The General Henry Knox Museum will host a lecture on Preserving Historic Furniture with Jon Brandon, founder of East Point Conservation in Brunswick, in the Oval Room at Montpelier – the big white mansion at the turn to St. George in Thomaston – on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. Admission is free for museum members, and $5 general admission.

Founder of East Point Conservation, Brandon has more than 26 years of experience in the conservation of wooden artifacts, is certified by the Smithsonian Institution as a furniture conservator, and trained at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for two years. He is the former chair of the New England Conservation Association and is a professional member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.

Come learn about common sources of damage and practical measures to prevent it. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer panel, during which questions about personal treasures are welcome.

For more information contact the museum at 354-8062 or