With cold weather around the corner, many homeowners face another season of high heating bills. Historic New England is hosting an evening program on Oct. 20 at its Lyman Estate property to give homeowners practical and affordable options for improving energy efficiency while maintaining historic features of their houses. The program will highlight energy efficiency upgrades at both the Lyman Estate and Pierce House. The event starts at 7 p.m. and costs $5, with free admission for city residents and Historic New England members. Call 617-994-5959 for more information; tickets can be purchased on the Events and Programs page at www.historicnewengland.org.
- Megan McKee