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Newburyport 101: Urban Renewal: Demolition or Restoration?

  • Museum of Old Newbury 98 High Street Newburyport United States (map)

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.  Today, Newburyport retains its historic beauty and charm thanks to their staunch dedication to historic preservation.

 Newburyport 101 is a series of lunchtime programs offering an overview of important topics in local history. You are welcome to attend one or all of the sessions, taking place on the third Thursday of the month from 12:00-1:00, May-November. Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch.

Newburyport 101 is presented by local historian Ghlee Woodworth. Woodworth is author of Tiptoe Through the Tombstones about Newburyport’s Oak Hill Cemetery, and creator of the Clipper Heritage Trail, for which she received an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History.

Limited seating; register below or contact 978-462-2681 or info@newburyhistory.org to reserve your seat.

Register for Newburyport 101: Urban Renewal: Demolition or Restoration?

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To register for more than four seats, contact us at 978-462-2681 or info@newburyhistory.org
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