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‘A House Restored’ by Lee McColgan

April 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Author Lee McColgan will talk about his new book, A House Restored.

Old houses share their secrets only if they survive. Lee McColgan committed to preserving the ramshackle Loring House, built in 1702, using period materials and methods and on a holiday deadline. But his enchantment withered as he discovered the massive repairs it needs. A small kitchen fix reveals that the structure’s rotten frame could collapse at any moment. In a bathroom, mold appears and spreads. He fights deteriorating bricks, frozen pipes, shattered windows, a punctured foundation, and even an airborne chimney cap while learning from a diverse cast of preservationists, including a master mason named Irons, a stone whisperer, and the Window Witch. McColgan’s journey expertly examines our relationship to history through the homes we inhabit, beautifully articulating the philosophy of preserving the past to find purpose for the future.

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Date:
April 19
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Bangs Center
70 Boltwood Walk
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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413-259-3060
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