Architectural restorationist Dr. Susan Buck will offer new clues as to the paint and finish used on and in the Rockingham Meeting House over the centuries, via a Zoom presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m.

During the 1798 town meeting, money was raised to paint the new building, but no mention is made of the color used. Through scientific analysis at her laboratory in Williamsburg, Va., Buck was able to find out: a deep red with cream trim.

These findings will help the Rockingham Historic Preservation Commission decide on how to go forward in preserving this structure.

On staff at Colonial Williamsburg and on the Winterthur faculty at the University of Delaware, Buck applies the science of art restoration to architectural restoration. Her draft report can be viewed on the Rockingham Historic Preservation Commission web page at

For a link to join the live Zoom presentation, contact or call the library at 802-463-4270.

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