Jun
3
5:30 pm17:30

The Architectural History of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, established June 12, 1800 during the administration of President John Adams, is the U.S. Navy's oldest continuously operating shipyard. Its architectural fabric represents more than 200 years of pre- and post- Navy development (the Piscataqua region’s shipbuilding tradition reaches back to the late 17th century and extends to the present day era of submarines). This lecture will include a review of historic and modern imagery to illustrate the breadth of architectural resources that existed in the past and those extant today. The work of noted architects and engineers, including Alexander Parris, B.F. Chandler and W.M.F. Poindexter, will be highlighted.

5:00 Wine and Cheese, 5:30 Lecture Begins

Tyco Center
Strawbery Banke, Portsmouthy
info@PDASociety.org

Harrisville Sampler: Barns, Mills and a Manor House
Jun
10
9:30 am09:30

Harrisville Sampler: Barns, Mills and a Manor House

Join the Preservation Alliance for a behind-the-scenes exploration of three historic sites in picturesque Harrisville. We'll start the day at Brookside Farm with property owners Carol and Drew Landry and barn contractor Richard Thompson of Sunrise Woodworks. Sunrise Woodworks has completed renovations to the two 19th century barns that were in imminent danger of collapse. After much work jacking up and fixing rotten/broken beams, both barns were suspended while the crumbling field stone foundations were removed.  One barn received a rebuilt field stone foundation while the barn attached to the house received a concrete foundation with new drainage.  After a short presentation on the history of the property, Richard Thompson will offer a guided tour of both barns explaining the barn repairs and methodology.

Tour goers will then move on to the mill village of Harrisville for an optional lunch and a presentation on the history of the mill village. Highlighted by historic maps and archival photographs, Tom Weller AIA and Chick Colony, founder and current president of the board of trustees of Historic Harrisville, will present "Village of Harrisville Time Machine from 1774 to 1947," a time-lapse 3D virtual model of the making of a mill town as it evolved over a 170 year period. Historic Harrsiville's strategic business plan for this place is a model for the state and nation's preservation movements.

And the final stop of the day will be at the spectacular Aldworth Manor. This National Register listed ca. 1840 Victorian house was relocated by train from Worcester, MA to Harrisville in 1908 by Arthur E. & Alice Childs. It was then rebuilt as an Italian villa-style residence with terraced gardens and extensive landscaping. The property had fallen into disrepair and had been vacant since the late 1990s when the Long Family purchased the 160 acre estate in 2014 to restore and use as a special events venue. With the manor's exterior newly painted and gardens replanted, the beautiful grounds with stunning views of Mt. Monadnock are now being used as a wedding venue. The Longs have recently started the rehabilitation of the interior of the manor house with plans to return it to its early 20th century grandeur. The tour offers a rare opportunity to explore this fabulous property during the early rehabilitation work with the property owners and the project architect.

Presented in partnership with Historic Harrisville and Aldworth Manor.

Tickets:

Morning at Brookside Farm, 9:30-12: Members - $15; Non-members - $20

Afternoon at Harrisville Mill Village and Aldworth Manor, 12:30-4pm: Members - $25; Non-members - $30

Full day tickets: Members - $35; Non-members - $45

Optional boxed lunch - $10

Send email to projects@nhpreservation.org or call 603-224-2281 to register.

Effingham Street Fair
Jun
24
9:00 am09:00

Effingham Street Fair

  • Effingham Preservation Society

Family games, crafts, food, vendors, pie eating contest, judging of children's art and essay "My Favorite Barn" contest and more...

Step-by-Step Profile: 1882 Timber Frame Restoration at Prescott Farm
Jul
15
9:00 am09:00

Step-by-Step Profile: 1882 Timber Frame Restoration at Prescott Farm

  • Prescott Farm - Laconia, NH

Presented in Partnership with Prescott Farm

This is the last of three workshops presented by Ian Blackman, Blackman Restoration and Preservation, during Prescott Farm's spring barn preservation project. Blackman will discuss and demonstrate the repair and restoration of the timber frame of the 1882 barn. Blackman will be replacing sills, some first floor framing, and repairing some posts during the springtime project. Restoration of the exterior surface will also be covered in the workshop. The workshop will be followed by a discussion of tools and sharpening for those interested.

Registration required online or by calling the NH Preservation Alliance at 603-224-2281.

Members (Alliance or Prescott Farm) - $20
Non-members - $25

Sep
19
5:30 pm17:30

Resurrecting the Moffat-Ladd House Parlor

The parlor of the Moffatt-Ladd House, one of the country’s finest Georgian mansions, is undergoing a refurbishment. Built overlooking the Piscataqua River circa 1760-63 by John Moffatt, the house was home for nearly 150 years to six generations of the same family including William Whipple, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and Revolutionary War General. Its furnishings include many elegant high-style examples of Portsmouth-made and owned furniture, as well as the best of 18th century taste in portraits, ceramics and other decorative arts.

Several inventories of the home were taken in the period between the late 1760s and 1789, which help to establish the original furnishings of the house. This talk will discuss the documentation for the early treatment of the Parlor and the process of researching various aspects of the room for the restoration, including physical examination, the comparison with inventories of Moffatt’s contemporaries and friends and other documentation that have informed the plan for restoration. An update on the Parlor’s restoration to date, will be given.

5:00 Wine and Cheese, 5:30 Lecture Begins

Tyco Center
Strawbery Banke, Portsmouthy
info@PDASociety.org

6th Annual Race to Save the Mill
Oct
7
10:30 am10:30

6th Annual Race to Save the Mill

  • Grafton, NH

Join the Grafton Historical Society for an 8K or 5K run at the height of foliage season. $15 registration includes a homemade lunch. Proceeds benefit the restoration of Hinkson's Carding Mill (1823). 

More information can be found on the Facebook event page

New Hampshire Barns of the 18th and 19th Centuries
Oct
17
5:30 pm17:30

New Hampshire Barns of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Sheltering livestock, equipment and grain, barns were important agricultural structures that played a central role in the early settlement and development of New Hampshire and the region. Now dwindling in number, these historic buildings bear witness to the role of agriculture in the economy and remain as symbols of our cultural heritage, signifying the rural values of hard work, productivity and self-sufficiency.

This discussion of old barns will cover early styles and construction techniques, how barns evolved and how to estimate their ages. The barn preservation movement will also be reviewed, including how to take the steps necessary to stabilize failing structures.

5:00 Wine and Cheese, 5:30 Lecture Begins

Tyco Center
Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth
info@PDASociety.org

Nov
14
5:30 pm17:30

Henry Coit Perkins: Pioneer Photographer

Henry Coit Perkins (1804-1873) was a native son of Newburyport, Massachusetts. After graduating from Harvard and the Harvard Medical School, he returned to his hometown to practice medicine as a country doctor. In the fall of 1839, he began experimenting with the daguerreotype process, a new photographic technique invented in France, by which he had become fascinated. The process was the first practicable method of obtaining permanent images with a camera and gave rise to the birth of photography as a tool of record, as well as an art form.

This presentation will explore the processes that Perkins used to produce six views of Newburyport that have become recognized as among the earliest daguerreotypes in the United States. Recent research has revealed a full portrait of Perkins and his role in early American photographic history.

Note: One of Perkin’s 1839 views of Newburyport is included in the National Gallery of Art’s exhibition “East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth Century American Landscape Photography,” in Washington, D.C., March 12, 2017 – July 16, 2017 and the New Orleans Museum of Art, October 5, 2017 – January 7, 2018.

5:00 Wine and Cheese, 5:30 Lecture Begins

Tyco Center
Strawbery Banke, Portsmouthy
info@PDASociety.org


May
23
5:30 pm17:30

Discovering the Resources: The Multi-Disciplinary Restoration of Strawbery Banke's Penshallow House

In preparation for rehabilitation of the circa 1750 Penhallow House, the structure is being investigated from multiple perspectives. Originally located at the corner of Court & Pleasant Streets, it has stood on Washington St. since 1862. Built as a single family home, for a time Penhallow included a store/office before being converted to a multi-family dwelling. In researching its residents, museum staff has focused on the African-American inhabitants of the mid-20th century. The house, which is on the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, was the home of Samuel Penhallow, town clerk during the years of the slave trade.

Lawrence Yerdon will present the overall project, placing it in the context of the Heritage House Program, an initiative in which the museum rehabilitates under-utilized space to provide commercial/residential rental opportunities, generating income for the preservation of buildings. Elizabeth Farish will introduce the one-time residents and place the house within the greater Washington St. neighborhood. Alix Martin will review the 2016 field school, display significant artifacts uncovered and present plans for ongoing investigations. John Schnitzler will share his discoveries in the house, pointing out original material and how the structure and construction techniques have changed over time.

5:00 Wine and Cheese, 5:30 Lecture Begins

Tyco Center
Strawbery Banke, Portsmouthy
info@PDASociety.org

Hooksett Heritage Day
May
20
10:30 am10:30

Hooksett Heritage Day

In celebration of Preservation Month, the Hooksett Heritage Commission is sponsoring the 13th Annual Hooksett Heritage Day on Saturday, May 20, 2017, with activities from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Plans include an open house at the old town hall, 16 Main Street, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with representatives of the Heritage Commission and the Town Hall Preservation Committee on hand to show visitors the progress made in the rehabilitation project over the past year.  Most exciting–the second floor has been removed so the main hall is now the main hall once again as it was from 1828 to 1961. Guests will also be able to view future plans and historical photos of changes to the building.

The Robie’s Country Store Historic Preservation Corp. will have scrapbooks with photos of old Hooksett at the store from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Plan a few minutes to explore Hooksett’s early times.  This is also time to browse the preservation corporation’s merchandise along with custom Hooksett items from the Heritage Commission. 

“This is our 13th year recognizing Hooksett’s story on a special day.  It’s our opportunity to acquaint residents with a little of what made Hooksett Hooksett,” says Kathie Northrup, Chair of the Heritage Commission.  “Every town has its own unique and interesting history.  Do you know Hooksett’s?  Here’s the chance to visit the historic buildings open that day and talk with the people working to give or restore life to Hooksett’s special places.” 

 

May
17
7:00 pm19:00

Forgotten Farms

  • Briggs Opera House - White River Junction, VT

The Upper Valley Land Trust and the Co-op Food Stores are co-sponsoring this provocative film as it highlights the roll of the  dairy farmer during the renaissance of local foods. Steve Taylor, Plainfield, NH farmer and former NH Agricultural Commissioner will moderate a Q & A with filmmakers and local farmers following the screening. Tickets $9 online at www.uvlt.org, $10 at the door. 

Repair and Restoration of Stone Foundations and Stone Walls
May
13
9:00 am09:00

Repair and Restoration of Stone Foundations and Stone Walls

  • Prescott Farm - Laconia, NH

Presented in Partnership with Prescott Farm

This is the second of three workshops presented by Ian Blackman, Blackman Restoration and Preservation, during Prescott Farm's spring barn preservation project. Blackman will discuss the dry-laid stone foundation restoration, drainage improvements, and cribbing techniques of this barn project. Partner with the foundation work, master stone mason Kevin Fife, Twin Elms Landscape, will be joining Blackman in this workshop. After a 30 minute break for lunch, Fife will also be running a segment on stone wall restoration. Lunch is not included. We encourage participants to bring a lunch to eat during the break if planning to stay for Fife's stone wall segment.

Registration required online or by calling the NH Preservation Alliance at 603-224-2281.

Members (Alliance or Prescott Farm) - $20
Non-members - $25

Preservation Achievement Awards
May
9
4:30 pm16:30

Preservation Achievement Awards

Join the Preservation Alliance for a celebration that features small towns accomplishing enormous tasks, small business success stories, examples of exceptional community engagement and innovative preservation strategies.  The awards recognize individuals, organizations, or businesses in the categories of restoration and stewardship, rehabilitation, compatible new construction, public policy, and educational and planning initiatives across the state.

Register online here

On-line Auction of New Hampshire Crafts, Services, Experiences and More: Cast a Bid for Historic Preservation in New Hampshire
May
1
May 20

On-line Auction of New Hampshire Crafts, Services, Experiences and More: Cast a Bid for Historic Preservation in New Hampshire

Behind-the-scenes tours, tickets to cultural sites and workshops, get-aways and valuable preservation services are available at the N.H. Preservation Alliance’s on-line auction. Looking for a special gift? You could win a private charter on the gundalow Piscataqua, a VIP trip at the Castle in the Clouds, an overnight stay at the Enfield Shaker Museum, an insider's tour of the history and architecture of Squam Lake, and much more.

Bidding runs through May 20th; check it out here.  Link here.  

Tell your friends! New items will be added in the coming days.

Auction proceeds support the Preservation Alliance’s work with Seven to Save and old barns and farms.  The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance supports and encourages the revitalization and protection of historic buildings and places which strengthens communities and local economies.

Spring 2017 Planning and Zoning Conference
Apr
29
8:00 am08:00

Spring 2017 Planning and Zoning Conference

The Alliance will present a session on successful municipal buildings at the annual planning and zoning conference, hosted by the Office of Energy and Planning.

How can municipalities work to save community landmarks that define their town? Representatives from recent successful preservation projects across the state will talk about their process and partners. Topics will include securing preservation easements, building community buy-in, and raising capital.

More information about the rest of the conference can be found here.

Apr
25
5:30 pm17:30

The Clock Watching Over Us - Amazing New Hampshire Tower Clocks & The Hampton Town Clock Project

Tower and church clocks have watched over our communities for generations and serve as focal points for town centers. These clock mechanisms may be rarely seen, but are appreciated by those who have the opportunity to explore their design and history. Discover the skill and passion required to keep these fascinating time machines working and learn what the future holds for their preservation.

The history of Hampton’s Town Clock, its partial destruction in a 1990 fire and the 25-year effort to restore it, culminating in its return to working condition and installation in a new clock tower will be presented.

5:00 Wine and Cheese, 5:30 Lecture Begins

Tyco Center
Strawbery Banke, Portsmouthy
info@PDASociety.org

"Preserving Community Character" Conference
Apr
21
9:00 am09:00

"Preserving Community Character" Conference

Sponsored by the N.H. Preservation Alliance
April 21, 2017
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Concord City Auditorium and other Concord sites

Register Online!

Join the Alliance for our biennial conference for preservation advocates and practitioners! Hear about critical issues and opportunities in the field of historic preservation, and learn from recognized experts and community leaders about the many facets of preservation. Sessions will focus on strategies for saving and repurposing community landmarks, promoting sustainability, effective planning, working with a project team, best practices in communications and for successful fundraising, and more. Choose from breakout sessions following the keynote address, and enjoy lunchtime group discussions and walking tours of downtown Concord with visits to recent and current construction projects. Cap off the day with a networking reception featuring preservation-related refreshments at the New Hampshire Historical Society (a recent preservation award winner).

Move Information and Schedule here

 

Apr
20
5:00 pm17:00

Machester Historical Society's Open Doors Arts and Culture Tour

Millyard Museum - FREE and open to the public.

Hop on the trolley and visit art galleries and museums in the city including the Millyard Museum, SEE Science Center, Art Gallery, Art on the Wall at City Hall, Langer Place, E.W. Poore, Studio 550, Farmers Market, and Arbor in the Millyard at Manchester Vineyard Community Church. The trolley stop at these locations approximately every 20-30 minutes throughout the evening. Easy parking is available at Langer Place at 55 S. Commercial Street, or at 200 Bedford Street (site of the Millyard Museum and the SEE Science Center

Assessing Old Barns: Setting a Game Plan for Repairs
Apr
15
9:00 am09:00

Assessing Old Barns: Setting a Game Plan for Repairs

Presented in partnership with Prescott Farm.

Ian Blackman of Blackman Restoration and Preservation, will lead participants through a condition assessment of the two late 19th century barns at Prescott Farm explaining what to look for while conducting an assessment, and what the findings might tell us of the history of the barn, and how to develop a prioritized game plan for repairs. Prescott Farm will be starting a complete restoration of its large 1882 barn and attached dairy barn this spring. The restoration will be from the foundation up and will involve supporting the barn while the stone foundation is rebuilt and drainage is installed.

This workshop is the first of three that will be offered during the restoration project. It's a great opportunity to be on the job site of an active barn project and be involved in a detailed discussion of the repairs, barn preservation strategies, and stewardship with barn experts. The workshop will include an overview of the Preservation Alliance's barn assessment grant program and the statewide tax intensive program for barns.  Participants are encouraged to bring photos of their own barns for discussion at the end of the program. Lunch not included, but feel free to bring a picnic lunch to eat at the farm after the program. 

This is the first in a series of three barn workshops at Prescott Farm. Scroll down in the event calendar for details on the second and third  workshops in the series:
May 13, 2017 - Repair and Restoration of Stone Foundations and Stone Walls
July 15, 2017 - Step-by-Step Profile: 1882 Timber Frame Restoration at Prescott Farm

Registration required online or by calling the NH Preservation Alliance at 603-224-2281.

Members (Alliance or Prescott Farm) - $20; all three workshops - $50
Non-members - $25; all three workshops - $65

Mar
30
7:00 pm19:00

History of Agriculture as Told by Barns

Nottingham Historical Society
Nottingham Old Town Hall
129 Stage Road, Nottingham
 

John Porter, UNH Cooperative Extension, will present this illustrated lecture focusing on three centuries of barn architectural styles and how they changed with the change in farming practices over the centuries. The evolution of barn architecture tells the story of New Hampshire agriculture. Barns changed from the early English style, to Yankee style, to gambrel and then pole barns to accommodate the changing agriculture. This presentation will be a chronological walk through time, with photo illustrations of barns around the state that are examples of these eras of agricultural history.

Free and open to the public. For information: 942-5627.

 

Saving Historic Barns Program in Wolfeboro
Mar
15
6:00 pm18:00

Saving Historic Barns Program in Wolfeboro

Lakes Region barn protected under barn preservation easement

Lakes Region barn protected under barn preservation easement

Partnering with Wolfeboro Heritage Commission - Maggie Stier

The Wolfeboro Heritage Commission is hosting a free public presentation on Saving Historic Barns on Wednesday, March 15 from 6 - 8 pm at the Wolfeboro Town Hall.  This is appropriate for residents of all towns in the area.

 Beverly Thomas, the barn preservation specialist at the NH Preservation Alliance in Concord, is the featured presenter.  As part of the Alliance's year-long campaign, 52 Barns in 52 Weeks, this program will include a PowerPoint on how people can take action to retain historic barns which are a key part of the architectural heritage of New Hampshire.  

 The program will discuss the various tools and strategies that are available to help preserve these iconic structures, including the statewide barn preservation easement program, which offers tax relief to owners who agree to maintain their historic barns.  Applications for that program will be available at the presentation and must be submitted by April 15 to gain tax relief for 2017.  

 Enter the Wolfeboro Town Hall from the back of the building where there is parking and elevator access to the second floor Great Hall. 

 For more information call Maggie Stier, chair of the Wolfeboro Heritage Commission at 603-344-1726.

 

Farm & Forest Expo
Feb
17
Feb 18

Farm & Forest Expo

Farm & Forest Expo
February 17 & 18, 2017
Radisson Hotel, Center of New Hampshire
Manchester, NH

Stop by the barn preservation booth at this year's Expo to discuss the Alliance's 52 Barns in 52 Weeks initiative, pick up barn resource materials and share stories of your barn preservation project. The booth will be hosted by the Preservation Alliance in partnership with the NH Division of Historical Resources and the NH Historic Agricultural Structures Advisory Committee.  

Our special guest Professor Thomas Visser, Director of the Historic Preservation Program, University of Vermont and author of Field Guide to New England Barns and Farm Buildings, will present "Carriage Houses, Carriage Barns and Cottage Stables" on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 10am in the Pierce Room. The program is free, no registration required. 

For details visit Farm and Forest

 

Caring for Your Paper-Based Collections: A Workshop
Jan
28
9:30 am09:30

Caring for Your Paper-Based Collections: A Workshop

New Hampshire Historical Society - presented in conjunction with the Northeast Document Conservation Center - 30 Park Street, Concord, NH  03301

This workshop offers an overview to the preservation and care of paper-based collections. Documents discussed will include bound volumes, pamphlets, manuscripts, photographs, negatives, booklets, and framed objects. Participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups and discuss documents from their collections with others.

Registration required

 

Portsmouth Advocates Presents  2016 Historic Preservation Awards
Nov
17
5:30 pm17:30

Portsmouth Advocates Presents 2016 Historic Preservation Awards

Discover Portsmouth
 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth

Awards presentation 6pm. Light refreshments will be served. Open to the public. 

Portsmouth Advocates bestow awards of excellence to owners, designers and contractors whose exceptional work enhances the city’s unique historic character.  The winners demonstrate a commitment to historic preservation and make Portsmouth a better place to live and work. On November 17, Portsmouth Advocates will continue this tradition by presenting awards to exceptional individuals and projects completed over the last year.

For additional information please e-mail advocates@portsmouthhistory.org

Nov
14
6:00 pm18:00

Button Up NH - Concord Area - the Training Center at Grappone Toyota

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. 

Concord Area - in the Training Center at Grappone Toyota, 594 NH 3A, Bow. Call the presenter Bob Eldredge at 344-4540 for details.

Cannot attend? On the website myenergyplan.net there are 15 short videos with hints and tips that are easy to accomplish.

NH Department of Historical Resources Symposium
Oct
28
8:30 am08:30

NH Department of Historical Resources Symposium

The N.H. Division of Historical Resources will host “We’re Golden: Celebrating 50 Years of the National Historic Preservation Act,” a daylong symposium focusing on historic preservation in the Granite State, in Concord on October 28, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Signed by President Lyndon Baines Johnson on Oct. 15, 1966, the NHPA declared that “the historical and cultural foundations of the Nation should be preserved as a living part of our community life and development in order to give a sense of orientation to the American people.”

“We’re Golden” will focus specifically on New Hampshire success stories related to the NHPA’s Section 106. Presenters include:

  • Lydia Kachadoorian; Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Robert Goodby, PhD; Monadnock Archaeological Consulting, LLC
  • Maureen Beauregard; Families in Transition
  • Sarah Jordan; White Mountain National Forest
  • Sean T. James and Josif Bicja; Hoyle, Tanner & Associates
  • Cpt. Logan T. Kenney; N.H. Army National Guard

There will also be a panel discussion about the history of preservation in New Hampshire, and a keynote address by Charlene Dwin Vaughn, assistant director at the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

People interested in learning more about historic preservation success stories in New Hampshire, including members of historic commissions, environmental and engineering firms, federal and state agencies, and cultural resource consultants are invited to attend.

Location:  NH Department of Transportation
7 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301 

There is no fee to attend but advance registration is required.

Seven to Save Announcement Event - Emma B. French Hall, Manchester NH
Oct
25
5:00 pm17:00

Seven to Save Announcement Event - Emma B. French Hall, Manchester NH

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
5:15-6:45 pm announcement, brief annual meeting and reception
with recognition of longtime field service representative Maggie Stier
in the Emma B. French Hall, New Hampshire Institute of Art
148 Concord Street, Manchester, N.H.

Before the announcement, visit one or more of the past
Seven to Save listees in Manchester from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Directions and additional information on touring

Visit our donation page to help the Preservation Alliance save endangered places.


Our generous Seven to Save sponsors to date include:

The Anagnost Companies / Ian Blackman, LLC Restoration and Preservation
Great Bridge Properties / JLT Painting

Christopher P. Williams Architects PLLC / Dennis Mires, PA, The Architects
Irish Electric Corp. / Milestone Engineering & Construction / Samyn-D’Elia Architects, PA

Ciborowski Associates / Cobb Hill Construction / CMK Architects
Enviro-Tote, Inc. / Finegold Alexander Architects / HEB Engineers, Inc.
North Branch Construction, Inc. / Norton Asset Management / ReArch
Turnstone Corporation / Udelsmann Associates / Windows and Doors by Brownell

Oct
15
9:30 am09:30

Button Up NH - Conway - The Gibson Center

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. 

Conway - The Gibson Center, 14 Grove Street, North Conway. Call Marianne Jackson at 340-3564 for information.

Cannot attend? On the website myenergyplan.net there are 15 short videos with hints and tips that are easy to accomplish.

Oct
12
7:00 pm19:00

Button Up NH - Exeter - Exeter Library

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. 

Exeter - Exeter Linrary, 7 Chestnut Street. Email the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce at info@exeterarea.org for information.

Cannot attend? On the website myenergyplan.net there are 15 short videos with hints and tips that are easy to accomplish.

Oct
11
7:00 pm19:00

Button Up NH - Hudson - Rogers Memorial Library

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. 

Hudson - Rogers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road. Contact Debbie Puttnam weekdays (9:00 am to 6:30 pm) at 882-8485 for information.

Cannot attend? On the website myenergyplan.net there are 15 short videos with hints and tips that are easy to accomplish.

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

 

Button Up NH - Grantham - Grantham Town Hall, 300 Route 10
Sep
27
7:00 pm19:00

Button Up NH - Grantham - Grantham Town Hall, 300 Route 10

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

Cannot attend? On the website myenergyplan.net there are 15 short videos with hints and tips that are easy to accomplish.

 

Sep
27
7:00 pm19:00

Button Up NH - Dover - Dover Public Library, 73 Locust Street

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:

Dover - 9/27, 7pm, Dover Public Library, 73 Locust Street,  Call Susan Dunkers at 516-6050 or email her at dunker@dover.nh.gov

Cannot attend? On the website myenergyplan.net there are 15 short videos with hints and tips that are easy to accomplish.

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
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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