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Old House Doctor

August 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Offered in conjunction with Design/Build: The Drawings of Phillips & Holloran, Architects (on view at the Cape Ann Museum through October 9, 2016) and in collaboration with Historic New England.

Preservation experts at this drop-in event will answer questions about preventive maintenance, researching an old house, identifying a home’s architectural style, creating historic gardens, and choosing paint colors that enhance historic houses. Visitors are invited to bring photos or images of their homes along with their questions to share with the “Old House Doctors.” Pre-registration is not required. The White-Ellery House (1710), maintained and operated by the Cape Ann Museum, will be open to the public during this event.

A $10 donation is suggested. For more information, please call (978)283-0455 x10 or email
The White-Ellery House, dated by dendrochronology to 1710, will be open during this event.

Maintenance – Pre-1850s Houses
Joe Cornish, Supervising Preservation Services Manager, Historic New England

Architectural Style – Post-1850s Houses
Joanna McKnight, Preservation Services Manager, Northern New England, Historic New England

Paint Color – Post-1850s Houses
Sally Zimmerman, Senior Manager of Historic Preservation Services, Historic New England

Historic Gardens
Gail Anderson, Historic Garden Consultant

First Period Houses on Cape Ann
Prudence Fish, Author of Antiques Houses of Gloucester

How to Research Your Old Home
Stephanie Buck, Librarian/Archivist, Cape Ann Museum

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August 6, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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