This Old House Visits Blithewold Mansion
Published on Tuesday, February 05, 2013
For Immediate Release:
Bristol, RI- On February 21, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Blithewold Mansion will welcome Kevin O'Connor, host of This Old House and Ask This Old House television programs. He will give a sneak peak of the current season, as well as teach about the show's latest projects, including a 1930's cottage in the woods.
Join us in the Blithewold Living Room as we learn how This Old House is made. Kevin will give an inside look at behind-the-scene stories and photographs as well as answer all your home improvement questions. Kevin will also share stories and photographs about the Barrington Rhode Island project that appeared on This Old House last year. After the presentation Kevin will answer any remaining questions you may have as well as personalize copies of his new book, The Best Homes of This Old House.
Following a refreshment break, Architect Olga Bachilova from Our Old House will join us. She will teach about the general rules and challenges that come with historic preservation, using current New England projects as examples. The examples will include some of the new and exciting preservation projects happening at Blithewold. This will include before, during, and after photographs from the projects.
About Kevin O'Connor
Kevin O'Connor is the host of the award winning series This Old House and Ask This Old House. He is currently in his tenth season and serves on the editorial board of This Old House Magazine. In 2010 Kevin began hosting his third series called This New House, which airs on the DIY network. In September 2011 Kevin published his first book, The Best Homes of This Old House. He currently lives north of Boston with his wife and three children.
Click here for a high-res photo of Kevin O'Connor.
About Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum is a landscaped historic public garden and Rhode Island's only recognized arboretum. Situated on Bristol Harbor with sweeping views overlooking Narragansett Bay, the 33 acres of trees, lawns, flowers and gardens also features a forty-five room mansion filled with original antiques and artwork. It is the mission of Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum to preserve New England's finest garden estate through excellence in horticulture and historic preservation, and by our example to teach and inspire others.
Register early, as seats are limited. Tickets are $45 for members and $55 for non-members. To register please call 401-253-2707 ex 21 or click here.
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