SPI's House Tour has a famous face

Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2011 in Culture

SPI's House Tour has a famous face

Steve Thomas, host of 'This Old House'.

BATH — Sagadahoc Preservation’s ninth annual House & Garden Tour of Architectural Gems and Hidden Gardens of Bath is slated for June 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The tour features a variety of architectural styles and distinctive gardens reflecting the character of Bath. Unique views, waterfront properties and in-town jewels make this tour a must-see for residents and visitors alike.

The honorary chair of the tour is Emmy-Award-winning TV host Steve Thomas.  Thomas spent 14 years as host of PBS's popular home-improvement series “This Old House.”  He was also the host of “Save Our History” on The History Channel. Thomas will give a lecture on the day of the tour at 8:30 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington St., Bath.  Tickets are $5.

Bath Savings Institution and Down East Magazine are the major sponsors of the event. Down East Magazine will hold two book signings at one of the homes from 1-3 p.m. Dana Moos of Portland, author of The Art of Breakfast, and architect Chris Glass of Camden, author of Historic Maine Homes, will sign their books.

Local businesses will accent the featured homes and gardens with their wares. For more information or advance tickets for the House & Garden Tour visit sagadahocpreservation.org or call 443-8812. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the tour. Stay, Dine and Play packages are also available and can viewed on the website.

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