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“Saving the Sash” Window Repair Workshop

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The Portsmouth To Plymouth Museum Trail time on Nov 20, 2013, just after I had arrived as director of the Wright. As I remember, 9 people came. I wanted to help form a cohesive collection of cultural institutions that would showcase the great offerings available in NH. Now we are 15 and we have accomplished so much in such a short period of time. It is a testament to the dedication to all the

members that we have achieved most of the goals we spoke about at that first meeting. With rising expenses, diminishing staffs, increasing tasks that demand our time and attention, collaboration among institutions like those that form the Trail are essential to every museum and cultural organization. Because we have such diverse offerings, Trail members

are not in competition, so working together to enhance each member of the group is only logical. I am so proud of the members and happy to have them as colleagues and as friends. I think we will continue to grow in membership and will create something beneficial that will last.” This is a unique opportunity to “experience” See Trail on 19

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Fifteen museums from Portsmouth to Plymouth and several from farther north hope visitors hit the “Experience New Hampshire Heritage: The Portsmouth to Plymouth Museum Trail.” According to Michael Culver, executive director of the Wright Museum of World War II in Wolfeboro, “I invited organizations to meet at the Wright for the first


Kids dressed in period costumes follow an educator at the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm in Tamworth Village during one of the many educational programs held there throughout the summer. There are many great education opportunities for all ages at New Hampshire’s museums. This year, fifteen museums have joined together as part of the Photo courtesy remick museum “Experience New Hampshire Heritage: The Portsmouth to Plymouth Museum Trail.”

On Saturday, June 6th from 9am – 3pm join the N.H. Preservation Alliance at the Enfield Shaker Museum in Enfield, NH, for a hands-on workshop presented by Jade Mortimer, Heartwood Window Restoration, on the techniques of wooden window restoration. Paint removal, glazing, lead safety practices, sash rope replacement, weather stripping and storm window choices will be covered. Participants may bring their own sash or use one provided, Preservation Alliance and Enfield Shaker Museum Members $60; nonmembers $70. Preservation Alliance new-member special $80 (includes program and 1-year Alliance membership). For more information or to register, contact Beverly Thomas, (603)224-2281 or www.nhpreservation. org. Enfield Shaker Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational institution.

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