Author Archives: John Poole

About John Poole

My interests include historic homes, architectural preservation and restoration, improving the energy performance of old houses, and traditional timber frames.

Milford Preservation Trust Honors George Washington Victory Days

Milford Preservation Trust is honoring George Washington’s “Victory Days” this Saturday, October 15th, from 10 AM to 2 PM, at the historic John Downs homestead (“The Minuteman House”), 139 North Street, Milford, Connecticut. According to Milford Presentation Trust’s Tim Chaucer, … Continue reading

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Connecticut Open House Day

Just a reminder that this coming Saturday, June 11th, 2016, is Connecticut Open House Day, when scores of Connecticut history organizations and museums will be opening their doors to the general public. The Derby Historical Society will be celebrating Connecticut … Continue reading

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Historic Tax Credits Workshop

The New Haven Preservation Trust will be hosting a free workshop on the State of Connecticut’s Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credits program, on Saturday, September 19th, 2015, from 9:30 to 11:30 AM, at the Fair Haven Library, 182 Grand Ave, New Haven, … Continue reading

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Rare Colonial Sampler Display: 23 May 2015

The Milford Preservation Trust will be hosting a display of rare, colonial samplers this coming Saturday, May 23rd, from 9AM to 12 noon, at Milford’s John Downs House (aka, “The Minute Man House”), 139 North Street, Milford. This is a fund … Continue reading

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CIA Lobby Day: 13 May 2015, 12N – 3PM

Please join supporters of the Community Investment Act and Connecticut State Legislators this Wednesday, 13 May 2015, for the Community Investment Act Lobby Day! Help express our concerns over proposed cuts to this very important and highly successful community and cultural … Continue reading

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Working Lands Alliance Call To Action for 21 April 2015

As many of you are aware, drastic funding cuts have been proposed in Gov. Dan Malloy’s state budget for the next two years that will adversely affect a number of important public causes, including historic preservation, protection of farmlands and open spaces, … Continue reading

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#CTPlacesMatter Rally, April 8th

The #CTPlacesMatter rally to preserve public funding in Connecticut for historic preservation, humanities, and historical programs, is to be held tomorrow afternoon, April 8th, 2015, in Hartford, from 1PM to 5PM. Jointly organized by the Connecticut Humanities Council, Connecticut Trust for … Continue reading

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Historic Tax Credits Session

PLEASE NOTE: MILFORD PRESERVATION TRUST PRESENTATION RE HISTORIC PROPERTIES TAX CREDITS WILL GO ON AS SCHEDULED. DAR BUILDING, 55 PROSPECT STREET from 2 to 4pm, February 22nd. ANY QUESTIONS CONTACT 203 314 9016. Milford Preservation Trust will host a public … Continue reading

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Saving Milford’s Historic Houses

The Milford Historical Society will be hosting the Milford Preservation Trust for a presentation entitled “Saving Milford’s Historic Houses”, on the evening of January 19th, 2015, at 7:00 PM, at Mary Taylor Methodist Church, 176 Broad Street, Milford, Connecticut. This … Continue reading

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Downtown Derby Revitalization Study Update

A public information meeting on the City of Derby’s Downtown Derby Revitalization Study will be held this coming Wednesday evening, 7 January 2015, at 6:30 PM, in the Joan Williamson Aldermanic Chambers of Derby City Hall, One Elizabeth Street, Derby, … Continue reading

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