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May 4, 2013

Preservation Week calendar of events


Admission: Free


“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).


“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.


“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.


“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 ( due to limited seating.

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