And so year 5 ends, Pandemically Yours…

Wow. What a year. What signs! What a community! Like every year, it really never ends. The spirit of “If This House Could Talk” goes on. Some folks leave their signs up for a few more days, some for a few more weeks. It’s all up to you. There were lots of new signs, lots…

My South End Favs

Just took a quick bike around to some, but not all, of the south end signs. WOW! There’s less this year (after all – no tourists!) but some of the new ones are amazing! I have to start with Christopher Welch’s on Federal Steet – with a detailed description of the house, gardens, barn, etc….

Signs Signs everywhere a sign!

Just a few short days until the start on Sunday. It’s a quieter year without the major Yankee Homecoming activities, but still a year to walk-about and talk about all the signs! Some folks are so anxious they are putting theirs up a day early on Saturday! Here are some good things to know that…

What are you waiting for?

Why are you still procrastinating? You know you plan to hang a poster for If This House Could Talk but haven’t registered your house. Well, you are running out of time! ITHCT begins THIS Sunday! Register your house here so your address will show up on the walking map. We are printing the map later…

One Month Away!

The map is growing! The city is reopened! And the excitement is building for “If This House Could Talk”. Mary Jacobsen invited us this past week to join her on “The Morning Show” on PortMedia. Lots of good info discussed there, and if you haven’t heard Mary’s show – you should! If you missed the…

ITHCT on Local Pulse

Still unclear about this community event called If This House Could Talk? Learn more from Jack and me as we are interviewed by Joe DiBiase of Local Pulse Radio– Show 309. If you missed the first “House Research 101” session on June 15, there are still two more opportunities to attend–July 1 and July 12….

New Logo for ITHCT

After four years, it was time for an “If This House Could Talk” makeover. Introducing…. our new logo! In other news, the free foam core boards and poster boards for ITHCT flew out of the library since being available on Monday. If you didn’t get a board, don’t worry! More supplies were delivered to the…

The thread that keeps unraveling…

and the gift that keeps on giving… This is the fifth year of “If this house could talk”, and a common question I get is, “Again? I already did a sign …. won’t people get bored if I use it again?”  or alternatively, ” I did it once, but I have no more stories…” Well, house…

Researching Your House

Have you ever wondered who built your house?  Who lived in your house? Where to begin the research process?  Join me for a Zoom session called “House Research 101” — June 15 or July 1, and July 12 if needed.    I’ll provide step-by step-instructions on how to research your house and share links that are…

House History 101 – Signup!

This year, the Newburyport Preservation Trust will be offering online workshops to help you find more stories about your house! Barb Bailey will lead them on June 15, July 1, and July 12 – the last one depending on demand. Signup at research.walknewburyport.com Here’s one example of a AHA! moment, and the story of one…