Button Up NH
Sep
27
Nov 14

Button Up NH

My Energy Plan, a consortium of the state government and private utilities, is sponsoring a series of free weatherization workshops to help property owners save on their home energy costs. Professionals certified in home energy will lead the workshops. Participants will learn basic building science concepts, and how air sealing, insulating and conservation can help reduce fuel and electricity use. 

Workshop locations include:

Grantham - 9/27, 7pm, Grantham Town Hall, 300 Route 10, energy@granthamnh.net

Dover - 9/27, 7pm, Dover Public LIbrary, 73 Locust Street, for more information, 516-6050 or dunker@dover.nh.gov

Canaan - 9/28, 6:30pm, Mascoma Valley Regional High School, 27 Royal Road, Canaan, info@friendsofmascoma.org

Hudson - 10/11, 7pm, Rogers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Rd., for more information 882-8485

Exeter - 10/12, 6pm, Exeter Library, 7 Chestnut St., for more information info@exeterarea.org

Conway - 10/15, 9:30am The Gibson Center, 14 Grove St. North Conway, for more information 340-3564

Concord Area - 11/14, 6pm, Training Center at Grappone Toyota, 594 NH 3A, Bow, Call presenter Bob Eldredge at 344-4540 for details.

 

 

Christine Hadsel - Suspended Worlds: An Illustrated History of New England Theater Scenery
Oct
1
2:00 pm14:00

Christine Hadsel - Suspended Worlds: An Illustrated History of New England Theater Scenery

Christine Hadsel will be at the NH Historical Society Saturday, October 1st at 2:00 pm for an author talk and book signing on Suspended Worlds.

The hardcover book as a unique look at an overlooked element of the American fabric—the ambitious murals that have served as the backdrops for decades of Yankee entertainment.

In small-town New England, long before television and the internet, the prevailing custom was to provide your own entertainment, often in the form of a performance at the local grange or Town Hall. Since there wasn't much money for costumes or props, the plays relied on all purpose scenic backdrops-painted canvases of local scenes and interest. And they were glorious. Many of these minor masterpieces of vernacular art still survive and are presented in all their glory in this richly illustrated book celebrating the colorful and memorable painted curtains that graced the stages of countless New England towns.

The talk is free, and books will be available for sale and signing by the author!

For more information

 


Tour to Star Island, Isles of Shoals
Sep
8
9:15 am09:15

Tour to Star Island, Isles of Shoals

Co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance and the New Hampshire Historical Society, this day-long trip to Star Island is for members and their guests to view the historic Oceanic Hotel and outbuildings, stroll the tiny island, enjoy a lunch in the hotel dining room, and learn more about the island's fascinating history and on-going preservation efforts.  

To register online, click here.

Sandwich Barn Tour (Lecture SOLD OUT)
Aug
20
12:00 pm12:00

Sandwich Barn Tour (Lecture SOLD OUT)

Lecture Sold Out! Tour-Only tickets still available for a discounted rate online at Eventbrite or at the door!!

Walk-Ins Welcome! Tour-Only tickets on sale beginning at 11:45 am. Tour begins at Noon or after.

We look forward to seeing you there rain or shine!!

Please call our office at 603-224-2281 during office hours, or Beverly at 603-714-8774 on the day of the tour with questions or concerns.

Directions:
Sandwich Town Hall
8 Maple Street
Center Sandwich, N
H
Google Map -
https://goo.gl/maps/HqEZuTkGwCA2

Parking -- while checking in at registration and picking up tour booklet -- will be available in Quimby Field diagonally across from the Town Hall to the north. The Town Hall parking lot will be reserved for tour-goers with limited mobility.

Enjoy a day of historic barns, scenic landscapes, and local history in the hills of central New Hampshire. Sandwich has a wealth of historic agricultural buildings and seven distinctive examples will be showcased at a barn tour on Saturday, August, 20th.

A self-guided tour of seven Sandwich barns will run from 12 - 4:30 pm. A barn expert will be on hand at each barn to talk about architectural features, framing styles, and agricultural uses. Five of the featured structures are included in the statewide Barn Tax Incentive Program (RSA 79-D), which authorizes municipalities to grant property tax relief to owners who can demonstrate the public benefit of preserving their agricultural buildings, and agree to maintain them throughout a minimum 10-year preservation easement.

Highlights of the tour include a large gambrel roofed barn on a 1920s gentleman's farm that was used as a patent museum in the 1940s, an 1830s working barn once owned by actor Claude Rains, of Casablanca fame, and a recently restored 1885 windmill used to pump water on the former Isaac Adams Estate. Adams was a distant cousin of President John Adams and the inventor of the Adams Press which revolutionized the printing industry.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the Sandwich Historical Society's Quimby Barn Museum which houses the Sandwich Concord Coach, as well as the Society’s c. 1850 Elisha Marston House Museum.

Cyclists are welcome too! Enjoy a more intimate experience of the back roads of Sandwich by cycling from barn to barn along lightly traveled paved and well-maintained dirt roads. The ride offers beautiful vistas of the Sandwich and Ossipee Ranges, passes through the Lower Corner Historic District, a National Register District, and provides the opportunity to take a side trip up the Historic Sandwich Notch Road, passing by the one remaining homestead of this once-active 19th century hill farm community.

The event is presented by the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, in association with the Sandwich Historical Society and Sandwich Barn Preservation Committee.

Special thanks to our Old House & Barn Program sponsors: Ian Blackman, LLC Restoration & Preservation; Bedard Preservation & Restoration, LLC; Crown Point Cabinetry; Fifield Building Restoration & Relocation, LLC; Chinburg Builders; Erie Landmark Company; Paul Brien, General Contrator; and Schoen Custom Woodworking.

Special thanks to our Sandwich Open Barns Sponsors: The New Woodshed, Chippers, PC Hoag & Co. Inc. Certified Arborists, Lee Mt Restorations, LLC.

Lecture Sold Out! Tour-Only tickets still available for a discounted rate.

To purchase tickets online go to Eventbrite or purchase at the door!

Passing It On: Generational Transfer of Property
Aug
15
7:00 pm19:00

Passing It On: Generational Transfer of Property

  • Moultonborough Library

Join us for a detailed and thoughtful discussion for property owners seeking to ensure the places they love will become part of a family legacythat will be enjoyed for generations to come. Property owners will discuss their own challenges, limitations, and triumphs in dealing with this important issue. Attendees encouraged to join in the discussion. 

Presented by: New Hampshire Preservation Alliance in association with Moultonborough Heritage Commission and the Lakes Region Conservation Trust.

Program is free, but attendees encouraged to call or email the NH Preservation Alliance to pre-register.

Location- Moultonborough Library,

Contact- NH Preservation Alliance, 603-224-2281, bt@nhpreservation.org

Passing It On: Generational Transfer of Property
Aug
11
9:00 am09:00

Passing It On: Generational Transfer of Property

  • Squam Lakes Association's Fisher Family Barn

Join us for a detailed and thoughtful discussion for property owners seeking to ensure the places they love will become part of a family legacythat will be enjoyed for generations to come. Four Squam property owners will discuss their own challenges, limitations, and triumphs in dealing with this important issue. Attendees encouraged to join in the discussion. Details at foreversquam.org.

Sponsored by: Squam Lakes Conservation Society, Squam Lakes Association, Lakes Region Conservation Trust, and the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance.

Program is free, but attendees encouraged to pre-register.

Location- Squam Lakes Association's Fisher Family Barn, US Route 3, Holderness

Contact- Squam Lakes Conservation Society, alicia@squamlakes.com

"Rock Talk" at Roads End Farm
Aug
10
4:00 pm16:00

"Rock Talk" at Roads End Farm

511 N. Sandwich Road, Sandwich NH
Kevin Gardner, author of Granite Kiss, will give a hands-on overview of New England Stone Walls, touching on history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics. Includes generous question-and-answer period. Listeners are encouraged to bring specific problems or projects on their own properties. Wine reception to follow, $20 pp.

Kevin Gardner is a lifelong resident of Hopkinton, NH. Like a lot of independent rural Yankees, he's been a jack of many trades; a builder, logger, writer, teacher, radio voice, even an actor and director.

For more than forty years he has been a stone wall builder in a family business widely known for traditional New England stonework, particularly for historic restoration of antique structures. In 2001, Kevin published The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls. He has also published poetry, songs, and essays, including "Land of Stone", an examination of several historic sites in the Monadnock Region, in the 2006 anthology Where The Mountain Stands Alone.

Email questions to homeatroadsend@gmail.com
 

Old House & Barn Expo
Mar
12
Mar 13

Old House & Barn Expo

The Old House & Barn Expo has two full days of educational sessions, demonstrations, and over 60 exhibitors of preservation products and services.