As much as our society keeps stressing self and the value of Today; everything changes when you purchase an historical home. Once you have one, and realize that multiple homeowners have walked where you have walked, touched the walls as you have touched and mutually experienced the look and feel of the home – you realize you are a steward of history.
Learning more about who lived in your home will also help you take care of the building as you understand the time periods they lived and what they may have altered to reflect their lifestyles.
This meeting on Saturday at the Joppa Flats Audubon Center will show you how to do historical research. I have been to the Salem Registry and touched first-hand ancient deed legers and explored who owned my house. And we are blessed here in Newburyport of having tremendous resources for researching our history – Custom House, Cushing House and the Library Archives.
The cost is nominal when you understand fully the goal: Making Ourselves Good Stewards
$20/members of Historic New England and the Preservation Trust.
It all starts at 10:00 and goes to 3:00.