On this week’s episode of the Practical Preservation Podcast, Danielle spoke with Abbie Samson, of Samson Historical. Samson Historical is a provider of 18th Century reproductions. Abbie told us about the range of products offered by Samson Historical and how they can help customers find time appropriate items. You can find Samson Historical’s full catalog on their website at: https://www.samsonhistorical.com. You can also follow them on Instagram at samson_historical and Facebook at @SamsonHistorical

On this week’s episode of the Practical Preservation Podcast, Danielle spoke with Mike O’Neill about Barry Gfeller’s photography and how it helped preserve images of Main Street America. From the National Building Museum’s website, “ Gfeller Collection: Main Street USA portrays roughly 250,000 buildings and 3,750 communities in 44 states and six Canadian provinces. Taken together, the images are a rare snapshot of late 20th-century North America.”

Mike also discussed his role in the preservation and donation of this important collection.

You can find more information about the collection at www.gfellercollection.org, or at the National Building Museum.

This week on the Practical Preservation Podcast Danielle spoke with author Maureen Ogle about her book, “All the Modern Conveniences: American Household Plumbing, 1840-1890”. Maureen and Danielle discussed the development of indoor plumbing in American homes during this unique period in history when not all homes came with modern amenities.

You can find Maureen on her website at: https://www.maureenogle.com, and contact her via email at: [email protected]

On this week’s episode of the Practical Preservation Podcast, Danielle spoke with Andrew Cushing, Bureau of Historic Sites Chief for the New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Danielle and Andrew discussed how and why to research the history of your home.

You can contact Andrew via phone at (603 )271-3238 or via email at [email protected]

On this week’s special Halloween episode of the Practical Preservation Podcast Danielle spoke with Leslie Stainton, author of “Staging Ground: An American Theater and Its Ghosts” about the historic Fulton Theater in Lancaster Pennsylvania.  They discussed place preservation, the theater’s history dating back to the 1700’s, and Leslie’s experience with a ghost hunter on the grounds.

You can find “Staging Ground: An American Theater and Its Ghosts” at the Penn State University Press online bookstore, or at major online retailers. 

 

On this week’s episode of the Practical Preservation Podcast we spoke with Marc Jamieson of Ontario, Canada based Heather & Little, a family owned custom metal fabrication business. Marc started with the family business as a child and learned the ins and outs  as he grew up, now Marc’s son is starting his sheet metal apprenticeship.  Listen in to hear more about why restoration building is green building and about some of the unique projects Heather and Little has worked on. 

 

You can contact Heather & Little via phone at 866.855.5371, or by email at [email protected]

On this week’s episode of the Practical Preservation Podcast Danielle spoke with author Michael Olmert about his book Kitchens, Smokehouses, and Privies: Outbuildings and the Architecture of Daily Life in the Eighteenth-Century Mid-Atlantic.  Michael explained how by looking at buildings, we can discover clues about every day life from when they were used.  We also learned about hexagonal and octagonal rooms, and why 18th century American dairies had northern facing doors.  

You can find Michael in the English Department at University of Maryland.  

On this week’s episode, we spoke with Kelly Parks, realtor at Paris Gibson Realty in Montana, specializing in
historic farms, ranches, and estates. We discussed Kelly’s experience with her historic homes, and her advocacy for historic spaces in Montana and across the country. We also discussed positive trends in preservation and why we shouldn’t be afraid of taking on historic renovation projects.

You can contact Kelly via email at [email protected] or by phone at 406-788-6826.

On this week’s episode of the Practical Preservation Podcast we spoke with author Marc Howard Ross about his book Slavery in the North: Forgetting History and Recovering Memory.  Marc told us about his research and how how got interested in learning about how America chooses to document, or forget, history. 

You can contact Marc via email at [email protected] 

On this week’s episode Danielle spoke with John Phillips of Associated Crafts & Willet Hauser Architectural Glass, Inc about the modernization of stained glass preservation and why educating customers is critical.

You can find more information about Associated Crafts & Willet Hauser Architectural Glass, Inc. on their website at: https://stained-glass-window.us.