Events Calendar — 65 eventsSaturday, April 18, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little's Lane, Newbury, Mass.
$60 Historic New England and Historic Deerfield members, $75 nonmembers, $50 Historic Homeowner members and students (with valid ID)
Dendrochronology, or the practice of scientifically dating timber structures, intrigues many owners of old houses. At this weekend workshop, get an introduction to this fascinating area of building conservation. Learn what dendro is, how it works, what it can and can't tell us, and how dendro dating impacts preservation decisions in historic houses. Experts William Flynt of Historic Deerfield, architectural historian Anne Grady, and Newport Restoration Foundation Executive Director Pieter Roos discuss the use of dendrochronology, what it has revealed about New England architecture, current research, and how you can access testing. Afternoon tours of the manor house at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm and nearby Swett-Ilsley House give a first-hand look at tested sites.
Box lunch is included. Registration is required. Historic Deerfield members must call to register. Please call 617-994-6644 for more information. Purchase tickets now