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    September 25, 2017
    Wait! Don't Replace Your Old Windows!
    Workshop offers practical solutions for wood window restoration on September 30

    Sponsored by the NH Preservation Alliance in partnership with the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden and the Portsmouth Advocates. 

    When: Saturday, September 30, 2017, 12-2:30pm
    Where: Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, 154 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH
    Fee: Members of sponsoring organizations - $15; Non-members - $20; At the door - $25. For more information and to register, contact the Preservation Alliance at 603-224-2281 or www.nhpreservation.org.

    Save Your Wood Windows!
    Do you live in an historic house with old windows that could use a little attention?  Join us for an informative program presented by Jade Mortimer of Heartwood Window Restoration to learn why it's important to save wood windows, tips for the do-it-yourselfer and why preserving your old windows is the "green" alternative.

    Studies show that windows are only associated with 10% of a building’s heat loss. Repairing and retuning windows can often yield windows that are as efficient, or more efficient, than replacement windows, while avoiding disposal and the use of new products with relatively short life spans. Come learn why restoration of your historic windows is the “greener” choice and the best choice to retain the architectural character of your home.

    Jade will offer examples of period windows and glass, and demonstrate the steps to a wood window restoration. Discussion will include current materials for improving energy efficiency, storm window options, and the benefits to saving  your old windows. Following the presentation, program participants will tour the Moffatt-Ladd House to see the historic windows recently restored by Jade.
    The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance supports and encourages the revitalization and protection of historic buildings and places which strengthens communities and local economies.
    More information visit www.nhpreservation.org.

    The Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, one of America’s finest Georgian mansions, is a National Historic Landmark owned and operated by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of New Hampshire.  The museum interprets the history of the inhabitants of the house from 1763 through 1900 within the context of American, New Hampshire, and Portsmouth history.  It has been a museum since 1912 and is open every day for guided tours from June 1 through mid-October.  For more information visit www.moffattladd.org, or call 603-430-7968.

    Portsmouth Advocates, Inc., now a program of the Portsmouth Historical Society, was formed to promote the maintenance of the historical and architectural integrity of the buildings of the city of Portsmouth within and outside of the historic districts, and to encourage the preservation and restoration of historically significant structures. The group is dedicated to the preservation of Portsmouth's unique historic character as an essential part of making the city a better place to live and work. More information visit http://portsmouthhistory.org/portsmouth-advocates/.
    Contact:
    Kathleen Soldati, Executive Director
    kathleen@portsmouthhistory.org, (603) 436-8433