THAT Old House
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
3:00pm Historic Lighting
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.
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!
If you might be inclined to support our efforts as a member, please go here.
We should be ready for you in early November!
If you purchase your tour tickets online, the Carriage House behind Reeves Victorian Mansion & Museum will be your first stop on tour day, because it is where you will pick up your tickets. While it is not officially included as one of our tour sites for the 24th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes, the Museum will be open for tours at nominal cost.
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.