Sign Making Workshop @ Tinkerhaus!

Tinkerhaus – Newburyport’s Non-Profit Community Makerspace – will be holding an “If This House Could Talk” sign making workshop. Stop by 3 Graf Road on Thursday, July 18 at 6:30 PM for poster board, writing supplies, ideas, and assistance. Donations welcome to cover costs of supplies. Make your signs with others! Share ideas! Get creative!…

House History Clinics at the Library!

The Newburyport Public Library Archival Center will be hosting clinics on key Thursdays during June and July. Drop in from 10-12 AM and 1-4 PM on these days: June 20June 27andJuly 18 for help with your house’s history. Find out more about the house you live in, then put the story up on your poster…

The Library and Supplies

Again this year we will be supplying Poster Board and markers for those that want them.  Visit the Newburyport Public Library Archival Center.  Supplies are limited!

2018 List of Homes

Here’s the list of homes for If This House Could Talk in 2018, listed by street. The map is at Map.walknewburyport.com 17 Allen Street 9-11 Atwood 6 Beck Street 44 boardman st 29 Boardman St. 42 Boardman St. 34 Boardman St 36 Boardman Street 38 Boardman Street 31 Boardman Street 62 Bromfield Street 8 Bromfield…

2018 Turning Into a Banner Year!

Closing in on over 100 homes this year.  This couldn’t happen without the Newburyport Preservation Trust, especially Stephanie Niketic and (of course!) Mary Baker Eaton. I keep getting asked “What Are The Rules?” Here they are: Put up the sign the week of Yankee Homecoming (Saturday to Saturday – some people go longer) & have…

2018 – Houses Keep Talking!

We’re doing it again in 2018 – If This House Could Talk during Newburyports’s Yankee Homecoming. It’s simple: Get a poster, write a story on it, and post it  in front of your house the week of Yankee Homecoming.  If  you participated prior years, reuse what you have (if you saved it) – or tell…

But My House Isn’t Old Enough “To Talk”

NOT TRUE! I hear this all the time…But My House Isn’t Old Enough “To Talk” . Why should I put a sign up? Certainly, one of the side effects of “If This House Could Talk” is an appreciation for historical homes, and a catalyst for finding out about your old house, if you have one….

Put your house ON THE MAP!

It’s easy – just enter your address if you’ll be putting up a sign during Yankee Homecoming.  People will use this online map to tour the neighborhoods. Click here to  enter your address The map is updated immediately …

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…