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Home for the Holidays: The Best 3 Years of "If This House Could Talk"

  • Museum of Old Newbury 98 High Street Newburyport, MA 01950 (map)

Home (stories) for the Holidays: 
The Best of 3 Years of "If This House Could Talk"

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“If This House Could Talk” is an event sponsored by the Newburyport Preservation Trust that encourages homeowners to tell stories about their homes.  Homeowners then post the stories on poster board in front of their homes during the week of Yankee Homecoming.  In 2018, over 110 homes participated.

"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?  

Come hear Jack Santos provide a recap of the last three years of "If This House Could Talk" - the best, the funniest, the most poignant, the most historical signs and stories.  Find out where the idea of "Talking Houses" came from, and some of the challenges in creating the program.  Why did he even bother to do this?  Where else is this being done? Why do people participate? What has it accomplished? And what's in store for the future? 

Thursday, November 15
Reception 6:30pm Program 7:00pm
Free and open to the public
Space is limited; contact 978-462-2681 or info@newburyhistory.org to reserve your seat

Earlier Event: November 7
Student Symposium