From Tree to Floorboard: Building Colonial Houses - Newport Historical Society & Newport Restoration Foundation Partner to Offer Lecture

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The Newport Historical Society and the Newport Restoration Foundation announces “From Tree to Floorboard: Building Colonial Houses," an illustrated lecture presented by Tom Paske.

Gain a new appreciation for how tools and technology affect how our homes look and feel. The Newport Historical Society and the Newport Restoration Foundation are pleased to announce the illustrated lecture “From Tree to Floorboard: Building Colonial Houses” on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 5:30pm at the Colony House on Washington Square.

Tom Paske will share some “nuts and bolts” of old houses, specifically how building materials and technological methods changed during the 18th and into the 19th centuries. He will explain the process from working with raw material to wooden floors, clapboards, roofs, moldings and more.

Mr. Paske, an Architectural Preservation Consultant form Westfield, MA, has an extensive knowledge of old buildings gained through years of field experience, particularly as a restoration contractor. He has co-taught at the Building Archeology Field School at Roger Williams University.

From Tree to Floorboard is co-sponsored by The Newport Historical Society and the Newport Restoration Foundation. The lecture costs $5 per person, $1 for NHS members. Guests should RSVP to 401-841-8770. For additional program details, visit http://www.NewportRestoration.org or http://www.NewportHistory.org.

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