Upcoming Events

Hands on History


Preservation Louisville hosts an educational series designed to give participants an in-depth look at various preservation issues and methods of maintaining and preserving historic buildings. Called Hands on History, Preservation Louisville is co-sponsoring this lecture series along with the Metro Louisville Historic Landmarks Commission and the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office. Hands on History programs are presented with support from The Brown-Forman Corporation. Throughout the series, participants will learn practical, hands-on techniques for working with original materials and finishes to maintain, restore and preserve historic elements such as plaster, woodwork, gutters, roofing and masonry. Adapting “green” concepts for historic structures and historically appropriate landscaping will also be explored.

Workshops are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 1-4 pm, September through April at The Brennan House Historic Home, 631 S. 5th St..  The registration fee is $20 for Preservation Louisville Members or $30 for non members. 

See the Home page or Education page for details


Historic Preservation Tax Credit Workshops

Do you live in or maintain a old home?
Do you have historic restoration projects in your future?
Do you know about the KY Historic Preservation tax credit?

Preservation Louisville, Inc. is co-sponsoring Historic Preservation Tax Credit Workshops.  These workshops will be held quarterly and meant to help property owner learn how to utilize the historic preservation tax credit.  Preservation Louisville along with the Kentucky Heritage Council will work with the workshop participants on how to properly finish the three part application for the historic preservation tax credit.

Workshops are held every quater in

January, April, July and October


See the Home page or Education page for details

Registration Fee
$20- for Preservation Louisville Members
$30- for Non-Members

WHEN: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Brennan House Historic Home
631 South Fifth Street

Louisville, Kentucky 40202

The Brennan House (1868) is a Victorian mansion in downtown Louisville that is filled with an entirely original family collection. It is listed on the National Register and is a local landmark.  The building is the headquarters of Preservation Louisville, Inc. a 501 (C)(3) charitable non-profit organization.

WHY: The purpose of the workshops is to help property owners through the process associated with the historic preservation tax credit

SPONSORED BY: Preservation Louisville, Inc. and the Kentucky Heritage Council
Preservation Louisville is a membership-based, non-profit organization powered by grassroots participation and contributions from our generous supporters.
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Pizza & Preservation


What is Pizza and Preservation?

Pizza and Preservation is a neighborhood outreach program that works in collaboration with neighborhood organizations to inform the public on issues related to historic preservation and the work of Preservation Louisville.

What will I experience at Pizza and Preservation?

+You can learn about what Preservation Louisville does in the community, including workshops and programs available.

+Learn how to preserve your personal artifacts such as photographs and textiles.

+Enjoy free pizza provided by Bearno’s By the Bridge and water from the Louisville Water Company.

What else should I know about Pizza and Preservation?

Preservation Louisville has many programs and workshops. From historic tax credit workshops to the Save Our Shotguns program, you can learn how to sign up for workshops and events at Pizza and Preservation. Be sure to come with your questions. Preservation Louisville wants to provide information about not only home maintenance but also preservation of  physical artifacts such as photos and heirlooms.  Preservation Louisville will answer your questions or direct you to an organization or individual that can. Preservation Louisville would like you to leave with an idea of what the organization does, but also what you can do to participate in historic preservation in your own neighborhood and community.


EMAIL info@preservationlouisville.org if you are interested in scheduling Pizza & Preservation in your neighborhood!



For more information about any of our workshops or events please contact:

Preservation Louisville
631 South Fifth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502.540.5146
Fax: 502.540.5165

For a brief overview and related images of some of our past events please visit our
Past Events Gallery


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Peservation Louisville is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that relies on tax-deductible donations to fulfill its mission.

Become a member of Preservation Louisville today!

For more information please e-mail us here or call (502) 540-5146.

Donations can also be remitted to: Preservation Louisville - 631 South Fifth Street - Louisville, KY 40202