Historical Society's 2006 Annual Lecture Series Wraps Up
The Historical Society annual lecture ended on Friday, May 12 with a program on 19th century chairs and chair makers from Barkhamsted and the surrounding area. We hope you were able to attend one or all of the programs. Next year we will again offer the series for your enjoyment. Watch for details in late 2006 or early 2007. Below are the programs that were offered this year. We would like to thank all those who presented the lectures and thanks to Meg Wainman for handling publicity for the series.
Feb. 10 Walt Landgraf- "Forest to Sea"
Landgraf's presentation examines wood and iron resources that Connecticut produces to manufacture warship, merchant vessels to rowboats. Landgraf is a naturalist and the president the Barkhamsted Historical Society.
March 10 Roxann Lovell- "Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies"
She shows how to lure hummingbirds and butterflies to gardens through fragrant plants. Lovell is a certified Master Gardener for the State of Connecticut specializing in colonial and Victorian plants and garden design. She lectures for historical societies, garden clubs and the University of Connecticut.
April 14 Mike Day- "Dollhouses and Furniture"
His presentation stresses basic concepts to help make building your dollhouse and furniture easy to do. Day is a published dollhouse enthusiast and has given numerous talks on the subject. He taught himself the process and with the understanding of a few concepts came to realize that anyone can build their dream dollhouse complete with furnishings.
May 12 Paul Hart and Doug Roberts- "Chair Makers of Barkhamsted"
Covers background information on the different chair makers styles, construction and stenciling techniques. Doug Roberts is an authority on chairs, especially 19th century chairs made in this region of the state.