As the final resting places for Newburyport citizens over hundreds of years, local cemeteries hold immense historical value. Beyond symbols of mourning, cemetery monuments tell the intriguing stories of local people and events, bringing contemporary people closer to their rich local history.
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.