• Connecticut River Valley Talk & Tour
    Oct 01, 9:30 AM
    Lyme Center Academy Building, 183 Dorchester Rd, Lyme, NH 03768, USA
    See paint-decorated walls in private homes at the height of the fall foliage season in the Connecticut River Valley. Join the CPWP to visit four private homes with painted murals and overmantels!

Upcoming Events

Rufus Porter Murals

Online Exhibit and Spoken Presentation

Opens July 1, 2021

Born in West Boxford, Massachusetts to a farm family, itinerant painter Rufus Porter painted landscape murals that earned him wide attention. From 1824 to 1845, he completed more than 150 murals, a combination of freehand and stencils. Placed over mantles and entire walls, his murals were especially appreciated because he did natural settings of local views instead of the traditional elaborate classical or historical scenes with enhanced decoration. Join the voice of Linda Lefko in exploring Mr. Porter’s murals found only at the Old Stone House Museum & Historic Village.

For further information and to register for the online lecture, go to https://www.oldstonehousemuseum.org/2021-speakers-series/

Upper Connecticut River Valley


Friday, October 1, 2021

Visit 4 muralled private homes along the Upper Connecticut River Valley.


Begins with talk at 9:30 AM in Lyme, NH.

Includes box lunch.


More details this summer. 

Past Events

The Center for Painted Wall Preservation (CPWP) runs lectures and events about painted walls, including house tours.  


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Available Speakers

Board members and Advisors for CPWP speak on all aspects of painted walls: artists, social history, workmanship, conservation, etc.