6:30pm-"Brick by Brick" Program
Richard Irons of Richard Irons Restoration Masons will talk about his work restoring the Perkins Mint, a veritable brick fortress where Massachusetts money was printed in the 19th century. Richard and his team worked tirelessly throughout the summer to complete the Mint's exterior brick restoration.
For the past forty years, Richard has worked on and documented period brick and stone structures from foundation to finial. Along the way, he has also restored forgotten practices of the mason's craft and become a leading practitioner in his field. Through hard-earned experience, he has developed trade standards for investigation, preservation and reconstruction of masonry elements.
Membership meeting, program, and reception will take place in the Perkins Mint, located on the campus of the Museum of Old Newbury.