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Domestic Architecture of New England

Posted July 05, 2012, at 2:40 p.m.

Shelter may be a basic human need, but throughout history houses have taken many different shapes. On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 3 p.m. at the Wilson Museum on 120 Perkins Street in Castine, discover some of these architectural styles during a presentation by Historic New England’s Caitlin Corkins. Throughout the program, Caitlin will explore the history of domestic architecture in New England from first period colonials, through mid-century modern homes and the styles of the 20th century. Following the lecture, participants will learn how some of these architectural styles relate to early British settlement in Castine as Caitlin leads a tour through the Museum’s historic John Perkins House. This program is offered free to the public through a Community Preservation grant that the Wilson Museum received from Historic New England.

Caitlin Corkins is the Stewardship Manager for Historic New England where she monitors approximately half of the organization’s easement properties. Caitlin holds an M.S. in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont, a B.A. in History from Knox College, and a Certificate in Museum Studies from Tufts University. She is currently a member of the Boston Preservation Alliance’s Young Advisors Board and the University of Vermont’s Historic Preservation Alumni Association Board.

For more information contact Wilson Museum at 207-326-9247 or info@wilsonmuseum.org.

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