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Restoring Your Historic House: The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Scott T. Hanson, author of Restoring Your Historic House: The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners, will give a talk followed by a Q & A.

Author Scott T. Hanson will talk about his new book, Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners published by Tilbury House Publishing and distributed by W.W. Norton. Based on 40 years’ experience, this 720-page hardcover volume with more than 2,000 photos and drawings was released in December 2019 and was an immediate hit across the country. It frequently holds the “#1 Best Seller” position in Historic Architectural Preservation on Amazon.

Hanson is Director of Preservation Consulting Services for Sutherland Conservation & Consulting in Hallowell, ME. With more than 40 years’ experience in the field as designer, carpenter, painter, municipal regulator, historic district commissioner, preservation consultant, historic homeowner, and author, he understands the subject in depth and enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with other old house lovers.

The presentation will introduce the book and discuss how a thoughtful approach to restoration can save both money and historic character. A question and answer period will follow. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Suggested donations for members is $5 and non-members $10. This presentation is supported in part by the SWH Director’s Fund.

This program is generously supported by Sanford & Hawley, Inc. Founded in 1884, Sanford & Hawley distributes quality lumber and building materials and employs a substantial number of workers. In addition to its Unionville location, the company operates three other “real lumberyards” in Avon, Manchester, and West Springfield, Mass.

// ABOUT THE MUSEUM // Stanley-Whitman House is a living history center and museum that teaches through the collection, preservation, research, and dynamic interpretation of the history and culture of early Farmington. Programs, events, classes, and exhibits encourage visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in history by doing, acting, questioning, and engaging in colonial life and the ideas that formed the foundation of that culture.


Stanley-Whitman House
37 High Street, Farmington, CT 06032
Farmington, CT 06032 US
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