ATKINSON —The Atkinson Historical Society presents a program on “Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn: The Connected Farm Buildings of New England”. The Presentation will be held on Thurs., July 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kimball Public Library, 5 Academy Avenue in Atkinson.

Mr. Hubka through architecture unique to northern New England will illustrate by focusing on several case studies that show how farmers converted their typical separate house and barns into connected farmsteads. The talk will demonstrate that average farmers were, in fact, motivated by competition with farmers in other regions of America, who had better soils and growing seasons and fewer rocks to clear.

The program is sponsored by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council and presented by Thomas Hubka who earned his Bachelor’s in Architecture from Carnegie-Mellon University and Masters from the University of Oregon.

Free refreshments will be served. Please register by going to the Kimball Library website at and clicking on the Event Calendar button to secure your seat. Or, call the Library directly at 603-362-5234.



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