It is hard to believe that next weekend is the start of Yankee Homecoming.
The really big thing for Old Fashioned Sunday will be the Civil War Encampment at Brown’s Square – an easy walk down Green Street from all the typical events at the Bartlett ‘Mahl’.
I will be expanding my website coverage for the YHC and will be following closely all the activities for the week long event as the Coast Guard brass arrive!
If you need more information for Sunday, here is a press release I received:
Newburyport and the Civil War author, William Hallett and with his wife Elizabeth, invite you to join them on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 5 p.m or Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 10 a.m. for Footsteps of Heroes: Civil War Walking Tour of Newburyport.
The 90 minutes walking tour features sites and stories of Newburyport’s Civil War history including Albert W. Bartlett and the first troops who left the Clipper City; stories of the shipyard; a local politician (and dear friend of Jefferson Davis) who almost ran against Lincoln for president; stories of Frederick Douglass’ visit; a Newburyporter who would become a Confederate General; Civil War P.O.W.’s and more!
The tour begins and ends at 57 State St (Arthur Page Insurance Co). Please wear appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. Tips are welcome and a portion of which will go to historic preservation.
For more information, please email: