Fix and Save Historic Windows Workshop

03 Aug 2014 1:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Want to fix and save historic windows?  Learn how at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore, Maine. 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

9:00am - 4:00pm

$50 workshop fee, lunch included. Space limited.  Sign up by calling

207-897-4366 or emailing

Using the kitchen windows in the 1867 Washburn Family Mansion, this workshop will cover traditional window maintenance and offer guidance on simple techniques to keep them working properly and energy efficient. Marc Bagala of Bagala Window Works in Falmouth, Maine, will guide participants on how to identify basic window parts, disassemble a window without doing damage, identify which parts need repair or replacement, tips and techniques for making windows energy efficient, identify compatible materials for maintenance, how to reassemble windows so they work freely in their jambs, and for fun, hands-on glass cutting and glazing.  The Norlands recently received a $15,000 grant from the Belvedere Fund Historic Preservation Grants Program of the Maine Community Foundation in cooperation with the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, to help restore up to twelve windows in the 1867 Washburn Family Mansion.  The windows are located in the ell portion of the estate which houses the original kitchen and a caretaker's apartment. The project consists of repairing sashes, re-glazing, replacing historic glass, refurbishing hardware such as locks, weights and pulleys, and painting. Two windows have already been removed from the Washburn kitchen and are being restored at Bagala Window Works in Falmouth. The newly-preserved windows will be returned during the window preservation workshop on August 3rd. 

The window preservation workshop is sponsored in part by the Belvedere Fund Historic Preservation Grant Program of the Maine Community Foundation and the Davis Family Foundation. For more information about the Norlands, please visit

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