Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Promoting Historic Windows

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is doing alot of work to publicize the many benefits of keeping historic windows in place rather than replacing them. Follow the link below to see a nice piece that aired on the local Fox News show in Washington DC earlier this month.

Historic Windows Get Some Love...

Saturday, January 9, 2010

240 Year Old Tree

I came across a great story about one man's 50-year fight to keep an historic elm tree alive against all odds in Yarmouth, Maine.

Check out the story at here.


Window Workshop - January 23

In October, the New Castle Community History and Archaeology Program (NCCHAP) sponsored a window repair workshop at the Read House. The workshop, through demonstration and commentary, focused on removing sashes as well as general historic repair issues.

On January 23, 2010 from 9:45 to 11:45 am, NCCHAP will sponsor a follow-up workshop at the Read House to demonstrate window sash reinstallation.

During the workshop, Save America's Treasure's project carpenters will reinstall the sahses of the facade Palladian window, the most monumental in the house. The reinstallation process will be explained step by step, and participants will be able to ask questions about thye repair and reinstallation of their own historic windows.

Workshop admission is free, but space is limited, so reservations are necessary. Please contact Read House director Michele Anstine at 302-295-1002 or manstine@dehistory.org to reserve your space today!


For more information about preserving historic windows, check out John Leeke's great website, Historic Home Works. John has a lot of resources available including articles, videos, restoration reports and a forum to share solutions. His website is www.historichomeworks.com.

Thanksfor the info John!