Progress Through Preservation


PTP offers many educational events throughout the year in celebration of our architectural heritage. Most programs require a PTP membership to attend and an additional fee for members may apply. For more information, please contact us.

February 2024

Old St. Paul's Church - Past, Present, and Future with Tony Troppe
Thursday, February 22 - 6:00 pm
BLU-Social (45 E. Market St, Akron, OH 44308)

On Thursday, February 22 PTP members and guests will meet at 6:00 at the BluSocial event space (formerly the BluPlate Restaurant) at 45 East Market Street to hear about the past, present and future of historic St. Paul’s Church. Please RSVP to Alice at (330) 864-8364 or by Tuesday, February 20 and give the number of people in your group and whether you are planning to order dinner.

Learn more about St. Paul's Church and this event

March 2024

Akron Police Museum Tours
Monday, March 11 - 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00

Details TBA

Please RSVP to Alice at (330) 864-8364 or

April 2024

Tours of the Stark County Courthouse and the restored Onesto Hotel in downtown Canton
Monday, April 29 - Time TBA
Exact location details TBA

Details TBA

Please RSVP to Alice at (330) 864-8364 or

Past Events

February 2024

Glendale Steps Community Visioning Workshop
Thursday, February 8 - 6:00-7:30 pm
St. Vincent de Paul Parish School Cafeteria (Door B)

You’re invited to attend the Glendale Park Visioning Workshop to help us envision the future of Glendale Park and Steps. The workshop will be held on February 8th from 6:00-7:30 pm at the St. Vincent de Paul School Cafeteria (located at 17 South Maple Street – enter through Door B). The workshop will include a brief presentation, followed by interactive activities to hear your ideas. Refreshments will be provided and parking is available across the street from Door B. All that you need to bring are your ideas. We hope to see you there!


January 2024

PTP Annual Meeting
Monday, January 22 - 6:00 PM
Akron Woman City's Club

PTP will host their Annual Meeting at the Akron Woman’s City Club on Monday, January 22. Alan Costa present on his book Shadows of Akron Scrapbook. Cost to attend is $44, which includes a meal.


December 2023

Prime Vine Winery / Zimmerly House
Monday, December 11 

Join us for drinks and dessert in the historic Zimmerly House (currently a part of Prime Vine Winery) in New Franklin. Built in 1919, the structure is on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour times TBD.