Past Events

October 26-28, 2020

Symposium: “Conserving Our Painted Past," online

The first event of its kind, this Symposium will bring together practitioners in the care and conservation of painted walls to share case studies and discuss best practices. 

October 20, 2019

Lecture: “The Painted Walls of Jonathan Poor: his contribution to decorative wall painting," Groton, MA

Linda Lefko, President of the Center for Painted Wall Preservation, spoke at the dedication of the Prescott House walls. Watch the presentation in the following video:















August 4, 2019

Annual Fundraiser Talk & Tour, Deerfield, NH

Special opportunity to tour private homes and view spectacular examples of paint-decorated plaster walls in Southern New Hampshire. Tour began with a talk at Deerfield, NH, Town Hall, by CPWP Board members Linda Lefko and David Ottinger. 

March 30-31, 2019

Greater Portland Landmarks Old House Trade Show, Portland, ME 

CPWP had a booth and presented a lecture on Saturday afternoon at the show. 

August 2018 

House Tour in Townsend, MA

Lecture by CPWP Board member Linda Lefko followed by tours of four muraled houses in Townsend, Pepperell & Groton, MA.

March 2018

Old House & Barn Expo presented by the NH Preservation Alliance, NH 

CPWP Booth and Lecture by CPWP Board members David Ottinger and Linda Lefko entitled "Painted Walls in Jeopardy.”

More on this presentation and the Expo available here.

October 2017 

Trustees & Advisors Lunch at Old Sturbridge Village, MA

Lecture and tour on Porter murals by CPWP Board member Linda Lefko.


Summer 2017

Programs at the Old Stonehouse Museum, Brownington, VT

Lecture by CPWP Board member Linda Lefko entitled, "Murals in Jeopardy" and presentation by CPWP Board member David Ottinger entitled, "Moving Walls." More information on these programs available here.

April 2017

Bedford Historical Society Guest Speaker, Bedford, MA

Lecture by CPWP Board member Linda Lefko entitled, "Rufus Porter Murals in Massachusetts."

More information on this lecture can be found here.


February 2016

68th Annual Antiques Forum at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, VA

Lecture by CPWP Board member Linda Lefko entitled, “Porter’s Paintbrush.” More on this conference can be found here.

Summer 2016 

Founding of the Center for Painted Wall Preservation, Inc. 


October 2015

5th Annual Point Shore House Tour in Amesbury, MA

House tour featuring a home with original, untouched Rufus Porter murals. Lecture by CPWP Board member Linda Lefko, co-author of Folk Art Murals of the Rufus Porter School, regarding the importance of the Amesbury Porter walls to American folk art and historic painted plaster. Details about the event here.


August 2015

The New Orleans Antiques Forum, the Historic New Orleans Collection, LA

Lecture by CPWP Board member Linda Lefko entitled, “A Rose by Any Other Name”: The Art of Theorem Painting.”


Stencil Decoration in Cleveland House in Naples, New York
freehand brushwork in Burdick House in Chaplin, CT
Mural in Elwin Chase House in Topsham, VT