RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

SEP 2018

Real Estate magazine is the industry's leading source for real estate news and information since 1980. Published monthly by RISMedia, Real Estate magazine offers timely and relevant real estate news to the industry's top brokers and agents.

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44 September 2018 RISMedia's REAL ESTATE It's only fitting that NAR is playing a key role in providing support to bring these stories of home and history to the public. The 1760s Georgian-style house from Ipswich, Mass., chronicles the story of one home and five families whose lives intersected with American history at different crossroads. In the early 1960s, Ipswich citi- zens saved the two-and-a-half story, timber-framed house from demoli- tion, and dismantled and reassem- bled it with care for this Smithson- ian exhibition. The approximately 4,200-square-foot home is the single largest artifact in the museum's col- lection. Visitors can peer through the home's walls, windows and doors to view activities of the occupants, fix- tures and furnishings from different eras, while learning the real-life sto- ries of five families who inhabited the History Happens at Home Commentary by Matt Lombardi A ll houses have a story to tell. And one exceptional house is sharing its rich tapestry of stories spanning five families and 200 years through the "Within These Walls" exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. This exhibition, exclusively sponsored by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), serves as a tangible symbol of the role NAR's 1.3 million members play in making property ownership and the American Dream a reality for millions of Americans.

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