Local Historian To Speak: Newburyport Then And Now

Wednesday October 12, 2022

Newburyport — Do you think you know Newburyport? On October 19 th from noon to 1:00 at the Newburyport Senior Center Ghlee E. Woodworth, Newburyport native and 12th-generation descendant of Robert Adams, one of the first settlers of Newbury, will show historic photos of Newburyport and compare them to the same scene taken today. In 90 photos Woodworth will show before and after shots of buildings, streetscapes, the waterfront and

more. You’ll be able to see the changes from the 1800s through the 1960s: the Wolfe Tavern to a parking lot,the railroad depot to the Route One bypass. This engaging way to learn about Newburyport history is sponsored by the Greater Newburyport Village. 

Woodworth, a Peace Corps volunteer, mentor and trainer traveled the world until settling back in Newburyport in 2005. With no prior knowledge of Newburyport’s history she spent months learning how to research the abundant archived records of the City from its earliest days. Since then, Ghlee has delivered over 200 presentations on a variety of Newburyport history topics in slideshow lectures, and tours conducted on foot, by bus and boat. She is the author of several books about Newburyport. 

Her newest book, Newburyport Clipper Heritage Trail Volume II, has just arrived and includes 9 self-guided tours, 400 images, maps and legends, and 105 people/topics has arrived copies will be available for purchase.

This talk is free and a complimentary box lunch is available courtesy of the Friends of the Council on Aging and the Greater Newburyport Village. Call the Senior Center at 978-462-0430 to reserve your lunch. Village Talks are offered by the Greater Newburyport Village for the enrichment of the community; they occur every third Wednesday of the month.

For more information about Village Talks, check the event calendar at www.greaternewburyportvillage.org, email info@greaternewburyportvillage.org, or call 978 206-1821.

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