Behind the Scenes at the Old House and Barn Expo: Wonderful Sponsors Who Can Help

The N.H. Preservation Alliance's generous sponsors help make the Old House & Barn Expo, and preservation work across the state, possible. Meet them at the event!

Ahlgren & Son Builders Building Green the Old Fashioned Way

Old school craftsmen using high tech solutions, building green the old fashioned way. “We can help with building preservation and structural repair as well as select new construction," said Josiah Ahlgren. "I like the expo because of the community of people with shared interests in history and architecture,” he added. Visit their booth at the Expo.  ahlgrenandsonbuilders.com

Fifield Building Restoration & Relocation LLC Restoring New Hampshire from Foundation to Steeple

Historic preservation company with 40 years of experience restoring 18th and 19th century structures. Have restored houses, barns, churches and churches, steeples. Also schoolhouses, springhouses, blacksmith shops, water-powered saw mills and buggy sheds. Visit their booth at the Expo and meet their conscientious, reliable craftsmen. Web link here.

Help for Three Centuries of Old Homes, Barns and More: First Period Colonial Preservation/Restoration

Restoring 17th, 18th, and 19th century period homes, barns, public structures and outbuildings.  Structural timber frame repairs to fine hand planed interior and exterior decorative elements, consulting, and period woodworking.   Visit their booth at the Expo, and their web-site: firstperiodcolonial.com

 Bob Pothier of First Period Colonial worked with the Danville heritage commission, pictured here, to revive this stage coach stop and was honored with a preservation achievement award.

Bob Pothier of First Period Colonial worked with the Danville heritage commission, pictured here, to revive this stage coach stop and was honored with a preservation achievement award.

Preventing Lead Poisoning: Old House Rx with the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

The Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program will be at the show to educate people about lead safe work practices for home renovators and when hiring a contractor.  New state legislation mandating lead screening in young children offers reminders that older structures can contain lead, and safe practices are essential for home residents as well as renovators, noted Gail Gettens, manager of the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program for the State of New Hampshire. “As we work to preserve and maintain New Hampshire’s old and historic homes and barns, it is important for DIY’ers and contractors to understand the risk of lead exposure during renovations and repairs. Learning lead-safe work practices and following EPA and State ‘Renovate, Repair, and Paint’ (RRP) laws are critical to protect yourself and your children from lead poisoning,” she said.  Visit their booth at the Expo and attend the session on safe lead practices on Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m. Web link here.

Save Energy While Retaining Windows's Beauty with Innerglass Window Systems: Solutions!

A glass interior storm window that outperforms almost any replacement, yet maintains the integrity and beauty of your historic windows.  Visit the session on old wood windows on Sunday, March 25 at 10 a.m. and visit their booth at the Expo. stormwindows.com  

 

 An Innerglass Window Systems success!

An Innerglass Window Systems success!

Concord, NH Based Company Offers Strategic Communications: Louis Karno & Co. 

A strategic communications firm, helping organizations and entrepreneurs with public relations planning, social media and digital marketing. Business, municipal, agency and non-profit clients.  Recently, Louis Karno managed communication and community relations by the City of Concord, NH, for the 18-month Concord Main Street Project. The award winning project has transformed downtown Concord - and the city ended it with more businesses on Main Street than it had before the project began.  The $11 million renovation of the historic downtown district aimed to improve the accessibility of the City core and improve visitor experience and safety, leading to a more vibrant economic community center.  lkarno.com

 

New Hampshire PBS Inspires with Rough Cut and Other Engaging Programming

Inspires Granite Staters with engaging and trusted local and national programs on-air, online, via mobile, in classrooms and in communities. Maybe you enjoy their Rough Cut with Fine Woodworking, This Old House, travel, food, children’s or current events programming? Visit their booth at the Expo, and meet Tom McLaughlin from NHPBS’ Rough Cut with Fine Woodworking on Saturday, March 24 between 1-5 p.m.  nhpbs.org

The NH State Council on the Arts  Supports and Promotes Traditional Arts

Enhances the quality of life in New Hampshire by stimulating economic growth through the arts, investing in the creativity of students, making the arts accessible to underserved populations, and preserving heritage arts.  “New Hampshire citizens recognize and appreciate this important sector of New Hampshire’s  creative economy,” Kayla Schweitzer, Heritage and Traditional Arts Coordinator, N.H. State Council on the Arts said. “Through the perpetuation of traditional art forms, skills and knowledge, these craftsmen offer an irreplaceable link to our heritage and are important to the character of our communities and our economic vitality.  Enjoy the demonstrations sponsored by the Arts Council throughout the Expo.  nh.gov/nharts/

Here are additional profiles. More on our sponsors to be posted soon, and more on the Expo .