Architectural historian Esley Hamilton of St. Louis, Mo., will give a PowerPoint presentation titled Front Porch and Log Cabin: the Presidents’ Homes and the Presidential Image Saturday, July 26, at 2 p.m. in the Friends Community Room of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

Utilizing beautiful photographs, a wry wit and his distinctive point of view, Hamilton will show how the architectural style of each president’s home illustrates what the country needed when he was elected … and how that architectural style influenced the focus of his presidency.

Hamilton is the Preservation Historian for the St. Louis County Parks Department, and he teaches Historic Preservation and Urban Design and The History of Landscape Architecture courses at the Washington University School of Architecture in St. Louis. He gives hundreds of lectures and walking tours each year on many subjects relating to history, historic preservation, architectural styles and landscape architecture. The University of Missouri awarded Hamilton an honorary doctorate for his service to the community and the state, and he was made an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects.

Hamilton’s talk is co-sponsored by the Rockland Historical Society and the library. It is free to the public.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or