Stenton: Researching & Re-shingling Stenton's Roof Webinar

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Researching & Re-shingling Stenton's Roof Webinar

Please join Stenton staff and Sara Gdula, an Architectural Conservator at Materials Conservation, to learn about the firm’s recent roof and chimney research at Stenton, which also involved students in the Wood Seminar from the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania. The project was part of the winter re-shingling of Stenton’s hipped roof and dormers by Kurtz Roofing and Construction. Roof restoration made possible by generous funding from the McLean Contributionship and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program.

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July 23, 2020 1:00 pm(GMT+00:00)



Stenton is one of the earliest, best-preserved, and most authentic historic houses in Philadelphia. Completed in 1730 as a country-seat, plantation house for James Logan - Secretary to William Penn; merchant, politician, justice, scientist, and scholar – Stenton was home to six generations of the Logan family, as well as a diverse community of servants and enslaved Africans, including Dinah, who lived and worked at Stenton for over 60 years. Furnished with 18th- and 19th-century Logan family objects, and remaining in little-altered condition, a visit to Stenton offers an unparalleled experience of early Pennsylvania.

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