The evolution of American residential architecture is the subject of a lecture and slide show by Frank Shirley, who led the restoration of the Corbin-Norton house on Ocean Park, on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum in Edgartown.

The slide show contains stunning images of traditional architectural styles and their characteristic details. As project manager on the Corbin-Norton house for Design Associates, Mr. Shirley will discuss that landmark residence in his lecture.

Mr. Shirley has been a member Cambridge Historical Commission for ten years, and has recently been appointed to the stewardship committee of Historic New England. Two years ago, Mr. Shirley¹s book, New Rooms for Old Houses: Beautiful Additions for the Traditional Home, was released by the Taunton Press. In the book, Mr. Shirley demonstrates how to enlarge an historical home without sacrificing the charm and integrity of the original structure.

Admission is $12, or $10 for museum members. For details, call 508-627-4441 or e-mail