It Begins for 2017!

If This House Could Talk is off to a rousing start with over 100 Homes displaying posters!  If you have pictures of your poster, please send them to us, or post them on the facebook page ( http://walknewburyport.facebook.com ). In the meantime, here’s a list of houses with posters, listed alphabetically by street: 18 Atwood…

If This House Could Talk in 2017

We’re doing it again in 2017 – with one important difference. THE WHOLE CITY IS INVOLVED! It’s simple: Get a poster, write a story on it, and post it  in front of your house the week of Yankee Homecoming. Tell us that you are participating by entering in your address at mapme.walknewburyport.com –  and we’ll…

Who is Missing The Party?

Let’s cut to the chase:  Hello North End? Anyone out there? Thinking of putting up signs for “If This House Could Talk?” A poster board, a marker, thumb tacks, and imagination – that’s all you need!  Enter your home on the map at “http://mapme.walknewburyport.com” and watch it pop up a few hours later at http://map.walknewburyport.com. No…

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 …

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…