Show Notes – The Fairbanks House with Meaghan Siekman

The Fairbanks House with Meaghan Siekman on Fieldsone Common

The Fairbanks House in Dedham, Massachusetts

Following are some notes on items that were mentioned during the 13 September 2012 interview with Meaghan Siekman, curator of the Fairbanks House (the oldest timber-frame house in America).

The podcast of the interview is now available.

You can learn more about the Fairbanks House at their website and Facebook page.

Next year’s Fairbanks Family Reunion will be held August 10, 2013.

The dendrochronology tests performed on core samples from beams in the Fairbanks House were conducted by the Oxford Dendrochronology Labratory in Oxford, England. Their website provides information about dendrochronology tests at the Fairbanks House and many other historic New England homes.

Travis Parno is the archeologist who conducted the archeological digs at the Fairbanks House in 2009 and 2010.

The Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family in America, 1633-1897 by Lorenzo Sayle Fairbanks is available online in digital format.

Curator Meaghan Siekman

Curator Meaghan Siekman

The best published source for information about the Fairbanks House is The Fairbanks House: A History of the Oldest Timber-Frame Building in New England by Abbott Lowell Cummings.  Two copies of the book that were given away as door prizes were generously donated by its publisher, the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

The Fairbanks House offers tours Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm and Sundays 1:00-4:00pm, May through October each year.

Special 90-minute tours are being given by the curator, Meaghan Siekman. Contact the Fairbanks House for information on dates and times or call 781-326-1170. 

Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

The Fairbanks House is now Archived as a Podcast

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The most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring curator Meaghan Siekman talking about the Fairbanks House (the oldest timber-frame house in America) is now available for download as a podcast.

The podcast can played through the computer using your default media player or downloaded to iTunes (just click the iTunes button on the main page).

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Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

The Door Prizes are Ready!!

This week Fieldstone Common has some extra special door prizes.

Marian Pierre-Louis will be giving away two pairs of free tickets to tour the Fairbanks House in Dedham, Massachusetts.

One pair of tickets is for the general 60-minute Fairbanks House tour (a $24 value).  The other is a pair of tickets for the special 90-minute curator tours of the house (a $40 value).

These door prizes will be of most value to Fieldstone Common listeners who live within driving distance of the Fairbanks House. The free tours are provided courtesy of the Fairbanks House.

Recognizing that many listeners are spread out across the United States we are also offering two copies of the book The Fairbanks House: A History of the Oldest Timber-Frame Building in New England by premier architectural historian Abbott Lowell Cummings. These books are provided courtesy of the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Be sure to set a reminder for Fieldstone Common in you calendar and get ready at 1pm EST today to hear some great discussion with curator Meaghan Siekman and win some door prizes.

Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

The Fairbanks House with Meaghan Siekman

The Fairbanks House in Dedham, MA
The Fairbanks House in Dedham, MA

The Fairbanks House in Dedham, Massachusetts, built c. 1637 is the oldest timber-frame house in America. It was unique for being owned and lived-in by 8 generations of the Fairbanks family. No other family ever lived in this house. But this house is not just the best preserved 17th century home, it also demonstrates the changes that have occurred in New England and American history over 372 years.

On Thursday, September 13, 2012 Fieldstone Common host, Marian Pierre-Louis, will speak with Fairbanks House curator, Meaghan Siekham. Meaghan will explore many topics that bring the history of the Fairbanks House alive including the mysteries of the house, Puritan Superstitions, the lives of women at the house and much more.

Door Prizes

Tune in live to be eligible to win one of two copies of the book The Fairbanks House by Abbott Lowell Cummings generously donated by the New England Historic Genealogical Society. We’ll also be giving out two pairs of tickets to tour the Fairbanks House.

Meaghan Siekman, curator of the Fairbanks House
Meaghan Siekman, curator of the Fairbanks House

SHOW DETAILS

Title: The Fairbanks House with Meaghan Siekman
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2012
Time: 1:00-2:00pm EST
Location: Fieldstone Common Radio – Sign up (i.e. follow) for a show reminder 

Fieldstone Common is live radio streamed via the internet. All episodes are recorded and made available afterward as a podcast.

Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

Show Notes – Joe Manning and the Lewis Hine Project

The Lewis Hine Project with Joe Manning on Fieldstone Common

Joe Manning

Following are some notes on items that were mentioned during the 6 September 2012 interview with Joe Manning about the Lewis Hine Project.

The podcast of the interview is now available.

You can learn more about Joe Manning in general from his website, Mornings on Maple Street

Joe’s website is also the portal to all the online information about the Lewis Hine Project.

Read more about Lewis Hine in his Wikipedia profile.

The Lawrence History Center in Lawrence, Massachusetts is currently displaying an exhibit based on the Lewis Hine Project focusing on the children of Lawrence photographed by Lewis Hine. The exhibit is running through September 30, 2012.

Joe Manning was featured in a Yankee Magazine article (available online) in 2011.

Steeples by Joe ManningThe Lewis Hine photos which are the basis of Joe’s research are available for viewing from the Library of Congress website .

The door prize given away during the show was a book authored by Joe Manning, Steeples: Sketches of North Adams.  Other books by Joe Manning include Disappearing Into North Adams and Gig at the Amtrak

Here is a Pinterest site that features Lewis Hine photos, including shots from when he photographed the construction of the Empire State Building. It includes the iconic photo of the construction works sitting on the beam over New York City. It also shows some of Hine’s Ellis Island photos.

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Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

The Lewis Hine Project now Archived as Podcast

by Derickkwa

The most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring a discussion with Joe Manning about the Lewis Hine Project is now available for download as a podcast.

The podcast can played through the computer using your default media player or downloaded to iTunes (just click the iTunes button on the main page).

Listen to internet radio with Fieldstone Common on Blog Talk Radio
Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

Photos from the Lewis Hine Collection

Here are sample photos from the Lewis Hine Collection housed at the Library of Congress.  Some of these are photos which Joe Manning will be talking about in his Fieldstone Common Interview today at 1pm EST.

Addie Card of Vermont
Mamie LaBarge of Winchendon, Massachusetts

Spinners in Lawrence, Massachusetts
Workers from Lawrence, Massachusetts
Lawrence, Massachusetts

Photos taken by Lewis Hine, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

Upcoming in September on Fieldstone Common Radio

Be sure to mark your calendar. We’ll be giving away some great books during the live broadcasts of Fieldstone Common.

6 Sept 2012 at 1pm EST
Joe Manning of the Lewis Hine Project

 

The Lewis Hine Project with Joe Manning. Lewis Hine was the photographer whose early 20th century photos of working children shaped child labor laws in the United States. For the past seven years, Joe Manning has been conducting the Lewis Hine Project, an effort to track down and interview the descendants of child laborers photographed by Lewis Hine in the early 1900s. His work has resulted in stories about the lives of over 300 of those children.
13 Sept 2012 at 1pm EST
Meaghan Siekman, curator of the Fairbanks House in Dedham, MA

 

The Fairbanks House with Curator, Meaghan Siekman. Not only is it the oldest timber-frame house in America, the Fairbanks House is full of stories and mysteries. Meaghan will explore many topics including the mysteries of the Fairbanks House, Puritan Superstitions, the lives of women at the house and much more.
20 Sept 2012 at 1pm EST
Author Diane Rapaport

 

The Naked Quaker with Diane Rapaport. Lawyer and historian Diane Rapaport extracts tantalizing tales from the pre-Revolutionary court records for her book, The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England. Twenty-five true stories—amusing, poignant, shocking—bring history to life.
27 Sept 2012 at 1pm EST
The Photo Detective, Maureen Taylor

 

The Last Muster with The Photo Detective, Maureen Taylor. The Last Muster – Images of the Revolutionary War Generation is a collection of pictures and stories of the last survivors of the American Revolutionary War and some of their family members. We’ll also be talking to Maureen about her book Fashionable Folks Hairstyles 1840-1900.
Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

The Lewis Hine Project with Joe Manning

Lewis Hine photo courtesy of the LOC

Join Fieldstone Common host, Marian Pierre-Louis, this Thursday as she speaks with Joe Manning about his fascinating Lewis Hine Project.

Lewis Hine was the photographer whose early 20th century photos of working children shaped child labor laws in the United States.

For the past seven years, Joe Manning has been conducting the Lewis Hine Project, an effort to track down and interview the descendants of child laborers photographed by Lewis Hine in the early 1900s. His work has resulted in stories about the lives of over 300 of those children. The project has been featured on numerous National Public Radio news and interview programs, and in a lengthy article in Yankee Magazine. It is now also a current exhibition at the Lawrence, Massachusetts History Center.

Joe Manning

SHOW DETAILS

Title: The Lewis Hine Project with Joe Manning
Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012
Time: 1:00-2:00pm EST
Location: Fieldstone Common Radio – Sign up (i.e. follow) for a show reminder

Fieldstone Common is live radio streamed via the internet. All episodes are recorded and made available afterward as a podcast.

Lewis Hine photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Joe Manning photo courtesy of Joe Manning.

Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis