Newburyport has supported a number of diverse industries throughout its history. During the golden age of sail, maritime industries like rope and sail making thrived, while later, the city produced goods such as shoes, textiles, and silver. The legacy of these industries remains in the adaptive reuse of mill buildings throughout the city.
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.