Building History Day at the Ephrata Cloister

On Saturday, June 6, 2009 the Ephrata Cloister hosted their Building History Day. This was a day with traditional crafts being demonstrated, speakers on the topic of historic building and the evolution of domestic architecture, and tours of the unrestored floors of the Sisters’ House.

We were invited over the winter to host a seminar – we had never attended this event and where pleasantly surprised at the number and quality of the demonstrators. I would recommend this event to anyone interested in traditional building methods or techniques.

Our seminar topic was contemporary additions to old homes – after going through the nuts and bolts of the “rules” we had fun showing pictures of “the good, the bad and the ugly” – the discussion among the attendees was fun as we picked apart each addition.

I would like to publicly thank the Ephrata Cloister Associates for inviting us to be a part of such an interesting and worthwhile event. I hope we are invited back next year.