• 04 Aug 2016 7:27 AM | Web Wrangler (Administrator)

    NPT's Do It Ye Self Series presents ...
    To The Core: The Many Layers of Stripping Paint
    with Benjamin Twombly
    Saturday, September 10, 1:00 - 3:15 p.m.
    Perkins Mint Building (Museum of Old Newbury)
    Fruit Street, Newburyport

    In the latest in the Newburyport Preservation Trust's popular "Do It Ye Self" series, restoration carpenter Benjamin Twombly shares his years of knowledge and experience tackling the delicate task of removing paint. Ben will first present an overview of the common paint removal challenges attendees might face in their homes, and then welcome questions about specific situations. A demonstration follows that illustrates a number of options for the do-it-yourself homeowner. Whether the paint removal project is a large exterior expanse or a detailed piece of interior moulding, Ben has seen it all, and can guide homeowners to complete projects successfully without compromising the character of their home.

    The cost is $15 per person for members, and $20 per person for non-members. Registration (online only) is limited to 25 attendees. Register at the "Events" page of the Newburyport Preservation Trust website: For additional information, contact "Do It Ye Self" program coordinator Matt Blanchette at 978-697-5135 (email:

  • 18 Jul 2016 8:42 AM | Web Wrangler (Administrator)

    Summer 2016 NPT Newsletter now online. The summer 2016 newsletter of the Newburyport Preservation Trust has been e-mailed to members, and is also available to read online here. In this issue, the lead article is a recap of Preservation Week 2016 --- with photos of this year's award winners. You can also read the latest news about preservation advocacy efforts, and more.

    In this issue:

    - Preservation Week 2016 recap: "Preserving the Architecture of Faith"

    - "If This House Could Talk" - July 30 - Aug. 6

    - NPT preservation advocacy update

    - NPT's "Do It Ye Self" series: House research program draws a crowd

    - New book looks at the future of historic preservation in the U.S.

  • 10 Jul 2016 10:48 AM | Web Wrangler (Administrator)
    Wipe off the frown ... and replace it with "Amazon Smile"!

    Do you buy stuff on Of course you do! Even if you don't shop there for all your thingamajigs and watchamacallits, you surely go to for access to scholarly tomes, obscure literature, and hard-to-find recordings.

    Now, when you shop at, make sure to sign in through the "Amazon Smile" program, and a whopping 0.5% of your purchase price will go to support the Newburyport Preservation Trust! Don't laugh --- it all adds up! So the next time you browse, wipe off the frown and click on this link to Amazon Smile.

    Better yet, copy the link to your desktop for even faster and easier access!

  • 25 Jun 2016 8:22 AM | Web Wrangler (Administrator)

    "Researching Your Historic Home" available online

    The June 25 presentation at the Newburyport Public Library, "Researching Your Historic Home," is now viewable and downloadable here in PDF format. Presenter Linda Tulley, a professional house researcher, made the 29-slide PDF file available to the Newburyport Preservation Trust as part of its Do It Ye Self series. The Newburyport Presevation Trust is among the sponsors of the Yankee Homecoming week event, "If This House Could Talk" (July 30 - August 6), and the house research presentation can help participants discover interesting facts for their homes to mutter, shout, or jabber (figuratively, of course) during that event.

  • 13 May 2016 11:29 AM | Web Wrangler (Administrator)

    The presentation graphics of "Newburyport's Architecture of Faith," the preview program of Preservation Week 2016, are now online for close-up study. Also in downloadable PDF format is the handout for the program presented Tuesday, May 10, at St. Anna's Chapel of St. Paul's Church.

    Click on the following link for the informative program handout.

    Click on the following link for the presentation graphics. (Despite file compression, the number of photos makes this a large file.)

    The program encompassed the roots of New England church architecture, from the pagan rockpiles and "heathen halls" of Celtic cultures in northern Europe, to the formalized styles of later centuries, to the austere Puritan meeting houses, down to the American amalgam of styles still present today in the churches that contribute to Newburyport's atmosphere and sense-of-place. The presentation graphics include photos of the city's churches: old and new, past and present, defunct and re-purposed. The program was presented by museum/history professional R.W. Bacon.

  • 01 Jan 2016 8:00 PM | Web Wrangler (Administrator)

    A Measure of Change (1975) by Lawrence Rosenblum is a must-see eye-opener for every new arrival to Newburyport, and for those who may have forgotten the 1960s-70s. In just 29 minutes, the video documentary examines the landmark decision to use historic preservation principles for the first time in federal HUD urban renewal projects. Because of its relevance to multiple preservation topics, links to this video can be found in several places on the NPT web site, including the Preservation Resources & Links page. Or, you can go directly to the video here.

  • 22 Nov 2015 11:54 AM | Web Wrangler (Administrator)

    The Newburyport Preservation Trust has a new presence on Facebook! Members and website users are urged to visit and multiply.

    While the NPT website is a massive compilation of valuable content, the new Facebook page promises wider and more immediate contact for our "calls to action" and preservation advocacy efforts. The very nature of Facebook, with contacts multiplying faster than rabbits, is sure to boost the profile of NPT in Newburyport and beyond.

    To visit the public Facebook page and click your lasting affection, here is the link: Then make sure to visit often to keep up with the latest developments on the preservation front.

  • 01 Jan 2014 10:00 AM | Web Wrangler (Administrator)

    This news item is always current: Newburyport residents can monitor the pulse of preservation at meetings of the city's Historical Commission, City Council, Zoning Board of Appeals, and other boards and committees.

    The Newburyport Historical Commission meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, City Hall, 60 Pleasant Street, Newburyport.

    The Newburyport Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, City Hall, 60 Pleasant Street, Newburyport.

    Confirm specific meeting dates and times for the City Council and other boards at the city's online meeting calendar.

  • 29 Oct 2012 7:00 PM | Anonymous

    Walk Newburyport.If you don’t yet own a copy of NPT’s informative guide to the city’s architecture published in 2011, which includes three self-guided walking tours, you can now order it online directly from our web site's Donate & Shop page.

    Walk Newburyport: Three Self-Guided Residential Walking Tours, With an Overview of Common Styles, Local History, and Significant Public Buildings is sure to lead you to new discoveries of architectural gems, all within a short distance from downtown. Prepared by local architects, writers, and designers – all members of NPT – the book includes an introduction to the periods and styles of domestic architecture in Newburyport, a glossary of terms, and historical sidebars in addition to the walking tours. Walk Newburyport is a must-have for residents who want to learn more about the buildings that give Newburyport its special character, and a must-have for those who enjoy introducing Newburyport to their guests. Order yours today – one for yourself and one for your guest room! It's Only $10 postpaid, and you can order it online directly from our web site's  Donate & Shop page. You can also purchase Walk Newburyport locally at the Book Rack, Fowle’s, Jabberwocky, the Cushing House Museum, or Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm.

  • 17 Mar 2012 12:30 AM | Anonymous
    At last --- a resuscitated web site ... and you’ve found it! NPT is pleased to introduce its new information-packed web site. In addition to dramatically expanded content about Newburyport's history, architecture, and preservation, the new site integrates streamlined membership management and online store functions.

    Throughout the NPT site --- and on the dedicated Preservation Resources page --- are informatively annotated links to external sites of interest to Newburyport architecture enthusiasts and of use to owners of older homes. The new site includes the equivalent of 50 pages of all-new professionally-prepared text content, 113 photos, 33 custom graphics, 18 historic maps, 8 hours of video, 117 links to publications and organizations, and access to 6104 pages of Newburyport history, architecture, and preservation knowledge.

    As we gain familiarity with the many available functions of the new site, we will activate new features. Our goal is to allow members to easily log-in, update contact information, renew membership, make purchases, donate, and register for events all online.

    Content compilation/composition, site organization, design, and custom graphics were accomplished in-house by NPT. The site was implemented by Tykatech, a Massachusetts company experienced with online membership management applications.

    We invite members to explore the site, and then send comments, compliments, complaints, brickbats, suggestions, etc. to

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