In the Merrimack Valley: Historic New England “Save Energy” Workshop

Historic New England – formerly known as the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (SPNEA) – is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the nation. It was founded in 1910 by William Sumner Appleton* to preserve and present the cultural and architectural heritage of New England, from historic properties to humble necessities, from art and artifacts to gardens and furniture. As part of its mission to preserve and present New England heritage, the organization has a full calendar of events. Of interest to locals is an energy-saving workshop focused on older and historic homes that is co-sponsored by the Lowell Historic Board.

Save the Date

Friday, March 4, 2011

1:30 – 4:30 pm in Haverhill, Massachusetts

Historic New England announces

Ask the Experts Old House Clinic:

“Energy Retrofits for Your Older or Historic Home”

Join Historic New England’s old house energy experts for an afternoon workshop with demonstrations on how you can save energy with appropriate retrofits to your older or historic home, including weatherizing wooden windows and doors, adding insulation, and maintaining and upgrading heating and ventilation systems. Let our preservation experts answer your questions on energy retrofits that can “green” your old house!

For a full look at Historic New England – its history, mission, properties and programs – check out the website here:

*William Sumner Appleton was the grandson of Nathan Appleton – one of the owners of the  “water-powers” of the historic Pawtucket Falls, a  founder of  the Merrimack Manufacturing Company and one of the the founding fathers of the City of Lowell.


Call Sally Zimmerman, 617 994 6644, or email for more information on the workshop.