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Lecture on “How to Read a House: Identifying Historic Buildings” by Mitch Wilds

when: Jan. 8, 2015

Lecture on “How to Read a House: Identifying Historic Buildings” by Mitch Wilds of the NC State Historic Preservation Office will take place on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7 pm at the Visitors Center of the Joel Lane Museum House at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. Admission will be $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 admission 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.

Changes and development in building materials technology provide great information to help understand the construction date and evolution of your house. Mitch will discuss datable changes in technology relating to the manufacture and use of building materials including saw marks, nails, screws, and other building materials.

Mitch Wilds is the Head of the Restoration Services Branch of the NC State Historic Preservation Office where he has been a member of the staff for thirty years assisting with the restoration and preservation of historic properties across the state. A native of Mississippi, he attended Rhodes College in Memphis and graduate school in historic preservation at Columbia University in New York.


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What visitors say

Dear Mrs. Mitchell,
You did some good explaining. Now I get what you were saying about that stuff in the house and the kitchen. That fruit in the tree I didn’t get none but people said it was good.

Tray