T&G: Norm Abram to receive Ken Burns Lifetime Achievement Award

Master carpenter and author Norm Abram will receive the Ken Burns Lifetime Achievement Award from documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and Old Sturbridge Village following a dinner in his honor Feb. 16.

The Ken Burns Lifetime Achievement Award is given to “an individual who has made a significant impact on the arts through a project that is relevant to the history Old Sturbridge Village works to preserve.” The event begins at 6 p.m. Cost for the dinner is $200, seating is limited and reservations are required. For reservations and more information, call (508) 347-0210.

“Given Norm’s lifelong dedication to historic preservation,” said Ken Burns, “we are delighted to honor this great American craftsman whose work has touched so many lives.”

Master carpenter of WGBH Boston’s This Old House since the series’ 1979 premiere, and host of The New Yankee Workshop since its premiere a decade later, Norm Abram has inspired millions of homeowners to renovate and restore their homes.


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