And so year 5 ends, Pandemically Yours…

Wow. What a year. What signs! What a community! Like every year, it really never ends. The spirit of “If This House Could Talk” goes on. Some folks leave their signs up for a few more days, some for a few more weeks. It’s all up to you. There were lots of new signs, lots…

My South End Favs

Just took a quick bike around to some, but not all, of the south end signs. WOW! There’s less this year (after all – no tourists!) but some of the new ones are amazing! I have to start with Christopher Welch’s on Federal Steet – with a detailed description of the house, gardens, barn, etc….

Signs Signs everywhere a sign!

Just a few short days until the start on Sunday. It’s a quieter year without the major Yankee Homecoming activities, but still a year to walk-about and talk about all the signs! Some folks are so anxious they are putting theirs up a day early on Saturday! Here are some good things to know that…

One Month Away!

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

The thread that keeps unraveling…

and the gift that keeps on giving… This is the fifth year of “If this house could talk”, and a common question I get is, “Again? I already did a sign …. won’t people get bored if I use it again?”  or alternatively, ” I did it once, but I have no more stories…” Well, house…

House History 101 – Signup!

This year, the Newburyport Preservation Trust will be offering online workshops to help you find more stories about your house! Barb Bailey will lead them on June 15, July 1, and July 12 – the last one depending on demand. Signup at research.walknewburyport.com Here’s one example of a AHA! moment, and the story of one…

Get Put on the Map!

Participating in “If This House Could Talk” this year? It’s on for July 26 to August 2nd. It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3: 1: Get put on the map 2: Find a story to tell 3: Make a poster and put it up Start by joining the fun and submit your intention…

2019 Street Scenes

This year, in addition to talking house, there are numerous “street scenes” placed throughout Newburyport. This are photographs from the Museum of Old Newbury Snow Photo Collection, placed near the spot they were taken. Thank You, Museum of Old Newbury! Check them out! Garden Street Street Scene (@ State St) Dalton Street – Street Scene…

Hooray! 2019 House List is here!

as of Tuesday Jul 30 at 8 PM map is at Map.walknewburyport.com If This House Could Talk – 2019 House List 8 Atwood Street, newburyport, massachusetts 10 Beck Street, newburyport, massachusetts 2 Beck Street, newburyport, massachusetts 6 Beck Street, newburyport, massachusetts 7 Beck Street, newburyport, massachusetts 44 boardman st, newburyport, massachusetts 29 boardman st. ,…