New England’s architectural history will be the topic of a lecture by local preservation professional Andrea M. Gilmore on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 7:30 pm at the Dedham Historical Society. Gilmore is Director, Architectural Conservation at Building Conservation Associates in Dedham. The Dedham Historical Society is located at 612 High Street. The lecture is free for members and $5 for non-members.  For more information, contact the Dedham Historical Society, 781-326-1385

The historic buildings of New England hold a treasure trove of information about the design, finishes, and furnishings of the region’s rich architectural heritage. Gilmore’s lecture will focus on four historic buildings: the Old Ship Meeting House in Hingham MA, the Abyssinian Meeting House in Portland ME, the Dreamland Theatre in Nantucket MA, and the First Church in Dedham MA.

Gilmore, a Dedham resident, is a director of the Dedham Historical Society. In a career that has included working for the National Park Service, Historic New England, as well as Building Conservation Associates, Gilmore has had the opportunity to document many significant features of historic buildings throughout the region.