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…

The “If This House Could Talk” Map!

Here’s an early release of the map we’ll use – as posters go up,  locations will be added.  Smartphone friendly, too! map.walknewburyport.com map.walknewburyport.com

House History Research Basics

Resources for your house history. If you are looking for a story about your house, here are some easy ways to find out more and research the history.  The key is getting a name/family associated with the house so that  you can personalize the home and occupants.  Here are places to start: 1)  Salem Deeds –…

How You Can Participate!

Many people are asking:  How Can I Help Make “IF THIS HOUSE COULD TALK”  happen? First and foremost:  put a poster with a house story out in front of your house from July 30-August 6.!! To help make it happen we have three supporting roles: 1)  Town Criers  (4 people; 3 primary and one backup)…

Why Tell Your Story?

This is a new event for Yankee Homecoming in 2016. “IF THIS HOUSE COULD TALK!” It’s a family and neighborhood event during the Yankee Homecoming week (1st week of August) . Simple, easy, grass roots, and fun. Grab your kids, your spouse, your neighbor, go to the library, do an internet search, or simply discuss…