Congratulations South End!

Close to 70 homes participated in the first year of “If This House Could Talk – Newburyport”! For those of you that couldn’t catch all of them – they are all here (and if perchance we missed yours,let me know and we’ll add it). Hover your cursor over the picture to see the address.  Click…

Historic! Incredible! Amazing!

Believe it or not, an event not explainable by science!!! BUILDINGS CAN TALK! Over 80 homes in the South End are telling all! Find out about found girdles in attics, coins in floors, and gravestones in living rooms. Walk around and see for yourself!

Protect your posters!

The Panda Cleaners on State Street near the traffic circle has free used plastic bags – perfect for covering posters and protecting them from the rain the next few days….

Map – PDF version for printing

The official map for If This House Could Talk is at google maps: map.walknewburyport.com We’ll also hand out printed maps at the 3 “town crier” like times where we briefly discuss the event for out of towners and visitors (Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at noon in front of the Museum of Old Newbury) Click on…

Last Minute Instructions to Participate

Quick & Easy: All you need to know Draft text of 4-5 sentences. Tell some interesting tidbit – contemporary or historic, personal, or public –  about your building, you,  or the people living there.   Examples: “In 2005, during construction, we found a shoe in the wall”, or   “Captain Lunt lived here in 1776;…

Is My House in the Walking Area?

The most frequent question I get is “can I participate?”  These often come from homes all over Newburyport, south end, west end, north end, Joppa.  The stock answer is “SURE!”.  But like everything in life, the real answer is more complicated than that…. My original plan for “If this House Could Talk” consisted of two…

HOW TO – all you need to know

Draft text of 4-5 sentences max. Tell some interesting tidbit – contemporary or historic, personal, or public –  about your building or the people inside it.   Examples:–  “In 2005, during construction, we found a shoe in the wall”, or –  “Captain Lunt lived here in 1776; he and his wife had 11 children”, or…

GUIDELINES AND INSTRUCTIONS!

Draft text of 4-5 sentences max. Tell some interesting tidbit – contemporary or historic, personal, or public –  about your building or the people inside it.   Examples:–  “In 2005, during construction, we found a shoe in the wall”, or –  “Captain Lunt lived here in 1776; he and his wife had 11 children”, or…

Orientation Schedule during Yankee Homecoming

Orientation tours and map handouts, for visitors and tourists, are scheduled for Yankee Homecoming: Sun. July 31, Tues. August 2nd, Thurs. August 4th @ Noon “If This House Could Talk” – Orientation. Meet at the corner of Fruit and High Street at the Museum of Old Newbury to get a brief orientation to “If This…