Expo offers tips in preservation, restoration, remodeling of old homes, barns

MANCHESTER — More than 100 exhibitors, presenters and traditional arts demonstrators will take part in the New Hampshire Old House & Barn Expo, set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Radisson Hotel/Center of New Hampshire.

Presented by the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, the expo will feature more than two dozen programs, with a diverse lists of topics including everything from barn repair to energy efficiency and ghosts to unpopular architecture, program planners said.

Author Renee Mallett will take a look at famous haunted houses around New England, offer advice about dealing with a spirited home and invite attendees to share their own stories.

A panel of speakers will share what’s hot in mid-century modern design and preservation needs related to modern ambitions, while barn repair experts will discuss barn construction and common repair strategies.

Tom Hubka, author of “Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn,” will make a case for the importance of common 20th-century homes as featured in his book “Houses Without Names.”

Horticulturist Tovah Martin will share advice gleaned from top garden stewards as they grapple with change to bring landscapes into the next generation.

Howard Mansfield, author of “Dwelling in Possibility,” will explore what’s missing from today’s homes and how people can regain a sense of place.

Admission to the expo is $7-$10, including entry to lectures.

For more information, call 224-2281 or visit www.nhpreservation.org.

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