Learn about Newburyport’s history as chronicled in the photograph collection of local antiques collector Chris Snow.
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In the mid-20th century, Newburyport's historic downtown was almost lost to the wrecking ball in the name of "progress." Luckily, Mayor George Lawler and local residents banded together in an ultimately successful effort to save their beloved hometown.
In this illustrated talk, author Tad Baker explores the rich catalog of explanations that have been put forward over the years to solve the mystery of the Salem witch trials.
Threatened with a Leather Dress: Children’s Clothing in Early America is an anecdotal talk on juvenile dress and will take into account the often-contravening viewpoints of both mother and child.
Join us for an especially fun and festive tour highlighting the best-of-the-best from four decades of garden tours, along with newly featured properties promising to surprise and delight!
Newburyport boasts shops, homes, and even sidewalks made of brick. Join historian Michael Welch to learn about the history of this beautiful, timeless type of construction.
Master cabinetmaker and carver Allan Breed creates stunning reproductions of historic furniture using traditional techniques. Using his reproduction John Townsend high chest as an example, Breed will share his process and demonstrate carving techniques used to create exquisite furniture decoration.
Governor’s Academy senior Chloe Kim will speak about her historical rediscovery of a US Army general’s heroic but forgotten role in South Korea’s reconstruction after the Korean War. The young scholar’s work resulted in a 10-day exhibition in a major South Korean museum last summer.
In the late 19th century, a thriving French Canadian community took root in Newburyport. Drawn by manufacturing jobs, particularly in shoe factories, the community soon established its own vibrant church and cultural traditions, as portrayed in this locally produced documentary.
"If This House Could Talk", has become the event the has put the "Home" in "Yankee Homecoming". It’s a grass roots community event that neighbors and families have enjoyed. How did it happen?