The Wareham Historical Society will host a program with author Beth Luey, author of At Home: Historic Houses of Eastern Massachusetts, on Mon., 9/16, at 7 p.m., Methodist Meeting House, 495 Main St., Wareham, MA 02571. Admission: Members free, Non-members $2.00
The Fairbanks House in Dedham is the oldest house in Massachusetts. It is plain — almost primitive. It has never had running water, electricity, or heat.
Architectural historians have learned a great deal about seventeenth-century construction techniques and materials from it. But what I’m interested in is the stories it has to tell, including eccentric ladies and a murder trial.
The Fairbanks family has owned the house continuously since 1637. Beth Luey will share the story of its restoration and opening to the public.
Beth Luey’s most recent books are At Home: Historic Houses of Eastern Massachusetts and At Home: Historic Houses of Western Massachusetts, both published in 2019 by the University of Massachusetts Press.
Refreshments will be served after the program. For more information about this program or the Wareham Historical Society, please visit: warehamhistoricalsociety.com, Facebook: The Wareham Historical Society or call Angela M. Dunham, WHS President, at 508-295-8578.
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