Porches of North Amer­ica topic for Third Thurs­day Lunch

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS - Mont­pei­ier, VT

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 amanda.gustin@state.vt.us or (802) 828-2180.

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