On Coastal Byway

Walking the National Register of Historic Places in Lynn

Lynn has over 20 sites included in the National Register of Historic Places. We will talk about 12 of them on a walk starting at St. Stephen's Memorial Episcopal Church at 74 South Common Street and ending at the site of the Old English High School on the corner of Essex and James Streets. In between we will view the Capitol Diner, G.A.R. Building, High Rock Tower and Stone Cottage, Armory, Masonic Hall, City Hall, Public Library,Post Office, Old Lynn High School and Vamp Building.

Newburyport Clipper Heritage Trail

Take a walk with historian Ghlee E. Woodworth, the creator of the Newburyport Clipper Heritage Trail. Newburyport was one signature away from losing the downtown to bulldozers - hear the story of how a group of citizens saved the historic downtown. Learn about Elbow Alley, Pearson's Bakery and the coal industry. There’s history in every footstep you take. Visit www.clipperheritagetrail.com and discover Newburyport’s fascinating history. The Trail is an American Association for State and Local History Merit Award winner.

Privateer Trail Walking Tour

Join us as we journey through Beverly to visit the homes and businesses of some of Beverly's most famous privateers, including the legendary Hugh Hill! We will also experience some beautiful waterfront views as our guides explain how these sites would have looked and been used. Walking tours offer insight into the hidden history of Beverly and introduce you to its key events and major figures. Rain or shine; in case of severe weather, check with us that day.

Paddle the Ipswich River

The Ipswich River Watershed Association’s headquarters at Riverbend is a great place to paddle and explore the river! This event is a beginner, family friendly paddle on pond-like conditions open to all ages and abilities. Our route will depend on water levels but plan on at least an hour of paddling.

A History Tour of St. Anna's Chapel

Join us for a tour and discussion of the history of this Civil War era chapel, located in the churchyard of St. Paul's Church in Newburyport. The chapel interior has been unchanged since its consecration in April 1863, a time capsule for 155 years. St. Anna’s Chapel fourteen stained glass windows, created by Henry Sharp Studios of New York City, are some of the earliest examples of stained glass in New England, and indeed America. The original hand pump organ, constructed by William Stevens of Boston, is intact and has undergone a complete restoration to its original full range of sound.

Caroline Emmerton: A Woman of Letters

Join David Moffat, lead interpreter at The House of the Seven Gables, for his special lecture Caroline Emmerton: A Woman of Letters. Mr. Moffat is the author of Caroline Emmerton: An Unbounded Vision, a short biographical work that was the companion for our 2016 exhibit commemorating the 150th birthday of the founder of The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association. Throughout 2016, The Gables has been celebrating the vision of Miss Emmerton with special programs, parties, lectures, and more. We are delighted to be able to offer Mr.

Caroline Emmerton's House of the Seven Gables: A pre-1920 Tour

Step back in time with a tour of The House of the Seven Gables as it was written by founder Caroline Emmerton before 1920. Hear the interesting interpretation of the museum as it was shared with the earliest visitors to the famed historic house museum and learn about how research over the years has helped The Gables to share a more accurate story. In 2016, The House of the Seven Gables is commemorating the 150th birthday of Miss Emmerton with a variety of programming that celebrates her life, legacy, and vision.

Colonial Revival Garden Q&A

Join longtime Gables head gardener Robyn Kantor for a brief overview and Q&A related to the Colonial Revival seaside gardens at The House of the Seven Gables. Ms. Kantor will share the unique design history, information about plantings, and field questions about how to make your own garden bloom.

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