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6/26/06   July Program Grant-Funded

Thompson-Ames Historical Society’s monthly program in July will feature Richard Wilson’s presentation “Victorian Architecture in New Hampshire,” with photos to make the subject come alive.

This 7:30 p.m., Monday, July 10th program will take place at the Society’s Union Meetinghouse, at 24 Belknap Mountain Road, in Gilford Village, following the Society’s 6:00 p.m. potluck picnic supper. The public is invited to attend the supper; just bring your favorite potluck dish to contribute to the annual gathering.

Thompson-Ames Historical Society has received a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council to sponsor this program. Additional funding is provided by the Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation, which is underwriting T-AHS’s 2006 Programs and Events.

The July 10th program, which is free and open to the public, will share the in-sights of Richard W. Wilson, who holds the Commonwealth Professor’s Chair in Architectural History at the University of Virginia. A frequent lecturer for universities, museums and professional groups, and a television commentator for “America’s Castles,” “American Experience” and the history channel, he has also published widely with many articles and books including: “McKim, Mead & White Architects” (1983) and co-author of “The American Renaissance, 1876-1917” (1979), “The Machine Age in America, 1918-1941” (1986), “The Art that is Life: The Arts and Crafts Movement in America” (1987), to name a few.

The accompanying photo of Gilford’s Methodist-Episcopal Parsonage of 1879 is one that will be included in Richard Wilson’s presentation, which is viewed as an opportunity to promote this special interest beyond the classroom walls, including during a lively discussion afterwards which will be accompanied by light refreshments.

“Victorian Architecture in New Hampshire” is one of over 50 programs and exhibits available to organizations statewide, through the “Humanities To Go!” catalog.

For more information, contact the New Hampshire Humanities Council in Concord at 224-4071 or on the web at www.nhhc.org.

For further information about Thompson-Ames Historical Society, please view the Society’s website www.gilfordhistoricalsociety.org.