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Special Lecture Series Celebrating National Preservation Month

Understanding Your Old House
National Preservation Month Series
Tuesday, May 15, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass.

$5 Historic New England and Waltham Historical Society members, $10 nonmembers

Getting to know more about your old house –who built it and when, what’s special about it, and how it can be sensitively updated –gives you a sense of confidence about owning and caring for it. Learn how to piece together the history of your old house as Joseph Cornish, senior stewardship manager at Historic New England, shows where to look to track down records of your home’s history, and what the surviving physical evidence of your old house has to say about its past.

Understanding your house’s history can help you better plan for its future. If you are planning for a big project or just wondering if you should modernize a bathroom, you may not be sure where to start or whether you will be damaging something special about your old house. Sally Zimmerman, manager of historic preservation services at Historic New England, talks about the differences between preservation and rehabilitation and how to think through and plan for making changes to an old house. Part two of a four-part series celebrating National Preservation Month this May. Jointly sponsored by the Waltham Historical Society and Historic New England, Inc.

Registration is required. Special pricing available for tickets for entire series.
Please call 617-994-5959 for more information. Purchase tickets now!