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First Friday: Newburyport Clipper Heritage Trail, Volume II

July 1, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Grab a beverage and snack and get ready to view over 60 images of old Newburyport. Ghlee E. Woodworth’s forthcoming local history book following 2021’s popular Newburyport Clipper Heritage Trail, Volume I. Whereas Volume I focused on downtown tours, this guidebook will take you throughout the city, visiting shipyards, authors, poets, sea captains, photographers, cemeteries, and Plum Island. See a castle, the sites of old cotton mills, schoolhouses, a distillery, and comb factory, a hotel and lighthouse, and hear about a summer camp for disabled children. You’ll even discover Wonder Woman’s connection to Newburyport! Learn more at Ghlee’s award-winning website.

Ghlee E. Woodworth is a 12th-generation Newburyport native. Ghlee’s first publication Tiptoe Through the Tombstones, Oak Hill Cemetery, won awards from the New England (2009) and New York (2010) Book Festivals. She is the creator and author of Newburyport’s Clipper Heritage Trail, a series of self-guided history tours accessed via a website or mobile device. The Clipper Heritage Trail was an American Association for State and Local History Merit Award winner in 2014. Clipper Heritage Trail, Volume I was published in 2020, and Volume II is scheduled to come out in the summer of 2022. Ghlee was honored with the Distinguished Citizen Award for beneficence to the Newburyport community in 2016 presented by Mayor Donna Holaday and the Spirit of Adventure Council of the Boy Scouts of America and was the recipient of the Pioneer in Partnership Award from the Essex National Heritage Commission in 2017 for her contributions to Newburyport’s local history. Trained in gravestone restoration Ghlee has restored over 1,300 gravestones in Oak Hill Cemetery and other burying grounds.


July 1, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Custom House Maritime Museum
25 Water Street
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
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