Porches of North America topic for Third Thursday Lunch
On April 17, from noon until 1:00 pm, the Vermont Historical Society will present tempting thoughts of summertime. Thomas Visser, director of the University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program, will discuss his latest book, Porches of North America. If you love to while away afternoons on a favorite porch, you will find this architectural history delightful as well as informative.
“Visser’s presentation will explore the history of this well-loved building feature, as well as many curious traditions, customs, and activities associated with porch life,” says Vermont Historical Society’s Public Programs Coordinator, Amanda Gustin.
Thomas Visser’s book examines how porches have evolved in the United States and Canada through innovations, adaptations, and revivals. Covering formal porches and verandas, as well as the many informal vernacular types, he will offer insights into broad cultural customs and patterns, as well as regional preferences and usage.
Continuing monthly through May, the Vermont Historical Society will offer Third Thursday presentations about historic topics over the lunch hour at the Vermont History Museum at 109 State Street in Montpelier. The presentations are free, and the site is handicapped accessible. Talks will take place from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the Snelling Room at the museum. Bring your bag lunch and participate in the talk.
For more information, please visit vermonthistory.org or contact Amanda Gustin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 828-2180.