Historical preservation and renovation workshops for old houses May 21 | Advertisement
SANBORNTON – The Sanbornton Historic District Commission will host a day of seminars on Saturday, May 21 at Meeting House Hill Road Town Hall beginning at 9:30 a.m. These workshops will be led by experts from the Historic New England organization.
The morning program begins from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and features an overview of historic New England’s preservation philosophy and the Secretary of the Interior’s standards for the treatment of historic properties, including preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and reconstruction. Alongside this review of preservation principles, this session will look at typical architectural styles of buildings in and around Sanbornton and provide a framework for identifying the character-defining elements of their properties.
After a lunch break from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., the afternoon program will start at 1 p.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. In this afternoon session, participants will learn to apply the information from the morning program learned, as they undertake the routine. maintenance and consider larger projects on their properties. Participants will learn how to perform an annual assessment of their home’s conditions and tackle smaller maintenance projects to avoid larger, more expensive and invasive repairs. This session will also provide information on what to consider when making changes or planning larger projects and best practices for increasing energy efficiency in older or historic homes without compromising the character of the building.
This event is made possible in part by a grant from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, through the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. As such, they are all open to the public in addition to residents of historic Sanbornton. The historic district was created by city vote in 1984.
Save the date for a Sanbornton Historic District Virtual Walking Program with Historic Preservation Consultant Mae Williams on June 23 at 7 p.m. at the Sanbornton Historical Society’s Tavern Lane. This is another program funded by the NH Division of Historic Preservation.