Becoming Melrose: The Heritage of the City of Home Series

Becoming Melrose: The Heritage of the City of Home Series

Beyond the Front Door: Uncovering the Hidden History of Houses
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Meeting Room – 7-9PM

Registration required online or with a library staff member!

A view of Youle Street from the corner of Otis and Vinton Street

Have you ever wished your home could speak about its past? It might be able to answer when it was built, who lived there and what it witnessed. Unfortunately, things are not that easy. Homes speak without words and it requires a bit of sleuthing to reveal their story. Architectural Historian Ryan D. Hayward of The Preservation Collaborative, Inc. will show you how to unlock your building’s past. Using a number of sources, Hayward will provide a practical introduction that will give you the skills to interpret your house’s past. Using these newfound skills, patrons will be able to craft a compelling story of a home and its occupants. Whether 20 or 200 years old, researching a house is fun and exciting way to connect to the past.

Becoming Melrose: The Heritage of the City of Home – this series is supported in part by the Melrose Public Library, Friends of the Melrose Public Library and by a grant from the Melrose Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.