Schedule
At-a-Glance

For more details on FORUM 2022, view the Preliminary Program

Wednesday, July 13th

The following meetings will be taking place:

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    9:00 am
    NCSHPO Meeting – Invite Only
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    8:30 am
    NAPC Board Meeting – Invite Only
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    4:30 pm
    Pinecroft Reception – Invite Only

Wednesday Tours & Workshops

Wednesday, 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Over The Rhine Walking Tour: Tenement Life

Have you ever wondered what changed when Cincinnatians stepped over the canal and into Over-the-Rhine? Our South of Liberty tour weaves visitors through the stories of Over-the-Rhine’s earliest residents between the Miami-Ohio Canal (now Central Parkway) and Liberty Street. Starting in the early 1800s with stories of German immigrants, we’ll explore how different people lived in this neighborhood over its long history. The tour concludes by talking about the homes and lives of more recent residents of Over-the-Rhine—Appalachian and African American families.

Wednesday, 1:15 - 4:15 PM

Jewish Cemeteries of Cincinnati Tour

Our cemeteries hold the memories of our individual loved ones, as well as the collective history and heritage of our entire community. Join us as we explore the story of the early Cincinnati Jewish congregations and their mergers and the evolving ways in which the Jewish population has chosen to memorialize the deceased. Through this tour Jewish Cemeteries of Cincinnati will also discuss their operations, funding, and programing.

Wednesday Events

Wednesday, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Findlay Market Dine-Around

Take a tour around Ohio’s oldest continuously operating public market. Learn about this history and how the market has adapted over time to continue to be a thriving center of activity for the City. After the tour enjoy drinks and dinner from one of the many restaurants or bars surrounding the market.

Thursday, July 14th

The following meetings will be taking place:

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    8:30 am
    NCSHPO Tour – Invite Only
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    9:00 am
    State CLG Coordinators Meeting – Invite Only

Thursday Tours & Workshops

Thursday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Freedom Tour: Black Sites in Southwest Ohio

Travel to Ripley, Cincinnati and Glendale Ohio following learning about black sites and how blacks fought for their freedom in sites dedicated to their stories. The tour will visit sites that have been restored and are active museums, sites that have been adaptively reused as well as sites still under development.

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

3 National Historic Landmark Towns- Mariemont, Glendale, Greenhills

There are 3 National Historic Landmark towns in the Cincinnati area. They include the first planned rail commuter town, one of the three original greenbelt towns and an early town founded by a woman. This tour will explore all of towns and present their different stories and preservation efforts.

Thursday, 12:30 - 4:30 PM

Bike Trails and Preservation

The Little Miami Scenic Trail runs through five southwestern counties in Ohio. As of 2008, it was the longest paved trail in the United States, stretching 76 miles from Springfield to Newtown, Ohio. Developed along an old rail line, this bike trail has spurred rehabilitation projects along its route. This bike tour will explore Loveland, Ohio and Peter's Cartridge Factory along with a 6 mile ride.

Thursday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Arcade and Aviation: The Story of Invention in Dayton, Ohio

Travel to Dayton Ohio to learn about the redevelopment of the Arcade Building, the most historic, architecturally elegant complex in the heart of Dayton's central business district. Dayton is also known for its history associated with Aviation. Visiting sites in the Wright Dunbar Neighborhood, the National Aviation Trail, Carillon Park and Hawthorn Hill, The Wright Brothers Home, will focus on Dayton’s important history of aviation and innovation.

Thursday Events

Thursday, 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Shared Challenges; Shared Solutions; Shared Vision: A Commission Roundtable Connection

Are you looking for a meaningful way to kick off your FORUM experience while helping NAPC to gain a deeper understanding of the needs of local preservation programs? Connect with fellow commissioners and historic preservation staff from all over the country through a series of facilitator-led roundtables that will focus on the common issues that local preservation programs face. After a brief introduction, attendees will break out into smaller groups to identify challenges, best practices, and solutions, as well as provide valuable insights that will help steer the future of NAPC’s programs and resources. Roundtable topics are listed below.

Attendees will have the option to participate in multiple roundtables including, Rural & Small Town Issues, Big City Issues, Preparing for and Recovering from a Wide Range of Disasters and Crises, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Historic Preservation.

Are you looking for a meaningful way to kick off your FORUM experience while helping NAPC to gain a deeper understanding of the needs of local preservation programs? Connect with fellow commissioners and historic preservation staff from all over the country through a series of facilitator-led roundtables that will focus on the common issues that local preservation programs face. After a brief introduction, attendees will break out into smaller groups to identify challenges, best practices, and solutions, as well as provide valuable insights that will help steer the future of NAPC’s programs and resources. Roundtable topics are listed below.

Attendees will have the option to participate in multiple roundtables including, Rural & Small Town Issues, Big City Issues, Preparing for and Recovering from a Wide Range of Disasters and Crises, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Historic Preservation.

Thursday, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Rhinegeist Brewery Reception - Ticketed

Join us for a Thursday evening reception at Rhinegeist Brewery. Known for their award-winning beers and ciders, Rhinegeist is located in the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. The 25,000 square foot, active brewing facility is housed in the former bottling plant of Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., a formidable pre-Prohibition beer maker.

Join us for a Thursday evening reception at Rhinegeist Brewery. Known for their award-winning beers and ciders, Rhinegeist is located in the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. The 25,000 square foot, active brewing facility is housed in the former bottling plant of Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., a formidable pre-Prohibition beer maker.

Friday, July 15th

Sessions

Each educational session will be 90 minutes in length and eligible for 1.5 CE credits through the AIA and AICP.  Click on the session or tour title below to learn more.

Tours

Friday, 1:15 - 4:15 PM

CDCs and Historic Preservation/ Neighborhood Redevelopment

This tour will explore the work of 3 Cincinnati Community Development Corporations and the work they are doing to intersect community development, revitalization, and historic preservation work. The neighborhoods have a variety historic districts and landmarks, both local and national. Each CDC has different challenges and opportunities in their neighborhood that has shaped their approach to historic preservation.

Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM

Adaptive Reuse of Historic Places of Worship

With church congregations shrinking and moving out of the center city, finding new uses for church buildings is a need. This tour will go to severa successful reuses of churches including a bar, an event center, a lecture hall and even a residence.

Events

Friday, 5:00 - 6:45 PM

Opening Plenary

This exciting event and kickoff to the conference weekend will take place at the Caprice Pavilion inside the Historic Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel. Sara Bronin will serve as the Opening Plenary speaker and speak on the topic, Unveiling the Local Historic Preservation Census. Sara Bronin is a Mexican-American architect, attorney, professor, and policymaker whose interdisciplinary work focuses on how law and policy can foster more equitable, sustainable, well-designed, and connected places. In addition to her books and treatises on land use and historic preservation law, she has written over two dozen articles on renewable energy, climate change, housing, urban planning, transportation, real estate development, and federalism. Sara also served as vice chair of Hartford’s historic properties commission.Join us as we recognize the excellent work that Commissions do each and every day, all across the country. Celebrate the Commission ExcellenceAwards winners and recognize the recipients as part of the Opening Plenary celebration!

Friday, 5:00 - 6:45 PM

NAPC Commission Excellence Awards

NAPC’s Commission Excellence Awards program recognizes and honors outstanding efforts and achievements by local preservation, historic district, and landmark commissions and boards of architectural review, as well as individual preservationists doing exemplary work at the federal, state, and municipal levels.

These awards are given on a biennial basis and are intended to highlight ‘best practices’ and exceptional accomplishments by commissions at the local level, for both large and small communities, to protect historic districts and landmarks through legislation,  education and advocacy.

Friday, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Union Terminal Reception

Following the Opening Plenary, make your way to an evening reception at the Union Terminal - Cincinnati Museum Center. One of the last great American train stations built, Union Terminal is a Cincinnati icon and one of the most widely regarded examples of the Art Deco style. Since its opening in 1933, Union Terminal has had a long and storied history, from welcoming soldiers home from World War II to becoming the home of three museums, an OMNIMAX® Theater and the Cincinnati History Library and Archives.

Saturday, July 16th

Sessions

Each educational session will be 90 minutes in length and eligible for 1.5 CE credits through the AIA and AICP.  Click on the session or tour title below to learn more.

Tours

Saturday, 1:15 - 4:15 PM

American Sign Museum and Co-Sign Projects

The American Sign Museum is proud to be the public museum dedicated to signs in the United States. Covering more than 100 years of American sign history in 20,000 square feet of indoor space, the museum is a walk through the ages of technology and design. The American Sign Museum is also home to Cosign, a unique project that connects artists, fabricators and small business. A walking tour of Northside, the original Cosign Location will be included.

Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM

Infill in Downtown and Over the Rhine

This walking and streetcar tour will go to various infill sites both in Downtown and in Over-the-Rhine to show different approaches for infill and will provide a discussion during the tour between representatives from the architecture community, the local historic conservation office, and the community at each site to discuss the varying opinions about the designs.

Saturday, 8:00 - 9:45 AM

Bridges and River Cities Bike Tour

A bike tour will take you through Covington, Newport and Bellevue Kentucky and show you a bit of the River Cities and the bridges that make the region so rich.

Events

Saturday, 11:45 AM

Relevancy Project Luncheon - Ticketed

Join us for lunch in the Hall of Mirrors ballroom for a presentation on the Relevancy Project by Bonnie McDonald, followed by a lively interactive discussion on the work and future of the preservation movement. The Relevancy Project is a forward-looking effort to catalogue the issues and challenges of the preservation field as it exists and to instigate change to help build a more relevant and just movement. Between 2019-2021, Bonnie McDonald spoke to 130 individuals, both within and outside of the preservation field, to explore these questions and more. With over 300 pages of notes, she’s still gathering feedback and distilling all she’s learned into a resource guidebook for the field to be published by Landmarks Illinois. Hear more about this project and be part of the discussion.

Saturday, 5:15 - 6:30 PM

Closing Plenary

Amber N. Wiley will serve as the Closing Plenary speaker. Amber N. Wiley is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Rutgers University. Her research interests center on the social aspects of design and how it affects urban communities - architecture as a literal and figural structure of power. She focuses on the ways local and national bodies have made the claim for the dominating narrative and collective memory of cities and examines how preservation and public history contribute to the creation and maintenance of the identity and sense of place of a city. Her publications cover African American and African diasporic cultural heritage, urbanism in New Orleans, school design, urban renewal, and preservation. Her current book project is entitled Model Schools in the Model City: Race, Planning, and Education in the Nation’s Capital.Located in bustling Over-the-Rhine, just next to Washington Park and Music Hall, historic Memorial Hall is a rejuvenated Cincinnati treasure. It was built by theGrand Army of the Republic and Hamilton County in 1908, as a memorial to the military of the city and county. The hall contains a 556-seat theater that was designed for speaking, but is also used as a venue for concerts, film screenings and theatrical events.

Saturday, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Memorial Hall Reception

Sunday, July 17th

Sessions

Each educational session will be 90 minutes in length and eligible for 1.5 CE credits through the AIA and AICP.  Click on the session or tour title below to learn more.

Tours

Sunday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM

Jewish Cincinnati - Walking Through History

A Walk Through History' will offer guided tours of Jewish Cincinnati through the 19th & 20th centuries in the West End and Central Business District. Augmented Reality and photographs by Cincinnati photographer J. Miles Wolf, bring to life architectural remnants no longer standing.

Workshops

National Park Service Adaptation Guidelines Workshop (AIA, AICP)

FAQs

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