"Pull Up a Chair: Three Centuries of New England Chairs"
Groton Historical Society is presents Pull Up a Chair, Three Centuries of New England Chairs, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m. at Boutwell House, 172 Main St.
Guest speaker will be John Brooks of John Brooks Fine Furniture, Groton. He will discuss design development, structure, finishes and for more recent chairs, the manufacturers, using chairs from the Boutwell House collection and photographs. Participants are welcome to bring photographs of their own antique chairs for evaluation and any questions they may have.
Mr. Brooks has been involved with antiques for over 20 years, and conserves and restores important furniture and objects of value. In addition, he is active in the antiques marketplace. John consults on, and buys and sells antiques and estates. He studied fine art, with a focus on sculpture, receiving his BFA from the Art Institute of Boston now Lesley College. For more info, visit
The event is free thanks to a grant from Groton Commissioners of Trust funds. Donations to help preserve and share Groton's unique history through GHS will gratefully be accepted.