HOW TO – all you need to know

  1. 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
    –  “The current family moved here from a 500 year old house in England”
    2. If you want help investigating the history of your house, contact the archival center at the library. Also search the state’s online historic house database, which has many Newburyport homes: Email: to get a sign and  markers, by Friday July 15. or stop by 10 Spring Street4. With a permanent marker, copy your text onto the sign. Add your street address at the bottom of the poster.

    5. Confirm your participation with an email to by Friday July 22, so we can add it to an online map and a paper map handout. Include your address and the text so we can keep an online record of it

    6. Put your sign out by 9 AM Saturday July 30

    7. Remove your sign by Saturday August 6 at 6 PM.  Recycle the materials!

Here’s a guide to start researching your house history, in case you can’t make the class on the 25th of June:  Resources for your house history


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