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Living with Your Old House
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
October 4, 2008

The Gov. John Langdon House, at 143 Pleasant Street
in Portsmouth, NH , will hold a day long seminar
on basic old house care, Living with Your Old House,
on Saturday, October 4.  Lunch is included in the
registration fee.  

The seminar offers a comprehensive introduction
to some of the first questions that confront the owner of an older house and will
be presented by Historic New England’s Historic Preservation Team.  Living
with Your Old House will present four basic lectures on aspects of maintaining
and preserving an older home, including: the case for retaining your existing
wood windows and doors, basic principles of old house insulation and energy
efficiency, planning regular maintenance schedules for old houses, and choosing
period appropriate exterior paint colors for your old house.  Attendees will have
the opportunity to submit their old house questions and get answers from the
Historic Preservation staff.  For more information or to register visit  
www.
HistoricNewEngland.org or call 603-436-3205.


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