October 15-17, Newark, Ohio

Ohio's Premier Preservation & Revitalization Conference in Partnership with the State Historic Preservation Office

Join us in historic downtown Newark for 3 days of inspiring educational sessions on historic preservation and downtown revitalization! 

Conference Sponsors

A special thanks to the sponsors who make our conference possible every year!

Conference Registration

Get your Ticket

Early Bird: Heritage Ohio Members

$ 300
  • Full Conference Ticket

Legacy Circle Reception

Add-on to Conference Admission: Legacy Circle Reception Tickets

$ 250
  • Legacy Circle Ticket

Early Bird: Non-Members

$ 350
  • Full Conference Ticket

Conference Schedule

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Introduction to Ohio Building Code

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Updates to the Ohio Building Code

Intermediate Session: The experts at Marous Brothers construction will share updates to the Ohio Building Code and how code can affects historic preservation projects.

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Midland Theatre

Heritage Ohio Annual Awards & Film Fest

Join us as we celebrate the best in Ohio historic preservation & community revitalization.

8:30 am - 9:30 am Midland Theatre


Welcome to the 2024 Heritage Ohio Annual Conference. Our opening address will be delivered by Chief Billy Friend of the Wyandotte Nation.

Photo of Chief Billy Friend Billy Friend
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Ohio & Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits

Photo of Lisa Brownell Lisa Brownell
Mariangela Pfister
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Low-Cost High-Impact Events

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Lobby

Tour: Newark & Octagon Earthworks

Tour the UNESCO-recognized Newark & Octagon Earthworks with Brad Lepper & Jen Aultman. TICKET REQUIRED.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Lobby

Tour: The Home Building Association Company Building

Take a hardhat tour of the renovation project at The Home Building Association Company Building in downtown Newark. One of only eight banks designed by noted American architect Louis Sullivan, it is both a national treasure and a treasured piece of Central Ohio’s heritage. Through the years, the Sullivan Building was also home to a butcher shop, a jewelry store and eventually an ice cream parlor. With each new tenant the interior was altered, but the building’s historic and architectural significance never changed. In 1973, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. TICKET REQUIRED.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Legacy Circle Reception

Thank you to our Legacy Circle Supporters for investing in the mission of Heritage Ohio. This reception is hosted by GBX Group and sponsored by Marous Brothers Construction. TICKET REQUIRED.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Main Street Networking

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Corporate Site Selection & Quality of Place

For many companies choosing where to locate a facility, the cost of doing business and economic development incentives at a site are only part of the equation. With the challenge of recruiting a high-quality workforce, many corporate site location projects also measure the quality of place of a region. Regions with affordable housing, vibrant Downtowns, walkable communities, parks, and greenspace are attractive to a wide range of the workforce of the future. The Montrose Group has created a Quality of Place index that can be part of their corporate site location process. Regions such as Newark, Ohio are working to address their quality of place through a redevelopment of their Downtown with the historic Newark Arcade at the center of that effort. Leaders from the Montrose Group will provide an outline of how their Quality of Place index works and Newark Development Partners will provide an overview of the vision and public and private sector funding that has turned that vision into a reality at the Newark Arcade during their panel presentation at the Heritage Ohio Annual Conference.

We hope to see you in downtown newark in october!

Licking County Courthouse