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Historic Houses for Contemporary Lives Virtual Program

Old House and Barn Expo: On the Road Kick-off May 16

March 16, 2021, 12-1 p.m.

Presented by the N.H. Preservation Alliance

Zoom link sent with registration

Free. Donations encouraged.

Scott Hanson, award-winning author, will present an illustrated talk Historic Houses for Contemporary Lives about how to restore your historic house in a way that preserves its most important features and makes it livable for the 21st century.  The author of the best-selling book, Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners, will introduce the book’s concepts and share examples, photos and how-to illustrations to inspire and guide you in your own home renovation and restoration efforts.  A live question and answer period will follow.

Free registration at This program is the kick-off of the N.H. Preservation Alliance’s Old House and Barn Expo: On the Road series of virtual and in-person events that run through the rest of the year.   “Preservation and old building activity has been on the rise since the pandemic began last year when we had to postpone our popular biennial trade show,” said Jennifer Goodman, executive director of the Preservation Alliance.  “We look forward to being with our members and friends in new ways in the coming months.”  Expo programming will include topics such as old house kitchens, window repair, historic wallpaper and paint colors, barn repair, porches, moisture management, plaster repair, energy efficiency, solar, and how to research the history of your house.

Scott T. Hanson of Topsham, Maine, has thought deeply about the renovation of historic homes in his forty years as a designer, carpenter, municipal historic district regulator, historic preservation consultant, and architectural historian. His own fifteen-year renovation of a historic house, doing much of the work himself, has allowed him to put his ideas to the test and to learn from his mistakes.  Scott is a Senior Associate with the Boston office of MacRostie Historic Advisors.


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