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LVHS to hold Zoom program on historical architecture

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society will hold the first program of its 2022 Zooming In On Local History Virtual Speaker Series at 3 o’clock today, Thursday, March 17. Architectural historian Dr. Carl Lounsbury will present, “Historical Architecture: How to Read Virginia’s Old Houses.”

The lecture will introduce viewers to the fieldwork of analyzing and dating historical structures by examining changes in style, materials, technology, and craftsmanship.

“Dr. Lounsbury will share his expertise about Virginia’s building traditions, especially in the Chesapeake and Tidewater region, from stately mansions to modest dwellings,” LVHS executive director Karen Hart said. “Using numerous examples and illustrations, he will help us identify typical architectural elements and understand the historical clues they reveal,” she said.

The virtual program takes place via Zoom webinar and is free for LVHS members and $5 for others. All viewers must register in advance at www.LancasterVaH...

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