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”
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    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: http://mhc-macris.net/3. Email:  Myhouse@WalkNewburyport.com 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 Myhouse@WalkNewburyport.com 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

 

For further Information: email: MyHouse@WalkNewburyport.com

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