Christopher Glass will speak about his nearly half-century-long career as an architect and his activities related to historic preservation in Maine on Wednesday, February 13, at 7 p.m. at Watts Hall, 174 Main Street in Thomaston. Glass’s talk is the first in an anticipated series of talks to promote an awareness and appreciation of Thomaston’s historic architecture sponsored by the newly organized Historic Thomaston Research Group. Historically significant homes are prevalent in Thomaston, where wealth and access to skilled craftsmen — many of them boatwrights — flourished during the middle decades of the 19th century. Glass is a former chairman of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission and former president of Maine Preservation and the author of “At Home in Maine: Houses Designed to Fit the Land” (2005), “Historic Maine Homes: 300 Years of Great Houses” (2009), and “Homes Down East: Classic Maine Coastal Cottages and Town Houses” (2014). For further information about the talk, leave a message at 354-2314 and someone will return your call. If snow closures have been announced during the day, the lecture will be postponed until a later date.