Castle Tucker: Restoration of a Historic Landscape
Sunday, June 24, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Castle Tucker- the Restoration of a Historic Landscape
Nickels-Sortwell House Barn (Entrance on Federal Street)
Since it was built in 1807, the grounds around Castle Tucker have seen a number of changes. Some were deliberate to cope with the changing economic status of the family, but others were due more to the town's economic changes, changing needs in wartime and the influx of volunteer vegetation. In this talk, landscape architect Tanya Seredin will explain how experts approach researching a historic landscape. What did the Castle Tucker waterfront and neighborhood look like in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries? What questions and conclusions can we draw from the evidence? Tanya will share photos from Historic New England’s collection that helped us understand how a family and a community used this spectacular estate over the years. Admission is $5 Historic New England members, $10 nonmembers. Reservations are recommended.