Exploring the Architecture of Old Constitution House- Saturday, June 24

Contact: William Jenney        
Regional Historic Site Administrator
802-672-3773; William.Jenney@vermont.gov    

Judy L. Hayward
Executive Director, Historic Windsor
802-674-6752; peihwi@gmail.com  

Windsor, VT- Judy Hayward of Historic Windsor will lead an architectural exploration of the Old Constitution House State Historic Site on Saturday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m.  The program includes a slide show, lecture, and investigation of the building from the first floor to the attic, inside and out.  Ms. Hayward will discuss the significant architectural changes to this historically significant building as it evolved from an 18th-century tavern to a 21st-century museum. Her discussion will highlight Old Constitution House as an important example of early historic preservation efforts in Vermont, and will consider its role in cultural tourism today.

The program is registered with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 1 AIA Learning Unit. Architects, whether members of the AIA or not, may attend and earn credit.

Participants should wear comfortable sturdy shoes.  The first floor of the museum is ADA accessible, but parts of the tour will not be.  The program is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to tour the museum afterward for a modest admission fee to learn more about the early history of Vermont, and its 1777 Constitution.

Judy Hayward is the executive director of Historic Windsor, and the Preservation Education Institute in Windsor, Vermont.  She writes and lectures frequently on historic preservation locally and nationally.

The Old Constitution House State Historic Site is located at 16 North Main Street in Windsor. The 2017 season is May 27-October 15, Saturday-Sunday and Monday holidays, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  For further information call 802-672-3773, or visit the state-owned historic sites online at http://historicsites.vermont.gov

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