History, operation of White House topic of Camden talk
Camden — Join former White House consultant Bill Greenwood for an informal overview of the history and operation of the White House. Topics will range from George Washington’s role in the design of the building to how new technologies are being incorporated.
The event takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Camden Public Library from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and is free and open to all.
Important events to be discussed will include for example, the 1813 fire, the addition of the West Wing and the successes and failures of the 1950 renovation. The talk will also address the major projects since the 1950 work and some the practices that are used in design and construction today. The White House is the only residence of a head of state that is open for public tours. With more than 5,000 staff and visitors in a single day, the staff's role is to provide a safe, comfortable and functional setting for the first family.
Greenwood has served as director of architecture, engineering and construction for the White House. He also managed restoration, renovation projects for the homes of George Washington (Mt. Vernon), Thomas Jefferson (Monticello), James Madison (Montpelier), and James Monroe (Ashlawn). His career also included restoration programs for Independence Hall, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and the University of Virginia.
o-sponsored by the Camden Public Library, this presentation is offered as a free community event in anticipation of the 26th Annual Camden Conference: The Middle East: What Next?, Feb. 22-24, 2013, live from the Camden Opera House and streamed to satellite venues: Hutchinson Center in Belfast, The Strand Theatre in Rockland, and The Grand in Ellsworth.
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