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Cincinnati Preservation Association’s “Fall Forum on Preservation” is held each October and presents national or international experts on a wide range of topics.  Chair Margaret Valentine selects speakers who present emerging preservation initiatives and concepts.  The Forum is widely anticipated and attracts an audience of over 300 preservationists, civic leaders, developers, design students, and public officials.

About our  2020 Theme:

To celebrate the “Year of the Woman”, our 2020 keynote speaker Thea Tjepkema  presented

“Muses: The Women of Music Hall” highlighting the legacy of women performing in, creating

works of art for, and sustaining Cincinnati Music Hall. Ms. Tjepkema is a preservationist and

historian who brings history alive with her vivacious style. Her extensive research on Music

Hall helps guide renovations and serves as the basis for the popular Friends of Music Hall

Tours and Speakers Series.

Like the muses of history, singing, music, dance, comedy and tragedy, depicted in the

mural on Springer Auditorium’s ceiling above the chandelier, Music Hall has hosted artists,

musicians, divas, prima ballerinas, suffragists, business leaders, and patrons of the arts. Their

stories continue to stir the souls of all who enter. Some of these women might be forgotten,

but all were legends in their day. The talk will show how these trailblazing women placed the

crown upon the “Grand Lady” of the Queen City and kept it shining with grace and brilliance

for generations to come. 

We hope enjoy the video!

Thank you to our Fall Forum 2020 Sponsors:


Pinnacle Sponsors

Lisa Sauer & Jon Moeller

Margaret & Michael Valentine

 Cornice Sponsors

 Column Sponsors

1919 Investment Counsel

H.C. Buck Niehoff

Ellen & Clark Sole

Cincinnati Development Fund

James & Susan Gibbs

Mary & Tom Croft

Frost Brown Todd LLC

Tony Woodward

Mellott & Mellott

The Sanregret Team



Capital Sponsors

Phillip J. Nuxhall

Martin and Maribeth Rahe

Supporting Sponsors

GBBN Architects

The Hoffman Suder Family

Hicon, Inc.

Rebecca Weber – Huff Realty

Towne Properties

Denis L. Back & Associates

RWA Architects

U.S. Bank

 Hazeleen and Leland Brewster


Non- Profit Partner