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May 4, 2013

Preservation Week calendar of events

Wednesday, May 8


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


“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


“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


“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 ( for a total of 20 people on the 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.

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