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May 4, 2013

Preservation Week calendar of events


Newburyport Daily News

---- — Wednesday, May 8

Fundraiser

Oregano Pizzeria, 16 Pleasant Street, Newburyport

11:30 – closing

From lunch and through dinner to closing, Oregano’s will donate a portion of their proceeds to the Trust. To participate, please tell your server you are a friend or member of the Preservation Trust.

Thursday, May 9

Lecture

“Women at Sea”

7 p.m. Reception follows.

Custom House Maritime Museum, 25 Water Street, Newburyport

With the reality of voyages lasting month and sometimes years, the wives and young children of captains lived aboard ship, enriching the lives of the all the seamen and fostered the aura of home life. Museum curators Kevin MacDonald and Michelle Hastings provide insight into this life, as merchant vessels became extensions of a community, fostered by the impact of women going to sea.

Donation: $10

Friday, May 10

Lecture

“Women: History’s Silent Partners”

7 p.m. Reception follows.

Custom House Maritime Museum, 25 Water Street, Newburyport

Newburyport gained prominence as a maritime center of wealth, culture and influence in the Colonial and Federal periods. What was the role of women in creating and preserving the wealth, culture and sophistication of Newburyport in the 18th and 19th centuries?

Donation: $10

Saturday, May 11

Tour

“Historic Fireplaces”

8:30 – 11 am

8 Bromfield Street, Newburyport

Richard Irons, noted master restoration mason, will lecture on the evolution of fire places, hearth cooking and the preservation of fireplaces. He has uncovered hundreds of fireplaces, bake ovens, set kettles, and meat smokers for clients.

Admission: $30. Limited reservations are required (www.nbptpreservationtrust.org) for a total of 20 people on the tour.

Tour

“A Woman, A Dream, A Library”

10 am – noon. Tours repeat every 15 minutes.

Emma L. Andrews Library, 77 Purchase Street, Newburyport

Stop by the Emma L. Andrews Library and hear from Emma herself on how the historic library came to be and how it has survived the past century. The 15 minute living history tour will highlight the quaint Joppa library, established in 1900, and its efforts to remain open to families throughout Newburyport.

Admission: Free

Lecture

“America’s Kitchens”

Noon – 2:30 pm

First Parish Church, 20 High Road, Newbury

Enjoy a light luncheon and join Senior Curator Nancy Carlisle for an in-depth look at this important room – at times the harried workspace and at other times the sentimental heart of the home.

Admission: $20 per person, $35 per couple. Registration recommended (call 978-462-2634).

Tour

“St. Anna’s Chapel: A Historic Restoration in Progress”

2 – 3 pm

166 High Street, Newburyport

A tour and discussion of the history and restoration of this Civil War era chapel is located in the churchyard of St. Paul’s Church.

Donation: $5 toward restoration is requested.

Tour

“Old South Church History Tour”

3 – 4 pm

29 Federal Street, Newburyport

Enjoy a guided tour of the Old South Church and learn about the Great Awakening, which helped lay the foundation for America’s desire for liberty.

Donation: $5 toward restoration is requested.

Tour

“Newburyport’s Historic Business Women”

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Newburyport Public Library, 94 State Street, Newburyport

Join Historic New England’s Bethany Groff for a brisk tour of Newburyport’s downtown and meet some of the remarkable women who were at the heart of its commercial center.

Admission: Free

Dinner & Stories

“Tales & Ales”

6:30 – 9 pm

Swett-Ilsley House, 4 High Road, Newbury

Admission: $35 for Historic New England and Newburyport Preservation Trust members, $55 for non-members. Reservations required (call 978-462-2634) due to 40 seating capacity.

Sunday, Mary 12

Lecture & Mother’s Day Brunch

“The Herbalist’s Garden”

11 am – 1 pm

Carriage House, 8 Dexter Street, Newburyport

John Forti, a nationally recognized lecturer and Curator of Historic Landscapes at Strawbery Banke Museum, will explore garden history in practical new ways that give gardeners the tools to select and source period plants, choose appropriate planting patterns, structures and furnishings that can help bring elements of the past to life in our 21st century gardens.

Admission: $30. Reservations requested (www.nbptpreservationtrust.org) due to limited seating.

Tour

Powder House Park and Learning Center

1 - 3 p.m.

Godfrey’s Hill, 57 Low Street, Newburyport

Admission: Free

Tour

“Colonial Ladies, Housewives and Slaves”

1:30 pm.. – 3 p.m.

166 High Street, Newburyport

Join a narrative history of Colonial women buried in the cemetery surrounding St. Paul’s Church. The tour gathers at the front doors of the church.

Admission: Free

Tour

“Old South Church History Tour”

3 pm – 4 pm

29 Federal St., Newburyport

Enjoy a guided tour of the Old South Church and learn about the Great Awakening, which helped lay the foundation for America’s desire for liberty.

Admission: Free

2013 Preservation Awards

4:30 pm – 5 pm

Custom House Maritime Museum, 25 Water Street, Newburyport

Beginning in 2007, the Newburyport Preservation Trust has celebrated preservation efforts throughout our city by awarding individuals and organizations annuals for their contributions toward historic preservation. Our goal is to support, promote, celebrate and showcase preservation and raise awareness of the value and unique historic character of our community. Come and celebrate wonderful examples of preservation throughout Newburyport and see who earns well deserved recognition this year for preservation efforts.

Admission: Free

Lecture

“The Passionate Preservationist”

5 pm. Reception follows.

Custom House Maritime Museum, 25 Water St., Newburyport

Admission: Free

Go to www.nbptpreservationtrust.org or find Newburyport Preservation Trust on Facebook for more details on these events and to join the Trust and support preservation. The Trust collaborates with two fine partners in putting on Preservation Week; Historic New England and the Custom House Maritime Museum. The Institution for Savings graciously funded the outstanding “The Herbalist’s Garden” lecture on Mother’s Day.