The Hudson Area Library History Room, in collaboration with the Jacob Leisler Institute, presents the next in its Local History Speaker Series: ‘A Truly American Form: Anglo Dutch Houses, Their Roots, Form, and Legacy’ by Ian Stewart.
In the former areas of New Netherland and its adjoining land a new house form arose in the latter years of the 18th Century. This house form would become a common sight in New England and much of the north in the first half of the 19th Century. This talk focuses on the framing of these houses and their various forms, as well as a brief discussion of their English and Dutch predecessors, as well as the circumstances which may have led to the creation of this hybrid.
Ian Stewart is owner of New Netherland Timber Framing and Preservation, past president of the Board of Directors of the Preservation Trades Network, and a member of the Timber Framer’s Guild. He received a Master’s degree in Preservation Studies from Boston University’s School of American and New England Studies. His woodworking career began at SUNY New Paltz and, later, as a restoration craftsman at Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, New York. He is involved in preserving historic traditions in woodworking, timber framing, blacksmithing, and masonry skills. He received the New Netherland Institute’s Alice P. Kenney Award in 2018.
A question and answer period and refreshments follow the talk. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 518-828-1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.
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