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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Prof. Robert R. Harvey at Iowa Research Lodge #2 on May 8th

Iowa Research Lodge No. 2 will meet Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at Iowa City Lodge # 4 - 312 East College Street, #212, Iowa City, Iowa.

The Jerry Marsengill Memorial Lecture for 2010 will be “Operative Masonry in Conservation Techniques of Salisbury Cathedral and York Minster," presented by Robert R. Harvey, FASLA, Professor Emeritus, College of Design, Iowa State University.

Brother Harvey is a member of Arcadia Lodge #249, Ames; Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Des Moines Valley; Iowa Research Lodge No. 2; and the Scottish Rite Research Society. Professor Harvey was granted leave from Iowa State University to teach Landscape History at Thames Polytechnic in London UK and has presented refereed papers at the annual meetings of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Association for Preservation Technology, International and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and invited to lecture on Landscape History and Historic Preservation topics at the following academic institutions: Columbia University; Harvard University; University of Illinois; University of Minnesota; Joselyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE; Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL; Carlton University, Canada; University of Manitoba, Canada; University of Victoria, Canada; University of Winnipeg, Canada; York University, UK.

Professor Harvey has made numerous trips to England to study the architectural preservation methods to conserve and save these old structures. He has been afforded access to many parts of the structures not open to the public and, as one example, has climbed vertical stairs to the 250 foot level inside the Salisbury Cathedral. He has slides to illustrate these experiences.

The lodge will open at 5:15PM for business, followed by dinner with Ladies and guests at 6:30PM. The program will follow dinner.

Cost is $15.00 per person for dinner. Send your reservations no later than Monday, May 3rd to Phil Enabnit, Secretary-Treasurer, (515) 266-7600. E-mail to masmedia @ dwx.com

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