Newburyport Preservation Week

The signature event of the Newburyport Preservation Trust is Newburyport Preservation Week every spring, featuring a varied program of illustrated lectures, architectural tours, social events, and a closing reception to present the Newburyport Preservation Trust's annual Preservation  Awards. In winter, the Newburyport Preservation Trust offers a one-day seminar on a topic of preservation interest.

Newburyport Preservation Week 2014:
Newburyport's 250th Anniversary ...
... and Historic District's 30th
Wednesday - Sunday, May 14-18, 2014

The theme in 2014 is one of multiple anniversary celebration, so NPT members are advised to mark calendars now and get those party hats-and-horns ready. The year 2014 is the 250th anniversary of the town of Newbury’s “Waterside” separating into the new town of Newburyport in 1754. The year 2014 also happens to be the 30th anniversary of Newburyport’s designation as a National Register Historic District by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Newburyport’s National Register Historic District, comprised of over 2500 contributing buildings when first designated in 1984, extends from the Joppa area of the city’s South End to Atkinson Common at the city’s North End. Within the 7500-acre district are 10 neighborhood districts.

Click here to see the complete 2014 Preservation Week schedule of events.
(a downloadable, easily readable, three-page PDF file)

One Preservation Week event requires advance registration: the popular Historic Fireplace Tour with master restoration mason Richard Irons (Sat., May 17, 2014; $30.00; limited to 20 people). Register online at our Event Registration page, or by phone at 978-358-7880.

Nominations Open for 2014 Preservation Awards

The Newburyport Preservation Trust is accepting nominations for the 2014 Preservation Awards to be presented in conjunction with Preservation Week May 14-18, 2014. Awards will be presented in seven categories: stewardship, exterior restoration, interior restoration, sensitive addition to a historic building, historic landscape restoration, historically sensitive contractor/builder, and sustainable historic structure. Nominations may be made by NPT members and non-members alike. Simply download/print the nomination form and awards criteria from this link or from our Preservation Week page, fill out the form(s) with your nomination(s), and return to the Newburyport Preservation Trust at P. O. Box 184, Newburyport, MA 01950. Nominations must be received by April 18, 2014. Since 2007 the Newburyport Preservation Trust has celebrated preservation efforts through its Preservation Awards. Our goal is to support, promote, celebrate, and showcase preservation --- and raise awareness of the value and unique historic character of our community.

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