Even Rings Island is On Board!

Another great year of community participation in “If This House Could Talk” is coming up during Yankee Homecoming….Even Ring’s Island is getting in the act! Residents have been known for their “untraditional” house stories – like the Pink House, a yard on Strong Street, or super fund sites. But now we’ve hopped the river –…

New “If This House Could Talk” Sign Technology!

After 6 years of “If This House Could Talk” in Newburyport, it’s getting pretty routine. But just when you think there’s nothing new on the Merrimack..Let’s Talk Signs! There is new sign technology! We started years ago with paper, then poster board, added dry cleaner bags to keep them dry, then clear adhesive wrap. But…

2022 – Residents! Start Your Signs!

Yankee Homecoming is fast approaching, and so is “If This House Could Talk”. This is our 7th Year – and we’re hoping everyone knows the drill. But in case you are new to “If This House Could Talk”, here’s a recap. Let’s focus on: What “If This House Could Talk” is all about. How to…

The “If This House Could Talk” FAQ

Everything you ever wanted to know about “If This House Could Talk” – but were afraid to ask. The Ten Point FAQ: What is it? A grass roots event where Newburyport residents put up a poster about their home, or their occupants (past or present).  Keep it visible during the week of Yankee Homecoming. How…

First Time? Here’s Three Easy Steps

“If This House Could Talk” is going on 7 years, and every year sees new homes with new signs, signs we’ve seen before, and repeat homes with different signs. And every year we get asked “What’s this all about? How can I participate? How can I come up with a story?” So let’s answer those…

It’s a wrap! Another great year of “If This House Could Talk”

Close to 90 Signs were on display this year for Yankee Homecoming’s annual “If This House Could Talk”. An added delight was the Heritage Tour Scavenger Hunt featuring many of the signs as clues. Great job by Ghlee Woodworth organizing that. Every year I am simply amazed at the sense of community and dedication to…

Less than a month to go!

Celebrate getting through 2020, and be part f “If This House Could Talk – Newburyport” – only a few weeks left to get ready. Page thru this website to get more detailed info if this is all new to you. See the map to find houses that are participating during Yankee Homecoming. Add your house…

Learning how to research your house history…

One of the great things about the annual “If This House Could Talk” event is all the information that comes out on researching house histories. We had our first class this past week…and another is schedule for June 30. Sign up here: class.walknewburyport.com . Can’t make a scheduled time? Here are the notes (below).…and the…