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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.