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Mark Your Calendars! The 2nd Annual New England Historic Home Show

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r1_c11It is almost that time of year again, as Goodrich & Company rolls out the schedule for their 2nd annual “New England Historic Home Show” in Sturbridge, Massachusetts on April 17th, 18th, and 19th (Friday – Sunday).  We at the Historic House Blog attended the inaugural show last year, and found it to be an enjoyable & informative weekend, with lots of interesting exhibitors, workshops, and lots of old house enthusiasts in attendance.

This year, the show will feature over 80 exhibitors, with many repeat exhibitors as well as some new displays, including architectual salvage, fine art restoration, millwork and mouldings, windows, porches and landscaping, restorationists, historic home reproduction companies, and many more specialists from various fields. 

4_18_08-0051Visitors to the event can also attend several interesting (and free!) workshops that may interest any old house lover, including “Paint Practices for Historic Structures,” “The Well-Dressed Bed:  From blankets to bed hangings, bolsters to bed skirts, explore the possibilities,” “Designing a Kitchen for the Historic Home,” “Creating a Rufus Porter Scene” (folk art for walls & floorcloths), “Architectural Styles in New England: Colonial Period through Mid-19th Century” (featuring Ed Hood from Old Sturbridge Village), and more!  Also, Ann Eckert Brown, author of books about pre-1840 wall stenciling and painted floors, will be on hand to sign books.

If you are interested in attending, Connor Homes (beautiful reproduction antique homes) has free admission passes they’ll generously give to the first 25 people who contact them! Call Jenni at 802-382-9082 x.100 to grab up one of the free tickets!

Th show is held at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & kicks off Friday, April 17th at 6pm.  See you there!   (Below are some more photographs we took at last year’s New England Historic Home Show. )

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