Subject: Mon. April 8 - Meet Chris Wigren and hear about "CT Architecture: Stories of 100 Places"

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Fairfield County Preservation Network
Christopher Wigren
Deputy Director
Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation
Book Talk and Book Signing 

Norwalk Historical Society
Mill Hill Museum
Mon. April 8, 6-8pm

The Fairfield County Preservation Network, a program of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, is pleased to invite all members of the public to celebrate the architecture of Connecticut with Christopher Wigren, author, architectural historian, and deputy director of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, who will discuss his well-received new book Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places. 

The meeting is generously hosted by the Norwalk Historical Society at its Mill Hill Museum site and will take place Monday April 8, 6-8pm.  Connecticut boasts some of the oldest and most distinctive architecture in New England, from Colonial churches and Modernist houses to refurbished 19th century factories. In his guide to this rich and diverse architectural heritage, Wigren introduces readers to 100 places across the state. Written for travelers and residents alike, the book features buildings visible from the road. Sign up for this free event here. Refreshments will be served.
The Book
Featuring more than 200 illustrations, Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places is organized thematically. Sections include concise entries that treat notable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities, emphasizing the importance of the built environment and its impact on our sense of place. The text highlights key architectural features and trends and relates buildings to the local and regional histories they represent. There are suggestions for further reading and a helpful glossary of architectural terms.
A project of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, the book reflects more than 30 years of fieldwork and research in statewide architectural survey and National Register of Historic Places programs.
After Chris Wigren's talk about his book, Connecticut Architecture: 100 Places will be sold onsite by Fairfield University Bookstore and Chris will sign and dedicate the books. Once you see the book, we're sure you will want to keep one and gift one! We thank the Bookstore for coming out to this event.
Mill Hill Historic Park is located on top of Mill Hill, overlooking the head of the Norwalk Harbor.  It consists of  three historic buildings, the 1835 Town House (Meeting House), 1826 Downtown District Schoolhouse (Little Red Schoolhouse), c.1740 Governor Fitch Law Office, Mill Hill cemetery (3rd oldest in Norwalk) and a Colonial Herb garden.  Through the efforts of the Norwalk Historical Society they have been preserved and established in one location as a monument to early Norwalk. Click for Directions. Limited parking onsite; general parking is located across the street, follow signs to overflow parking.

Gate Lodge at Mathews Park, 301 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850, United States
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