20th at 1 p.m.

Shawnee Lookout

CPA Members-Only /

Registration Required


Come learn about where CPA got its start!

Join CPA on this special 60th Anniversary Hike at Shawnee Lookout Park along the Miami Fort trail to view the earthworks, built by the Adena and Hopewell cultures nearly 3,000 years ago. Advocating to save these earthworks was the impetus that started Cincinnati Preservation Association (originally called Miami Purchase Association) in 1964.


The hike will be led by Great Parks of Hamilton County who will teach participants about the earthworks and the work that has been done to preserve this site and park for generations to come.


Trail Length: 1.40 miles

Trail Type: Nature

Trail Level: Moderate

NKY Restoration Weekend

Saturday, April 27th

Newport Intermediate School

Do you own a historic home? Thinking about buying one? Or love history? Then the NKY Restoration event is for you!


We hope to ignite a passion for historic preservation! We want you to discover solutions for the repair and maintenance of your historic house, determine what projects you can undertake yourself, and gain confidence in hiring a contractor.

2024 Preservation Awards

Thursday, May 9th from 6 – 9 p.m.

Peterloon Estate

8605 Hopewell Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242


CPA celebrates National Preservation Month by recognizing excellence in preservation across 10 categories. Tickets includes light bites, drinks, valet parking and festivities!


Dress to Impress and get your acceptance speech ready!

Preservation Bike Ride

Saturday, May 11th at 10 a.m.


Registration Required


Join a guided slow ride through Madisonville led by Queen City Bike.

Learn about Historic Preservation in the community from a new perspective.


BYO Bike!

Historic Preservation Bike Tour at CNU

Friday, May 17th 2:00 – 5:00pm 

Open to conference attendees for an added fee of $50 CNU Member / $65 Non-Member


Embark on a leisurely 6.2-mile slow-roll bike ride led by our knowledgeable tour guide, Beth Johnson, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Preservation Association. Explore the rich history of Cincinnati as we wind through iconic landmarks, including the Dayton Street Historic District, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Fire Museum, Cincinnati City Hall, Piatt Park within the Race Street Historic District, the Cincinnati Times-Star Building, and the scenic beauty of Over-the-Rhine (OTR). Participants will hear how new life is being injected into these historic neighborhoods through incremental steps of restorative urbanism.

Preservation in the Park

The Porch in Washington Park

1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

3rd Tuesday of the Month

May through October at 5:30 p.m.



Join Cincinnati Preservation Association

to hear about the stories that the historic sites and structures of Cincinnati tell.


Grab a drink from the bar, sit back and let us tell you a story…


Sponsored by Cincinnati Historic Homes’ Sanregret Team and 3CDC.

60th Anniversary Celebration


Tuesday, August 27th from 4 – 6 p.m.

John Hauck House

812 Dayton St., Cincinnati, OH 45214



Come celebrate 60 years of Cincinnati Preservation with an open house at our home base. Enjoy light bites, drinks and fellowship as we honor the historic work CPA has accomplished since 1964.

Coffee & Conversation

Thursday, September 12th at 8:30 a.m.

John Hauck House

812 Dayton St, Cincinnati, OH 45214


Corporate Members are invited to join CPA Leadership for a conversation over coffee. Learn about what’s in store for preservation efforts in our region and network with industry partners.

Ohio Open Doors

Saturday, September 14th 10 – Noon

John Hauck House

812 Dayton St, Cincinnati, OH 45214

FREE & Family Friendly


Come tour the John Hauck House in the Dayton St Historical District. Enter a coloring contest, see the restoration work on a guided tour and experience how preservation creates community.


The Ohio History Connection created Ohio Open Doors in 2016 to promote and inspire pride in Ohio’s heritage and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. Signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on Oct. 15, 1966, the Act has proven instrumental in transforming the face of communities from coast to coast, establishing the legal framework and incentives to preserve historic buildings, landscapes and archaeological sites.

Fall Forum

Friday, October 11th at Noon

Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel

35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202


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 Netherland Plaza’s Hall of Mirrors, one of the grandest ballrooms in the Midwest.


This year’s speaker will be announced soon!

Docomomo Tour Day


More details coming soon!


The only national event of its kind, Tour Day is an annual celebration of modern architecture and design where the public and like-minded organizations across the country participate in a tour or event.


CPA partners with cf3 for this event in a new location each year.


Stay tuned to hear this year’s national theme and local tour location!

Members Reception & Annual Meeting

Sunday, December 8th from 2 – 4 p.m.

The Carnegie
1028 Scott St, Covington, KY 41011


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.

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