One Month Away!

The map is growing! The city is reopened! And the excitement is building for “If This House Could Talk”.

from: City of Newburyport Website

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 show, click the soundcloud or youtube links.
Thanks Mary!

How lucky are we to live in Newburyport? Restaurants, museums, parks & beaches, arts & theater, old homes and history, a local newspaper, and a local radio and TV station at Port Media (WJOP 96.3). In a city of less than 20,000 people! Not many cities (or towns) that size can make the same claims! It doesn’t get any better than this.

Other ITHCT news:

Over the next few weeks, the Newburyport Public Library Archival Center is offering 1:1 zoom consults for house research. Sharon Spieldenner, the head archivist, will be telling us more about that on the blog here. In the meantime – if you can’t wait – signup at

Barb Bailey continues the history classes, where she goes over tips and tricks on researching your own home. Attendance has been over the top, and everyone walks away with more confidence when roaming the virtual halls of places like “Salem Deeds”.
Signup at

Bob Watts has graciously agreed to help with photography this year, in the hopes that by the holidays we’ll have a beautiful coffee table book of “If This House Could Talk” homes for holiday gift giving. Thanks, Bob!

Ghlee Woodworth is planning on adding historical signs in Oak Hill cemetery during “If This House Could Talk”. There are so many to view, we won’t be putting them individually on the map, but will have a marker for Oak Hill on the map to remind you. Don’t forget to get a copy of Ghlee’s new book “Newburyport’s Clipper Heritage Trail, Volume 1″. Ghlee will be selling her book in Brown Chapel at Oak Hill Cemetery, now through July 5th on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 4 to 6 pm; and Sundays, 9 to 11 buy one.

If you plan on putting up a sign, and haven’t listed you house…go to today!

Don’t forget, in this new COVID-19 world all the rules will apply to “If This House Could Talk”: social distancing, wear a mask, and just stay safe when you roam the streets to look at the signs.

One month away. Can’t wait. It’s going to be the biggest, best-est “If This House Could Talk” ever!

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