Admission: Members- free, Non-members $2.00
The Fairbanks House in Dedham is the oldest house in Massachusetts It is plain–almost primitive. It has never had running water, electricity, or heat. The Fairbanks family has owned the house continuously since 1637.
Architectural historians have learned a great deal about 17th-century construction techniques and materials from it. But what Beth Luey is interested in is the stories it has to tell, including eccentric ladies and a murder trial.
At a special presentation to the Wareham Historical Society, she will share the story of its restoration and opening to the public.
Beth Luey’s most recent books are At Home: Historic Houses of Eastern Massachusetts and At Home: Historic Houses of Western Massachusetts, both published in 2019 by the University of Massachusetts Press.
Refreshments will be served after the program. For more information about this program or the Wareham Historical Society, call Angela M. Dunham, WHS President, at 508-295-8578.