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Lecture on “Gambrel Roof Houses of Northeastern North Carolina” by Reid Thomas

when: Jan. 28, 2016

The JLMH is proud to present a lecture on “Gambrel Roof Houses of Northeastern North Carolina” by Reid Thomas on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7 pm at the Visitors Center of the Joel Lane Museum House at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. Admission is $16 for the general public and $11 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, and advanced payment is required. Please go to the Eventbrite web site to purchase tickets by clicking here. Be sure to include the names of all in your party; nametags will serve as tickets. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event.

Explore unique examples of gambrel roof houses in northeastern North Carolina and beyond. This image-rich presentation looks at the origins of this style and raises the ultimate question, Why Gambrel?

Reid Thomas is Restoration Specialist at North Carolina StateHistoric Preservation Office Division of Historical Resources, Department of Cultural Resources. Serving out of the Eastern Office in Greenville, since 1990, he works in 18 counties in the northeastern region providing technical restoration assistance to hundreds of private and public projects. Reid specializes in early building technology, historic paints, building conservation and disaster planning and recovery.

He is a recipient of the Quinque International Fellowship where he studied Scottish building conservation techniques and fire protection for historic properties. He was formerly Education Coordinator/ Acting Curator at Museum of the Cape Fear, N.C. Museum of History. He was educated at Campbell University. Reid was awarded the Robert E. Stipe Professional Statewide Historic Preservation Award in 2006. He currently serves as a member of Edgecombe Community College’s Historic Preservation Technology Program Board of Advisors.


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What visitors say

Thank you for touring us around the Joel Lane House. Our architecture and the way we live has come a long way throughout the years. You really gave us great information on what life was like back when Joel Lane was alive. They lived in very harsh conditions with no heat or air condition which would be very tough today. I appreciate all your help and time put in to tour us around the house.

Ward