Harvesting History

  • Museum of Old Newbury 98 High Street Newburyport, MA, 01950 United States

Visit the Museum of Old Newbury on Sunday, October 9 from 11-3 to experience the beautiful fall season through the lens of history.  The museum’s Harvesting History festival is a family-friendly event that will bring the sights and sounds of the past to life.

Event visitors can watch, and even try, traditional crafts and activities, like punch needle embroidery and creating herbal teas and remedies.  Guided neighborhood walking tours led by local historians like Ghlee Woodworth will highlight the fascinating past lives of buildings that today serve as shops, restaurants, and residences.     

Mike Welch, a historic reenactor and performer, will regale the crowd with colonial tavern songs, early American folk songs, and even a few rollicking sea chanteys.  Enjoy the music while sipping local libations from Newburyport Brewing Company, and come prepared to listen, learn, sing, and clap along! 

Harvesting History is a free event, sponsored in part by a grant from the Institution for Savings.  The festival will take place rain or shine at the Museum of Old Newbury, located at 98 High Street in Newburyport.

Mike Welch performs with a group of students at the American Independence Museum.

Mike Welch performs with a group of students at the American Independence Museum.