Historic New England will be holding an Ask the Experts program , “A Primer on Dendrochronology,” on April 18 from 9 AM – 2:30 AM at the Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass.
In addition to hearing from experts Anne Grady, Bill Flynt, and Pieter Roos on current research, conducting studies, and using dendro to plan for preservation, attendees will have the opportunity to tour three sites either already tested or with testing potential.
- 9:00 – 9:05 a.m. Welcome; Bethany Dorau, Regional Site Manager, North Shore, Historic New England
- 9:10 – 9:15 a.m. Logistics and Introductions; Sally Zimmerman, Senior Preservation Services Manager, Historic New England
- 9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Current Research in New England Dendrochronology; Anne Grady, Independent Scholar, Lexington, Mass.
- 9:45 – 10:15 a.m. It’s All About the Rings: Conducting a Dendrochronology Study;Bill Flynt, Architectural Conservator, Historic Deerfield
- 10:15 – 10:30 a.m. – Break
- 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. What Dendro Taught Us at Newport Restoration Foundation; Pieter Roos, Executive Director, Newport Restoration Foundation
- 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Questions and Answers
- 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Lunch
- 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. On-site Examinations of Dendro Testing Results at Spencer-Pierce-Little House and Stekionis Tenant House; Anne Grady, Bill Flynt
- 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. On-site Examination of Dendro Testing Potential at Swett-Ilsley House; Bethany Dorau, Anne Grady, Bill Flynt