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THAT Old House

Own an old house? Or thinking about buying one?  ' want to do some of the work yourself? You've come to the right place!
After rave reviews for our 2011 workshop, we're putting the finishing touches on the next THAT Old House workshop for do-it-yourselfers.
 It's coming up on...
Saturday May 2, 2015
8:30AM - 4:00PM
The Historic Zoar Schoolhouse
Zoar, Ohio
Preregistration Required

Learn from experts and the voices and hands of experience:

  • Jim Kopras, veteran of coatings and interior restoration, brings a wealth of knowledge and decades of experience with the right ways and wrong ways of restoring floors and requests that you ask questions.
  • Rob Biehl and Steve Howington of Sherwin-Williamsfame will wow you with all the answers you could want and need with regard to choosing and applying the right paint for your project.
  • Bob Bennettt of Farsight Management will discuss the dangers of mold contamination, how to identify it, and how to get rid of it.
  • Chris Pratt of Fenton Brothers Electric will tell you everything you need to know about historic lighting fixtures, including tips on repair and restoration.


  8:00 am     Check-in

  8:30 am     Floor Restoration

10:00 am     Break

10:30 am     Interior Prep & Paint

12:00 pm     Lunch

  1:00 pm     Mold Contamination
                         and Remediation

   2:30pm     Break

   3:00pm     Historic Lighting

   4:30pm     Conclusion

  Admission is FREE.  A box lunch is available (preorder with advance registration only) for $6, which includes your choice of turkey, ham, or veggie wrap, chips, cookie, and beverage.
    Details will be added and updated on this page as they become available.  Check back!
   If you would prefer to receive workshop updates by email, please send a brief message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your contact information.
    If  you'd like to volunteer to help in some way, or if you might be interested in setting up a display booth/table at this or another of our workshops --  please send us a message at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For suggestions, questions, or requests, contact George Laurence or call Liz at 330-364-6247.

The Heritage Home Association of Tuscarawas County is a non-profit Ohio corporation dedicated to the preservation and documentation of the architecturally and historically significant homes and other structures of Tuscarawas County.  The Association endeavors to develop and encourage interest within the community in preserving these historic structures, to cultivate appreciation of this part of our local heritage, and to educate individuals interested in preserving or restoring local homes and other buildings. 


Click here for a printable plant sale flyer.



Plant sale 2012


Members and friends have donated well over 1000 flowering and ground-cover plants, culinary herbs, heirloom veggie plants, and Buckeye trees for the sale.  You'll find flowering plants such as Hostas (variety), Cone Flowers (Purple, Yellow), Bleeding Heart (Fernleaf), Calendula (Orange Porcupine), Columbine (pink, purple), Daylilies (multiple colors), Queen of the Prairie, Peony (pink), Lenten Rose (purple/cream), Liatris/Gayflower (purple, white), Perilla (purple/bronze), Siberian Iris, American hybrid Iris (purple, gold/burgundy, variety), Geraniums (Crainsbill), Bee Balm (Bergamot – Raspberry), Bellflower (Pink, Clustered Purple), Bells of Ireland, Buttercups, Shasta Daisy, Gaillardia (sunburst yellow), Yarrow (white, cream, yellow, or pink), Solomon’s Seal, Spiderwort (blue, white), Lady’s Mantle, and Primrose (sundrop), ground cover such as Shore Juniper, Silver Mist, Periwinkle (Variegated Vinca), Jerusalem Artichoke, and Aguga, Lamb’s Ear, ferns and ornamental grasses such as Pampas, herbs like Basil, Borage, Thyme, Marjoram, Mint, Mustard Greens, Rosemary, and Oregano, and heirloom vegetable plants (cabbage, eggplant, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, and kale).  If you get there bright and early, you'll also find Birdhouse Gourd and berry plants (Blackberry and Raspberry), as well as many hand-painted clay pots!

More information or to donate or volunteer, contact Edee.


  Over the past twenty-three years, the Christmas Tour of Homes, originally sponsored by our friends at the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, has become a welcome tradition, kicking off the Christmas holiday season in Tuscarawas County. In 2009, the Heritage Home Association of Tuscarawas County was invited to take over this popular annual event and graciously accepted. 

  On Sunday, December 10, 2017, between the hours of Noon and 5PM, members and friends of the Heritage Home Association will present the 24th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes.
  Many homes will be considered, and in the end 10 or 11 homes and/or buildings will be chosen.  If you might have an interest in opening your home for the tour in 2017, please contact us. (you can use the contact us form under the About Us tab)
  As in past years, you will be able to order your Christmas Tour tickets here using PayPal, which enables you to use your own debit or credit card, or even debit your checking abbount.  If you're on our First Alert email notification list, you'll know tour details, including availability of discounted advance ticket sales, and all of the sites before anyone else outside the Tour Committee itself.  If you're not on our First Alert list, simply send an email message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.stating simply "Please add me to your First Alert list for the Christmas Tour?" Include your name, address, phone #, and preferred email address.
  For questions,  to volunteer, or for more info about participating as a homeowner on an upcoming Christmas Tour*, please call 330-339-9220 or send an e-mail message.

       If you might be inclined to support our efforts as a member, please go
* (Note that, in order for your home or building to be included on our Christmas Tour, it must be physically located in Tuscarawas County..)
 Ticket sales for the 23rd Annual Christmas Tour of Homes are now closed, and despite challenges from Mother Nature, another successful tour has concluded.  Thank you for your interest.

     Advance ticket sales for the 24th annual tour will be open in early November of 2017.

Again, thank you for your support and patronage! We look forward to seeing you again!

                                          Please add This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to your friends / safe senders list.

And if you have any questions or concerns, please send us a message at that address.


 2016 Tour Sites



117E3rdSt ZoarOH-2016

210 W. Fourth Zoar

210W4thSt ZoarOH-2016

432ParkAve BolivarOH-2016

124WaterStSE Bolivar OH-2016

3296 Emmaus Rd DoverOH-2016SEP

Troy  Renee West House Picture 2016

772 Lilac Ln DoverOH-2016

Miller 2740NWoosterAve-DoverOH-SNOWY1


319 N Walnut DoverOH-2016SEP

For more info on 2016 tour sites, visit or
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   The Heritage Home Association of Tuscarawas County is a non-profit Ohio corporation, tax-exempt under IRC section 501(c)(3).

      The Association is dedicated to the documentation and preservation of architecturally and historically significant homes and other structures located in Tuscarawas County. It is also the aim of the Association to develop and encourage interest within the community in restoring and preserving these historic structures, cultivate appreciation of this part of our local heritage, and to educate individuals interested in preservation and restoration of local homes.


       The State of Ohio has bragging rights to the largest number of properties of any state in the union listed in the National Register of Historic Places. 25 of those properties are located in Tuscarawas County, and many more have yet to be officially recognized. In addition, Tuscarawas County is now home to two National Historic Landmarks.  To date, 70 historic Tuscarawas County homes and other historic structures have been awarded Heritage Home Plaques, 20th Century Plaques, or Historic Markers by HHA, including the Tuscarawas  County courthouse in New Philadelphia and Dover's historic Reeves Victorian Mansion.