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  • Summer School of Architecture (Bač, 22-31 Aug 15)

    Bač | Dates: 22 – 31 Aug, 2015
    PROGRAMME The Summer School will take place from Saturday, August 22nd, and last until August 31st. The workdays are beginning at 10:00 AM lasting until 07:00 PM (including 1 hour lunch break). The program of the School is divided into two modules. Both modules are focusing on earth architecture of Vojvodina - the adobe and rammed earth. MODULE 1 - CONSTRUCTION OF THE ELEMENTS OF EARTHEN ARCHITECTURE: OVEN BUILDING. MAINTENANCE AND RESTORATION This module will begin on 22th of August and will last for four days. The goal of the module is to build the traditional bread oven in the household in the town. The lectures and the workshops, provided by the team of the Earth and Crafts Centre for Earthen Architecture, will focus on the process of material search, testing and preparation, the preservation actions and crafts expertise. MODULE 1 will include preparation works, mud tests, introduction to basic earth building techniques and building a bread oven, followed with the series of lectures on heritage protection and good practices. The necessary expertise for the heritage protection will be provided by the Institute of History of Art, Building Archaeology and Restoration, Faculty of Architecture and Planning - Vienna University of Technology MODULE 2 - ENERGY MONITORING IN CULTURAL HERITAGE This module will begin on 28nd of August and will last for four days. The goal of the module lectures and workshops is to develop the fitting method for the energy survey, monitoring and management for protected areas. The module will build on the data, harvested from the equipment deployed on site during the previous school, as well as the research done by the team of the Faculty of Architecture University of Belgrade & Nekoliko arhitekata design studio, developed for the project of National typology of residential architecture in Serbia. WORKSHOP Workshop of structure surveying will follow MODULE 2, demonstrating the available tooling for the purpose of heritage preservation. STUDY TRIP Prior to Module 2, a study trip will be organized, for the purpose of visiting an example of good practice in sustainable built. A detailed certificate will be provided by the organizer for the purpose of obtaining ECTS credits. ELIGIBILITY We are inviting international participants: professionals and students of architecture, technology, civil engineering, sustainable building, building physics, architectural conservation and art history, as well as the enthusiasts. COSTS AND FEES The early bird registration fee is 200 EUR (100 EUR per module, 25 EUR per day) and includes costs of tuition (workshops + lectures), working material and boarding (three meals per day + accommodation). We provide accommodation in near-by boarding house (mostly dormitory-style). Fees do not include travel costs. Given the hands-on character of the Summer School, it is mandatory to bring your own laptop. Internet connection will be provided by the organizer. The installation of required (free) software will be communicated in a timely manner. The early bird prices are available until the July 20th 2015. The full price is 250 EUR for entire 10 days course (workshop and field trip included) of 120 EUR per 4 days module. It is possible to attend daily program as well, paying the price of 30 EUR per day.
  • The Avery Review: Climates

    Dates: 02 Jul – 16 Oct, 2015
    The Avery Review is seeking submissions. Following on this December’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, the Avery Review is announcing an open call for contributions to our forthcoming print edition on the intersections of architecture and climate change. In it, we hope to continue exploring the many ways that design thinking both reveals and reacts to the exigencies of environment. Submissions should consider what we talk about when we talk about climate, particularly within the disciplinary purviews of architecture and its allied fields. How does climate inflect our understanding of things like human settlement, global migration, spatial violence, and resource extraction? How does climate figure, historically and at present, in our conception of what architecture is and does? What are the material and conceptual infrastructures that render climate legible, knowable, and actionable, and what are the spatial implications of these infrastructures? How do these interrelated questions offer new vantage points on the architectural ramifications of climate change, extending and amplifying our understanding of ideas like resiliency, sustainability, and ecotechnology? In short, we seek reviews of “climates” in architecture. Please read the detailed brief on our website, and submit essays by October 16, 2015.
  • Piranesi’s Paestum: Master Drawings Uncovered

    Stanford | Dates: 19 Aug, 2015 – 04 Jan, 2016

    Stanford, Calif.—A major exhibition of Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s last master works—15 exquisitely rendered drawings made in 1777 of three ancient Greek temples in Paestum, southern Italy—opens at the Cantor Arts Center on August 19.Piranesi’s Paestum: Master Drawings Uncovered, which also includes prints and rare books of the period, sheds new light on this celebrated 18th-century artist’s working method and on the considerable impact of his oeuvre on 18th- and 19th-century architectural taste. The Cantor is the only West-Coast venue for this exhibition, which originated at Sir John Soane’s Museum, London.

    While Piranesi (1720–1778) is primarily known as the creator of such famous print series as the Vedute di Roma and especially the Carceri d’Invenzione (see biographical paragraph below), this exhibition focuses on some of his rare drawings. The Paestum drawings are Piranesi’s most extensive body of work devoted to a single topographical site.

    Made in preparation for his Différentes Vues…de Pesto—a book finished by his son, Francesco, and published posthumously in 1778–79—the drawings depict views of the three great Doric temples in the former Greek colony of Poseidonia, which in the third century B.C. was conquered by the Romans and renamed Paestum. (The temples were originally identified as the Basilica, the Temple of Poseidon and the Temple of Juno or Ceres, but are now determined to have been dedicated to Hera I, Hera II and Athena.) Left abandoned and cut off by a swamp, Paestum’s ruins were rediscovered in 1746 thanks to the construction of a new road. They sparked intense interest among artists and architects including Piranesi, and the consequent drawings, prints, paintings and models of the temples revolutionized people’s understanding of early Greek Classical architecture in general and the Doric style in particular. Roman architecture, until this time deemed the style that architects should emulate, now seemed derivative.

    The drawings on view are also unusual within Piranesi’s portfolio due to their level of detail. Although Piranesi made preparatory drawings for most of his famous etchings, he typically drew the majority of his composition directly onto the copper plate at the engraving stage. These drawings, however, contain details very close to those of the finished prints, and it is speculated that Piranesi, aware of his failing health, included as much detail as possible so that Francesco could finish the work that his father had begun. Piranesi uses the full repertoire of his draftsmanship to create images that artistically represent the architecture of the Paestum temples and also bring out their evocative, rustic setting. Meanwhile the consecutive application of pencil, brown and grey washes, and pen and ink—sometimes with the addition of red chalk or white chalk highlights—creates a layered effect comparable to the repeated bitings used during the printing process.

    Piranesi also employs the scena per angolo, a drafting method developed by 18th-century Italian stage-set designers, which replaces a drawing’s traditional, one-point perspective with several diagonal axes, thereby allowing the artist to open up the three-dimensional space for greater dramatic effect. This method was especially useful in a setting like Paestum, where many spectacular vistas were visible through the temples’ colonnades.

    Well-known British architect and collector Sir John Soane, whose own oeuvre was deeply inspired by classical architecture, acquired these drawings at an auction in 1817. Since then the works have been held in the collection of a museum that Soane established in his own house after becoming a professor of architecture at the Royal Academy.

    The Cantor has augmented Piranesi’s drawings with prints that include a portrait of Piranesi by the Italian artist Francesco (“Felice”) Polanzani (c. 1700–after 1783), and rare books by British and French architects who explore the importance of early Greek architecture both in Greece and in the Magna Graecia region (Southern Italy and Sicily). The books are on loan from Stanford University Libraries, Department of Special Collections; University of California, Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library; and the University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center.

    Wim de Wit, the Cantor’s adjunct curator of architecture and design, is delighted that the Cantor has brought this important exhibition to Stanford University and the greater Northern California community. “These drawings are unique works of art created by one of the most ingenious artists of late-18th-century Italy, and they have never been displayed anywhere outside Sir John Soane’s Museum in London until this exhibition tour,” said de Wit. “The exhibition also raises important questions about why the drawings were made and when, about the relationship between the artist’s drawings and the finished prints and about the late-18th-century revival of interest in the Doric style.”

    Exhibition Organization and Support
    This exhibition was organized by Sir John Soane’s Museum, London. We gratefully acknowledge support for the exhibition’s presentation at the Cantor from John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn, Frances and Theodore Geballe's Pre-19th-Century European Art Fund, and Mary Anne Nyburg Baker and G. Leonard Baker, Jr.

    Giovanni Battista Piranesi
    Piranesi was born in 1720 in Mogliano Veneto, north of Venice. As a young man, Piranesi studied architecture under his uncle Matteo Lucchesi, a Venetian engineer who served as the magistrate of waterworks. He also learned etching and engraving under Giuseppe Vasi, and often visited Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, one of the great painters of his day. Around 1745, after his move to Rome, he began two projects that brought him fame: Carceri d’Invenzione, a fantastical series of 16 prints showing enormous subterranean vaults filled with labyrinthine staircases and massive machines, and Vedute di Roma, views of Rome depicting both the modern city and its ancient ruins. Later in his life he devoted himself to the measurement of many ancient Roman structures, which led to the publication of Roman Antiquities of the Time of the First Republic and the First Emperors. He also opened a printing facility, embarked on the restoration of Santa Maria del Priorato church in the Villa of the Knights of Malta in Rome, became a member of the Accademia di San Luca and was made a knight of the Golden Spur. He created his last master works, the Paestum drawings, at the end of a long illness, and died in Rome in 1778.

    Cantor Arts Center
    The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University is a vital and dynamic institution with a venerable history. Founded in 1891 with the university, the historic museum was expanded and renamed in 1999 for lead donors Iris and B. Gerald Cantor. The Cantor’s encyclopedic collection spans 5,000 years, includes more than 40,000 artworks and beckons visitors to travel around the world and through time: from Africa to the Americas to Asia, from classical to contemporary. With 24 galleries presenting selections from the collection and more than 20 special exhibitions each year, the Cantor serves Stanford’s academic community, draws art lovers from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond and attracts campus visitors from around the world. Free admission, free tours, lectures, family activities plus changing exhibitions make the Cantor one of the most well-attended university art museums in the country and a great resource for teaching and research on campus.

  • LUTAH

    Riverside | Dates: 10 – 10 Jul, 2015
    LUTAH explores the life of a little known architect who left a big legacy. She designed iconic buildings such as the Lobero Theater, Vedanta Temple, and the Botanic Garden and was integral to rebuilding a damaged Santa Barbara after the 1925 earthquake. Lutah designed exquisite homes in many styles for some of Santa Barbara’s greatest philanthropists and spent hundreds of volunteer hours laying the foundation for the Santa Barbara Landmarks Commission. She did all of this as an independent woman at the turn of the 20th century. This is the untold story of Lutah Maria Riggs. Lutah navigated her way through the male-centric world of architecture and brought a fresh take to the established architectural styles of Southern California. From Spanish Colonial Revival to Art Deco, to Modernist and back to Traditionalism, Riggs mastered the art of experimentation. Her attention to detail, use of new materials, environmental concerns, and love of the natural landscape brought a unique and specific quality to her work. As one of her contemporaries said, “With Lutah, there was no such thing as impossible; it just took a little bit longer.” For 60 years Lutah blazed a trail for architects and women, relying on the courage of her convictions and a hint of eccentricity. In a time when most women’s highest expectation was marriage Riggs pursued her passion and created a life of independence, an exceptional choice for a woman at that time. In addition to her buildings, Lutah also left a legacy: She was a self-made woman who boldly overcame barrier after barrier. LUTAH offers never before seen photos and journal entries from Riggs’ personal collection, and candid interviews reveal the woman behind the drafting table. With stunning footage of some of Santa Barbara’s most iconic structures and a rare glimpse of private homes, LUTAH sheds light on true Santa Barbara treasures. Join us for a film screening of LUTAH on Friday, July 10 at 6:00pm. Q&A with archivist and independent scholar, Melinda Gandara, to follow. The CBU Gallery is located at 3737 Main Street, Ste 101. in Riverside. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12noon - 8:00pm.
  • Cliff May and the California Home

    Riverside | Dates: 01 Jul – 06 Aug, 2015
    Throughout his career, Cliff May’s ideas about “home” and “western living” continuously evolved. In his search for a house best suited for California, May looked to local, indigenous dwellings scattered throughout Southern California for inspiration. The thick, adobe walls and red tile roofs of the California Missions suggested materials best suited for the desert climate, while the enclosed courtyard and inward focus of early haciendas and rancherias provided a model for outdoor living. Cliff May and the California Home traces the development of the twentieth century ranch house as a building type through the work of designer and builder, Cliff May. From May’s first family residence, “Cliff May House 1,” to “Cliff May House 5,” May incorporated ideas about modern living into designs that were inspired by and distinctly tied to the history of the Southern California landscape. Each of his homes responded to the needs of modern life and established the idea of the California lifestyle as relaxed, easy living with a connection to the outdoors. The objects chosen for this show highlight this relationship. From the framed courtyards and patios of his early designs to the glass skylights and sprawling plans of his later work, May relied on the form of the ranch house to establish the idea of the California lifestyle; relaxed and informal outdoor living. The CBU Gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday, 12noon - 8:00pm. Join us on Friday, July 10 for a 6:00pm screening of LUTAH followed by Q&A with archivist Melinda Gandara.
  • Architecture on Film: The Iron Ministry + Songhua

    London | Dates: 14 Jul, 2015

    An exploration of China through the lens of filmmaker and anthropologist J.P. Sniadecki. 

    A researcher from Harvard’s revered Sensory Ethnography Lab (from which has come films such as Leviathan (2012) and Manakamana (2013)) Sniadecki’s singular, experimental and engaging work continually breaks its own fourth wall, blurring the line between documentary and art in its search to reveal the construction of places, people and film itself. This screening presents two of Sniadecki’s works in London for the first time, using a pair of infrastructural arteries – one ecological, one industrial – to reveal keen insights into the labour, life and economy of a nation on the move.

    The Iron Ministry


    The Iron Ministry
     offers a vital armpits-and-all social portrait of China via the mobile microcosm of a journey on what will soon be the world’s largest railway network.

    A montage of multiple rail journeys into one, the film offers audiences a trip in a cinematic carriage, in which ongoing changes in China’s society and economy, technology and development, hopes and fears, all ride. Both painting sensorial pictures and engaging passengers in intimate dialogue, the camera becomes a fellow passenger of the train – both a participant and an observer – in the film’s non-narrative investigation into the realities of contemporary China, the passage of modernity, and the possibilities of documentary form.

    “[The film’s accomplishment is found in the encounters between the many elements that went into the making of the film...] The classic, iconic, and clichéd encounter between the railways and cinema; the encounter between human beings and the physical/architectural space of each train car (and how that encounter shapes bodies, postures, gestures, interactions, etc); the encounters between passengers – and between passengers and the filmmaker – within the fleeting social space that each train car creates; the encounters between ideologies, motivations, aspirations, and values within those encounters; and the encounter between a filmmaker and a small hand-held consumer camera and the cinematography that it produced.”
    – J.P. Sniadecki

    China/USA, 2014, J.P. Sniadecki, 82 mins. Mandarin with English subtitles.

  • Junior Architects: Designing and Building My New Home

    Chicago | Dates: 30 Jul, 2015

    In 1908, Frederick Robie, a young Chicago businessman, hired Frank Lloyd Wright to build a modern home for his family. Robie wanted a house with wide open rooms filled with light, and great views of the surrounding neighborhood. Robie described his new home as “the most ideal place in the world.”

    What would your ideal home look like? Would it have a pool, a green roof, lots of windows, or how about an indoor slide instead of stairs? Let your imagination run wild and try your hand at constructing your perfect home from cardboard and found objects. Supplies will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own objects to add to their constructions. 

  • October After Hours at Robie House

    Chicago | Dates: 02 – 30 Oct, 2015

    Wright’s architectural masterpiece is the venue and you are on the guest list. Gather with friends as the Robie House comes to life after hours. Wander the celebrated spaces of this icon of modernism while enjoying live music, drinks, light hors d’oeuvres and a festive, casual atmosphere.

    Every Friday in October
     
  • Free Summer Open House at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

    Oak Park | Dates: 17 Jul, 2015
    July 17 is the anniversary of the first public tour given in 1974 at the landmark Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. Join us for a free Open House from 5 pm to 8 pm. Enjoy free tours and refreshments, work on an art project in the courtyard, and pose for pictures with Frank.
  • Saturday Studio: Surface

    Chicago | Dates: 25 Jul, 2015
    Work with great architects, designers, engineers and mentors from the Chicago area! Our hands-on, studio-based workshops offer design challenges and real-life problem-solving. Come explore the exciting worlds of architecture, engineering and construction with the CAF team. These events are free and open to all teens.
  • Design Dialogues: Downtown Hotel Boom

    Chicago | Dates: 14 Jul, 2015

    Many long-vacant historic office buildings are benefiting from Chicago’s ambitious tourism goals, as hotel conversions are popping up all over the loop. Will we continue to see more hotels like the Virgin, LondonHouse at the London Guarantee, and the Chicago Athletic Association step in and bring new life to historic buildings?

    Panelists:

    • John Rutledge, Founder, President & CEO, Oxford Capital Group, LLC; developer converting the London Guarantee Building into LondonHouse
    • Cindy Chan Roubik, ALA, LEED AP, Preservation Architect, City of Chicago Historic Preservation Division
    • Paul Alessandro, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, Principal, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture; architect of Chicago Athletic Association Hotel and the Hampton Inn at the Chicago Motor Club Building
    • Moderator: Chris Bentley, Midwest Editor of Architect’s Newspaper and WBEZ contributor
  • Session Proposals Invited for Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel at Leeds 2016

    Leeds | Dates: 01 Jul – 31 Aug, 2015
    To encourage the integration of Byzantine studies within the scholarly community and medieval studies in particular, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 23rd International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 4–7, 2016. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies. The thematic strand for the 2016 IMC is “Food, Feast & Famine.” See the IMC Call for Papers (https://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/imc2016_call.html) for additional information about the theme and suggested areas of discussion. Session proposals should be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website site (http://maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/23rd-international-medieval-congress/). The deadline for submission is August 31, 2015. Proposals should include: -Title -100-word session abstract -Session moderator and academic affiliation -Information about the three papers to be presented in the session. For each paper: name of presenter and academic affiliation, proposed paper title, and 100-word abstract CV Successful applicants will be notified by mid-September if their proposal has been selected for submission to the International Medieval Congress. The Mary Jaharis Center will submit the session proposal to the International Medieval Congress and will keep the potential organizer informed about the status of the proposal. If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse session participants (presenters and moderator) up to $500 maximum for EU residents and up to $1000 maximum for those coming from outside Europe. Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided. Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging. Receipts are required for reimbursement. The session organizer may act as the moderator or present a paper. Participants may only present papers in one session. Please contact Brandie Ratliff (mjcbac@hchc.edu), Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.
  • What is New is Old: A History of The New School

    New York | Dates: 08 Jul, 2015

    A lecture and slideshow with Julia Foulkes, Associate Professor of History, The New School.

    In 1919, the New School for Social Research opened with courses in the social sciences, social work, and public affairs in New York “because it is the greatest social science laboratory in the world.” The school was not quite a university: it did not offer formal degrees. The founders thought that people would come to the school for “no other purpose than to learn.” It sought to make education relevant to the issues of the day, to remain ever new.

    Nearly 100 years later, the school is now a multi-faceted university and a hub in the political, intellectual, and cultural life of New York City and Greenwich Village. This event will be dedicated to commemorating the dynamic history of The New School and the Greenwich Village neighborhood where it resides.

    Admission: Free, reservations required at 212.475.9585 x35 or rsvp@gvshp.org

    This event is sponsored by the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students (BPATS) at The New School and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

  • The Architectural Impulse: Artists on Architecture

    New York | Dates: 09 Jul – 14 Aug, 2015

    Cristin Tierney Gallery is pleased to present The Architectural Impulse, a group exhibition of artists whose works draw from the materials, processes and theoretical concerns of the architectural discipline. Curated by architect Warren James, The Architectural Impulse features artists Aziz + Cucher, Filip Dujardin, Elise Ferguson, Richard Galpin, Carmen Herrera, Barbara Kasten, Alois Kronschlaeger, Jennifer Marman + Daniel Borins, Jean Shin, Jorge Tacla and Francisco Ugarte. The exhibition opens on July 9th with a reception from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and Alois Kronschlaeger, Jorge Tacla, Jennifer Marman + Daniel Borins, Elise Ferguson and Aziz + Cucher will be present. 

    A panel discussion on this theme will be held at the Center for Architecture on July 8th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Moderated by Jing Liu and with Alois Kronschlaeger, Jean Shin and Elise Ferguson as guests, the discussion will take place at 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY and will be followed by a reception.

  • High Rise, Low Impact

    New York | Dates: 08 Jul, 2015

    The construction of a single tower will typically require thousands of tons of steel, concrete, and glass, and the carbon impacts associated with the extraction and transportation of these materials can be substantial. Join us in exploring the design and material choices that can be made to reduce the impact of these dynamic structures, shaping our modern skylines.

    First, Bob Fox of COOKFOX Architects will speak to the design challenges and opportunities of tall and super-tall structures with a specific focus on carbon impact. Then, Andreas Tselebidis of BASF will discuss these same contributing elements from the material selection perspective, focusing on the concrete industry, one of the largest producers of carbon dioxide.

  • The Edge of Water: Trends and Best Practices in Building Water Use

    New York | Dates: 07 Jul, 2015

    It's time to talk about water. Please join us for a lively presentation and discussion on the current water paradigm, and what we can do in building design and operation to reduce the use of potable water.

    YR&G’s Lauren Yarmuth will speak to clever and eye-opening opportunities for effective water management, including best practices and new technologies in the industry. Taking place in the GROHE showroom, the event will also highlight some of the current products on the market, and the intersection of high design, quality experience, and resource efficiency.

    SCHEDULE

    6:00 - 6:30 PM  Registration and Reception
    6:30 - 7:30 PM  Presentation and Discussion

    7:30 PM Join us for Happy Hour! Continue the discussion over drinks at Black Door, located at 127 West 26th Street.

    2-FOR-1 ADMISSION

    Take advantage of our special promotion––bring a friend to this event and he or she will receive free admission. Enter your guest's name during registration.

    Special thanks to GROHE for hosting this event.

  • SESAH Publication Awards

    Dates: 28 Jun – 15 Aug, 2015
    SESAH’s annual Publication Awards honor outstanding scholarship about the architecture of the South or by authors who reside in the South (defined as SESAH member states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia). Three categories of publication are recognized: books, journal articles, and essays published in book format. Criteria for consideration include the publication’s contribution to scholarship, as measured by the potential impact on the field through the author(s) methodological approach and analysis; breadth of research and resources; and quality of production, particularly in the illustrations and photographs selected. All entries should be well-written, and each should be an original and thorough piece of scholarship. Articles in ARRIS are automatically considered eligible, or nominated for consideration by the committee, if the subject and author criteria are met. Publication dates for nominations must fall within two years of the award, i.e., current and previous years, to ensure entries reflect contemporary scholarship. Actual copies of books can be sent to Daves Rossell, Chair Savannah College of Art and Design 2428 Tennessee Ave. Savannah, GA 301404 912-272-7115 erossell@scad.edu Clifton Ellis, Vice-Chair Associate Dean of Academics Elizabeth Sasser Professor of Architectural History Texas Tech University College of Architecture 42091 18th Street and Flint Avenue Lubbock, TX 79409 Tel: 806-742-3136 clifton.ellis@ttu.edu Michael Kleeman, Committee Member Program Coordinator – Design Art Institute of Atlanta 2977 Layton Ave. Atlanta, GA 30318 cmkleeman@gmail.com
  • Appleton's Jackson House

    Portsmouth | Dates: 12 Aug, 2015
    Wednesday, August 12, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    Jackson House, 76 Northwest Street, Portsmouth, N.H. 

    This special tour of Jackson House (c. 1664) focuses on William Sumner Appleton's 1924 restoration, using letters and other communication to delve into the thought process and early preservation theories of Historic New England's founder. Enjoy light refreshments in the orchard.

    Free to Historic New England members
    $10 nonmembers

    Registration is required. Please call 603-436-3205 or buy online.
  • Capturing Hamilton House

    South Berwick | Dates: 15 Aug, 2015
    Saturday, August 15, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

    Hamilton House, 40 Vaughan's Lane, South Berwick, Maine

    Twenty-six-year-old Elise Tyson Vaughan began taking photographs of life at Hamilton House when she moved there in 1898. From the wallpaper hanger to tea in the garden with friends, she documented her time there and left behind a collection as useful to historians as it is beautiful. Now you can follow in her footsteps. 

    Bring your camera on this ninety-minute exclusive tour and snap away. Flash, extra lighting, and tripods are not permitted and all photos are for personal use only. 

    $15 Historic New England members
    $30 nonmembers

    Registration is required. Please call 207-384-2454 or buy online.
  • Rediscovering the Colors of History: The Story of the Historic Color Paint Palette

    Wiscasset | Dates: 09 Aug, 2015
    Sunday, August 9, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

    Nickels-Sortwell House, 121 Main Street, Wiscasset, Maine

    Have you used historic paint colors in your home? Join us for this illustrated talk in which Sally Zimmerman, senior preservation services manager at Historic New England, reveals the twentieth-century origins of historic paint color research. 

    Hear the stories of four women who pioneered the use of historic colors in house museums and private homes. Learn how historic paint color palettes can enhance the appearance of any interior.

    Program takes place in the barn (entrance on Federal Street).

    $5 Historic New England members
    $10 nonmembers

    Registration is recommended. Please call 207-882-7169 or buy online.