Vana Carmona tells the story her ongoing revival of a derelict Greek Revival house in Maine.

We talked about clearing up titles, the importance of understanding budget and timeline and renovating in the public eye.

About our guest:

(from Boothbay Register) Vana Carmona is the founder of The Prince Project, a database of over 2000 people of color who lived in Maine prior to 1800.  She has given presentations on her work to local historical societies and schools and is a docent/guide for several historic sites in the Portland area, including Maine Historical Society and Spirits Alive (Eastern Cemetery, the oldest public burial ground in Portland, Maine, which has two sections of African American graves).  She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts (focusing on Medieval History) at California State University/Sacramento.

Link to a blog post about the house:

Vana and I met through the Atlantic Black Box Project, as I mentioned in the introduction- here is a link

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