Old House Doctor at the White Ellery House

Experts from the Cape Ann Museum and Historic New England are teaming up Saturday, August 6 to answer all your old house questions and needs from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Museum’s White-Ellery House, 247 Washington Street in Gloucester.

Preservation experts at this drop-in event will answer questions about preventive maintenance, researching an old house, identifying a home’s architectural style, creating historic gardens and choosing paint colors that enhance historic houses. Visitors are invited to bring photos or images of their homes along with their questions to share with the “Old House Doctors.”

Pre-registration is not required.

A $10 donation is suggested. For more information, please call (978)283-0455 x10 or email info@capeannmuseum.org.

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Specialists and areas of expertise:

Maintenance – Pre-1850s Houses
Joe Cornish, Supervising Preservation Services Manager, Historic New England

Architectural Style – Post-1850s Houses
Joanna McKnight, Preservation Services Manager, Northern New England, Historic New England

Paint Color – Post-1850s Houses
Sally Zimmerman, Senior Manager of Historic Preservation Services, Historic New England

Historic Gardens
Gail Anderson, Historic Garden Consultant

First Period Houses on Cape Ann
Prudence Fish, Author of Antique Houses of Gloucester

How to Research Your Old Home
Stephanie Buck, Librarian/Archivist, Cape Ann Museum

Historic Preservation
Bill Finch and Carol Rose, Finch & Rose Preservation Consultants

Old House Magazine

Patricia Poore, Editor