Mid-River Bulletin Board
A timely event and information service for and by the communities in and around the Mid-Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire

Another Look at the Rockingham Meeting House

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
via Zoom link
Internet
Web

 

Back by popular demand, paint sleuth Susan Buck offers clues about the early look of the Rockingham Meeting House at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19 via Zoom. At the 1798 town meeting, money was raised to paint the new building, but no mention is made what color.

Buck is known internationally for her historic preservation detective work at landmarks such as Colonial Williamsburg, Mount Vernon and Monticello and has worked at UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Beijing’s Forbidden City.

In early August Dr. Buck spent several days on site collecting paint and wood samples from the interior and exterior of the meeting house as well as from the 1816 hearse, funeral bier, and hearse barn that comprise this National Historic Landmark. The samples were examined microscopically and with colorimetry to determine colors and chemical compositions of the various finishes used over the past 223 years.

To receive an invitation to join this live zoom presentation, contact programming@rockinghamlibrary.org or call the library at (802) 463-4270.

Dr. Buck’s draft report can be viewed on the Historic Preservation Commission web page at www.rockbf.org



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Mid-River Bulletin Board
A timely event and information service for and by the communities in and around the Mid-Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire

Another Look at the Rockingham Meeting House

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
via Zoom link
Internet
Web

 

Back by popular demand, paint sleuth Susan Buck offers clues about the early look of the Rockingham Meeting House at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19 via Zoom. At the 1798 town meeting, money was raised to paint the new building, but no mention is made what color.

Buck is known internationally for her historic preservation detective work at landmarks such as Colonial Williamsburg, Mount Vernon and Monticello and has worked at UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Beijing’s Forbidden City.

In early August Dr. Buck spent several days on site collecting paint and wood samples from the interior and exterior of the meeting house as well as from the 1816 hearse, funeral bier, and hearse barn that comprise this National Historic Landmark. The samples were examined microscopically and with colorimetry to determine colors and chemical compositions of the various finishes used over the past 223 years.

To receive an invitation to join this live zoom presentation, contact programming@rockinghamlibrary.org or call the library at (802) 463-4270.

Dr. Buck’s draft report can be viewed on the Historic Preservation Commission web page at www.rockbf.org



The Mid-River Bulletin Board is facilitated by WOOL-FM.
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Mid-River Bulletin Board
A timely event and information service for and by the communities in and around the Mid-Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire

Another Look at the Rockingham Meeting House

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
via Zoom link
Internet
Web

 

Back by popular demand, paint sleuth Susan Buck offers clues about the early look of the Rockingham Meeting House at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19 via Zoom. At the 1798 town meeting, money was raised to paint the new building, but no mention is made what color.

Buck is known internationally for her historic preservation detective work at landmarks such as Colonial Williamsburg, Mount Vernon and Monticello and has worked at UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Beijing’s Forbidden City.

In early August Dr. Buck spent several days on site collecting paint and wood samples from the interior and exterior of the meeting house as well as from the 1816 hearse, funeral bier, and hearse barn that comprise this National Historic Landmark. The samples were examined microscopically and with colorimetry to determine colors and chemical compositions of the various finishes used over the past 223 years.

To receive an invitation to join this live zoom presentation, contact programming@rockinghamlibrary.org or call the library at (802) 463-4270.

Dr. Buck’s draft report can be viewed on the Historic Preservation Commission web page at www.rockbf.org



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