The Birth of a Preservationist

The Birth of a Preservationist ~ A visit to Monticello in 1969.

One of the events in my childhood that led to a career in historic preservation was a family visit to Monticello and Williamsburg when I was 7, in 1969.

A few years ago, my mom found a couple of reels of home movies shot by my father on that trip. I’m the bashful blond boy in yellow, caught on film discovering his passion for preservation. A few years after this I volunteered to help restore my hometown railroad station and have continued to learn about and work on historic structures since then.

Fifty years after this visit to Monticello, I published “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners,” written to share the lessons I learned in those years with historic house owners who typically don’t have the budget to hire a preservation consultant like me.

Signed and personalized copies of the award-winning and bestselling 720-page hardcover book are available in our shop, YourHistoricHouse.com/shop/.

Our shop also carries select preservation and restoration titles by other authors. Save on cost and shipping with our multi-book combo packs!

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