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The Fairbanks House with Meaghan Siekman

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The Fairbanks House in Dedham, Massachusetts, built c. 1637 is the oldest timber-frame house in America. It is unique for being owned and lived-in by 8 generations of the Fairbanks family. No other family ever lived in this house.  But this house is not just the best preserved 17th century home, it also demonstrates the changes that have occurred in New England and American history over 372 years.

On Thursday, September 13, 2012 Marian Pierre-Louis will speak with Fairbanks House curator, Meaghan Siekham. Meaghan will explore many topics that bring the history of the Fairbanks House alive including the mysteries of the house, Puritan Superstitions, the lives of women at the house and much more.

Tune in live to be eligible to win one of two copies of the book The Fairbanks House by Abbott Lowell Cummings generously donated by the New England Historic Genealogical Society. We'll also be giving out two pairs of tickets to tour the Fairbanks House.

LIVE: THURSDAY, 13 September 2012 at 1:00pm EST