Christopher Glass will speak on his nearly 50-year career as an architect and his activities related to historic preservation in Maine. The talk will take place Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at Watts Hall, 174 Main St.

Glass is a respected architects and preservation expert, and his work in Maine — by choice and proximity to historic architecture — has long focused on the state’s rich and varied catalog of vintage homes. Nowhere are historically significant, exceptionally designed and well-built homes more prevalent in Maine than are found in Thomaston, where wealth and access to skilled craftsmen — many of them boatwrights — flourished during the middle decades of the 19th century.

A former architect member and chairman of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission and former president of Maine Preservation, Glass has received awards from both organizations. He is the author of "At Home in Maine: Houses Designed to Fit the Land," Down East Books 2005; "Historic Maine Homes: 300 Years of Great Houses," Down East Books 2009; and "Homes Down East: Classic Maine Coastal Cottages and Town Houses," Tilbury House Publishers 2014.

Glass’s talk is the first in an anticipated series of programs to promote awareness and appreciation of Thomaston’s historic architecture sponsored by the Historic Thomaston Research Group. THRG is a newly organized group of volunteers approved by the town of Thomaston during the summer of 2018. Its mission includes promoting community appreciation of Thomaston's architecturally significant historic homes and the importance of their care.

For more information, leave a message at 354-2314. If snow closures have been announced during the day, the lecture will be postponed until a later date.