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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2012

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
(603) 271-3136
shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov
Twitter: @NHCulture

Historic Buildings workshop: Sept. 29 in New Boston

Do you own an historic property?  Is there one in your town that you find fascinating?  Do you wish you knew more about ways you can help preserve New Hampshire’s historical resources?

On Saturday, September 29 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Whipple Free Library in New Boston, a new workshop, “Every Building Has a Story: Learning from – and Caring for – Historic Properties” will explore the value of New Hampshire’s historic properties and describe the many ways you can get involved in historic preservation.

Mary Kate Ryan, state survey coordinator for the N.H. Division of Historical Resources, will lead the workshop, which is sponsored by the General John Stark Scenic Byway Council. Topics include: performing basic research about historic properties, determining a building’s most important architectural features, using your building as source material, tips on energy efficiency and exploring myths of historic preservation.

Workshop attendees are encouraged to bring preservation questions about historic properties that interest them. Space is limited, so preregistration is recommended. There is no cost to attend the workshop.

For more information about “Every Building Has a Story: Learning from – and Caring for – Historic Properties,” contact Robert Piatkowski, intern1@snhpc.org, 669-4664.

New Hampshire's Division of Historical Resources, the “State Historic Preservation Office,” was established in 1974. The historical, archaeological, architectural, engineering and cultural resources of New Hampshire are among the most important environmental assets of the state. Historic preservation promotes the use, understanding and conservation of such resources for the education, inspiration, pleasure and enrichment of New Hampshire’s citizens. For more information, visit us online at www.nh.gov/nhdhr or by calling (603) 271-3483.

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