Annual Meeting on May 24
The Trustees of Freeport Historical Society invite the membership and public to the 43rd Annual Meeting of Freeport Historical Society taking place Thursday, May 24th, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Freeport Community Library located at 10 Library Drive.
The evening begins with a Business Meeting which will include a quick review of 2011 programs, voting on proposed Trustees, introduction of the new slate of Officers, and a farewell to two long-serving Trustees. Presentation of the Mel Collins Award and the Partners in Preservation Award as well as our recognition ceremony for volunteers will also take place.
We are honored to have as our special guest speaker this year Jane C. Nylander, author of numerous articles and books, including the authoritative Our Own Snug Fireside: Images of the New England Home, 1760-1860.
Her presentation is titled “Items of good taste and perfect specimens of economy: Freeport homes in the 1830s.” Jane C. Nylander is a nationally recognized scholar on New England social history and decorative arts and is President Emerita of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (now Historic New England). She is the former President of Strawbery Banke Museum, and former Curator of Textiles and Senior Curator at Old Sturbridge Village. She is a Trustee of the New Hampshire Historical Society, an Honorary Trustee of Historic Deerfield, a Governor of the Decorative Arts Trust, and an Advisor to the Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough, New Hampshire. Her many publications include Windows on the Past and Fabrics for Historic Buildings as well as more than ninety articles.
All are welcome to attend the meeting and lecture. Beverages and sweets will be available.