Historian to Speak at Woodlawn



ELLSWORTH — State Historian Earle Shettleworth will speak about the role of architectural plan books in 19th century Maine buildings in a lecture at the Woodlawn Museum on Thursday, July 23.

The lecture is scheduled for 4 p.m.

The books Shettleworth will speak on served as a design source for some of Maine’s best known buildings, including Woodlawn, which is based on a plan from Asher Benjamin’s book titled “The American Builders Companion.”

In 1971, Shettleworth was appointed by Governor Curtis to serve on the first board of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, for which be became architectural historian in 1973 and director in 1976.

Shettleworth has lectured and written extensively on Maine history and architecture. In March 2004, Governor John Baldacci appointed Shettleworth as state historian.

The lecture is free, although donations are appreciated.

Space is limited. Call Woodlawn at 667-8671 or e-mail [email protected] to reserve a seat.

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