Hoek, who specializes in historic preservation, will speak about the techniques and tools developed in the Netherlands to survey, study, restore, protect, and maintain historic buildings and gardens. He will discuss whether these methods can apply to historic buildings, especially those of Dutch origin, in the Hudson Valley, and he will present the complications of restoring a structure that has been changed and adapted for new uses over time and the challenges of retaining the "Spirit of Place" in historic buildings and landscapes.
The lecture takes place at 4 p.m. today at Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by clicking here.
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