Posted on | September 12, 2007 | No Comments
On Saturday, Sept. 29, from 1-4 p.m., some of the town’s oldest homes will be open to the public as part of the self-guided “If Walls Could Speak” historic homes tour, sponsored by the Friends of Cook Memorial Library. The afternoon event features a unique opportunity to visit several of the houses featured in the book, â€œIf Walls Could Speak“ Revisited in 2005 by Jean Ulitz and Chris Clyne. The original book and its 2005 update were published by the Friends and are on sale as part of the day’s fundraising activities.
Three area homes dating back to 1790 that are featured in the book will be open for touring, along with “Seven Hearths” in Wonalancet (circa 1912). These early homesteads contain many interesting details from their pasts, including chimneys of hand-made bricks, original wood beams, and walk-in fireplaces. Participants are also encouraged to visit the Ulitz Genealogy and History Center at the Cook Memorial Library, a building listed on the National Historic Register. The Community School in South Tamworth, originally the Perkins Farm and a site where Amelia Earhart once landed, will be the site for refreshments at 4 p.m.
Tickets for the event are $20, and sales are limited. The tour will be held rain or shine. We regret that homes are not handicapped-accessible, and no photos or video are allowed without express permission of the owners. Tickets may be purchased at the library, which is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am-8pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10am-4pm. All proceeds go to the Friends of Cook Memorial Library for the benefit of the library and its programs.