A Very Special Day!

Marian Pierre-Louis, Ken Lockridge, Meaghan Siekman
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What do you get when you combine Fieldstone Common host, Marian Pierre-Louis and September 13, 2012 guest Meaghan Siekman and November 29, 2012 guest Ken Lockridge? A very special day!

Today Fairbanks House Curator, Meaghan Siekman and Marian Pierre-Louis welcomed Ken Lockridge and his wife as they passed through Boston on their way from Montana to Sweden.

Ken Lockridge, author of A New England Town

Ken and his wife spent the day in Dedham, Massachusetts, the subject of his book A New England Town: The First Hundred Years. Meaghan Siekman, curator of the Fairbanks House (the oldest timber-frame house in America) gave the Lockridges a tour.

The group relaxed during a fun afternoon of conversation and Ken indulged the ladies by signing all their copies of his books.

Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

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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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