Virtual Lecture - A Return to 1774: The 21st Century Restoration of the James Brice House, Part II
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture
Time: 7 pm (EST)
In celebration of Preservation Month, join Michael K. Day, Senior Vice President, Capital Projects at Historic Annapolis, as he offers a continued behind-the-scenes look at the restoration of the James Brice House, dating back to 1774. Day will explore the daunting task of researching all of its inhabitants throughout the centuries, while investigating and painstakingly restoring the mansion to its original appearance in 1774.
Mostly shrouded in mystery for decades, the James Brice House Restoration Project will allow it to be open to the public like it never has before. A Q&A with Michael Day will follow the lecture.
Cost: $15 per household for General Admission; Free for HA Members
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This lecture will be offered virtually by Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. To learn more about Zoom and to download the app to your computer, visit the Zoom website.
About Our Presenter: Before joining HA in 2019, Mr. Day served in various capacities with the Maryland Historical Trust, including MHT’s first Chief of the Office of Planning and Educational Outreach. His responsibilities over the years have included authoring successful legislation and zoning ordinances at the state and local levels; the administration of historic preservation easements held by MHT; the administration of the capital grants and loan programs; the administration of both state and federal tax credit programs; and the administration of the state’s underwater archeology program. Michael has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Goucher College’s former Historic Preservation Certificate Program and in the Anthropology Department at Washington College. He was a lead member of the team overseeing the stabilization and re-roofing of the Hessian Barracks and the restoration of the Old Senate Chamber at the Maryland State House. Prior to joining MHT, Michael worked at Lee Meyer and Associates, a prominent preservation architectural firm in Savannah, Georgia, assisting with the development and rehabilitation of several historic properties in the Victorian historic district.
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