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April 9, 2012

On April 5, 2012 Alain Munkittrick appeared as the feature guest on the weekly radio show River Valley Rhythms, and participated for 45 minutes in a conversation with the Show’s host, Stephan Allison.

The topic of the WESU radio show was the Richard Alsop IV House (1839), its history and its current use as the Davison Art Center on the campus of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. The show was the first of 4 shows planned for the month of April that will relate to the 50th anniversary of The Friends of the Davison Art Center. (Rosemary Munkittrick, also an associate of Munkittrick Associates, will be a guest on the upcoming show, April 26, to share her involvement as past President of the FDAC.)

Alain discussed both the architectural and family history of the House, designated in 2009 as a National Historic Landmark by the US Department of the Interior. Alain has been involved with the documentation and preservation of the Alsop House, as a Wesleyan student, alumnus member of the Wesleyan Landmarks Advisory Board, and as a local architect with historic preservation projects. He assisted the WLAB and a preservation consultant, Jan Cunningham, in the NHL designation for the Alsop House as well as the Samuel Russell House (1830), also on the Wesleyan campus. (These are the only two Middletown buildings designated national landmarks, and were selected to join a very elite list of only 60 other buildings/sites so designated in Connecticut.)

River Valley Rhythms hosts “the region’s artists, promoters, presenters, and arts organizations in a conversational setting” and can be heard every Thursday afternoon starting at 4 p.m at 88.1 FM.

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