The Newburyport Preservation Trust is a non-profit membership organization that brings together people from Newburyport and beyond who value the preservation of the city’s period architecture, neighborhood ambiance, heritage landscapes, and authentic historic character.
We are excited to announce our newest initiative: the NPT Historic House Plaque Program. Owners of the many hundreds of historic homes in Newburyport now have the opportunity to proudly identify their house with a plaque that indicates the owner/builder, date, or other notable fact. Central to the program, and of particular historical value, is the verification of dates, names, and facts by professional researchers. Dedicated stewards of Newburyport's older homes can learn the "real story" of their home, and showcase that stewardship with a plaque validated by the Newburyport Preservation Trust. See complete information about the program at our dedicated Historic House Plaque Program page, including how you can apply for a plaque.
NPT's signature event is Preservation Week, the annual spring celebration of the city's preservation for all ages and interests that attracts capacity attendance for its walking tours, lectures, social events, and the Historic Preservation Awards ceremony. Preservation Week 2015, "Signs of the Times," is May 12-17. See the schedule of events on the Events/Preservation Week page. To read more about past events, visit our Preservation Week Archive.
Newburyport’s past preservation – thanks to both circumstance and vision – has come to define who we are and anchors our quality of life. Today all Newburyporters have a stake in the authenticity of the city’s historic character.
The Newburyport Preservation Trust aims (1) to be a voice for preservation concerns, (2) to promote preservation education, (3) to foster awareness of the need for preservation, and (4) to encourage compatible new development.
The Newburyport Preservation Trust is among the select affiliate members of Historic New England, the largest regional preservation organization in the U.S.
The Newburyport Preservation Trust web site offers information on its programs and projects, as well as introductions to Newburyport history and architecture. Throughout the site are annotated links to useful preservation resources. Have a look around – and then join us on our Membership page!