940 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, Connecticut 06517
Talking About Preservation Spring Series Starts on May 25, 2022
Talking About Preservation: Undertaking a Passive House Retrofit
On Wednesday, June 1st at noon, we will be joined by Karin Patriquin of Patriquin Architects who will talk about a recent retrofit of their office to Passive House standards which are used in designing new buildings, or retrofitting existing ones, to be highly energy efficient. The best part is their office is a significant Federal style commercial building constructed in 1816! Ms. Patriquin will talk about the challenges and rewards from this project and what it could mean for the future of preserving historic buildings.
Picturing History, Historic Landscapes of Connecticut Opening Reception
June 11, 2022 from 1:00pm-3:00pm
Thanks to our photographers and voters, you helped us raise appreciation for historic Connecticut landscapes and over $4,000 to support our work during the GogoPhoto contest! All the submissions were fantastic and our jury carefully picked 37 photos out of the submitted 81 for the traveling gallery show. “Viewer’s Choice” in each of the four categories was selected by YOU and will be exhibited too!
An outdoor reception and gallery opening is planned for June 11th from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Art League of New Britain, 30 Cedar Street, New Britain. Walking tours of Walnut Hill Park (Olmsted design) will be offered at 2:00 and 2:15. Tours will be 30-40 minutes and require walking uphill and up several flights of stairs OR you can drive your car up to the top and join the tour there. Please register here.
The exhibit will be at the Art League for all of June 2022 and all are encouraged to visit during normal gallery hours.
Link to Preservation Connecticut: https://preservationct.org
Here’s the map for the Connecticut Barns Trail: https://connecticutbarns.org/images/uploads/CT_BarnsTrailmap_10_02_13.pdf
Explore data, historical analysis, images, and other barn-related information: https://connecticutbarns.org
The Creative Places Website is live! Creative Places Projects identified significant sites associated with artists and writers and their work.
With its proximity to the cultural hub of New York City and its quieter suburban and rural landscapes, Connecticut was fertile ground for artists and writers in the period of Modernist movements between 1913 and 1979. Many of these cultural figures are well known through biographical and critical studies. Creative Places seeks to show how place played a significant role in creative work, and how in turn the artists and writers influenced communities in Connecticut.
Here’s the link to Creative Places: http://connecticutcreativeplaces.org
Image Credits: preservationist.org unless otherwise noted