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#FBF - Flash Back Friday!

#TBT is this week's #FBF (it was a busy week...) so flashing back to 2005 when the Reverend Samuel Harrison House in Pittsfield was listed as a Most Endangered Historic Resource. Samuel Harrison was born into slavery in 1818 and by 1850 found his way to Pittsfield and became pastor for the Second Congregational Church. Among his many accomplishments, Rev. Harrison is notable for being the chaplain for the Massachusettts 54th Regiment during the Civil War. This first all black infantry unit was portrayed in the 1989 movie “Glory”. His residence in Pittsfield had fallen into disrepair when it was listed in 2005, but through dedicated efforts, it received a “Save America’s Treasures” grant and

According to Forbes, Don't Buy Replacement Windows

A new Forbes Magazine article is touting what many preservationists know and believe already: don't just go out and buy replacement windows for your historic home. The article features comments from some of our preservation colleagues and practitioners around the state, including Window Woman of New England, Alison Hardy and Historic New England's Sally Zimmerman. It's great to see this issue getting more coverage! Pictured above: Jade Mortimer of Heartwood Window Restoration teaches hands-on window restoration. Read the article here: "Don't Buy Replacement Windows for Your Old House"

Field School: October 19 & 20

Though summer is still here, it's not to early to think about school! Historic New England is announcing their next Field School in Preservation Philosophy and Practice. This biennial event will happen on October 19 and 20 in Woodstock, CT at Roseland Cottage. The school is limited to only 22 people so act now if you are interested! For more information see below or click here. Field School in Preservation Philosophy and Practice Friday, October 19, 2018, 1-5:30; Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8:30 - 5:00 Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock, Conn. Historic New England's weekend Field School in Preservation Philosophy and Practice is designed for graduate students, professionals, and adv

2 Preservation Job Opportunities

Preservation Worcester currently is currently accepting resumes for two (2) positions at their organization. Click below to view the job descriptions: Development Associate Education Director For more information or questions please email Executive Director Deborah Packard. To learn more about our local partner, Preservation Worcester, visit their website.

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