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
Strawbery Banke, Portsmouthy