About the Society

2018-2019 Monthly Programs

All programs take place in the Gould Barn unless otherwise noted. Parking is in the spaces marked “Gould Barn” in the Emerson parking lot, and along the east side of East Common Street.

The Society is very grateful to the Institution for Savings for their generous support of the Society’s lectures, performances and children’s programming.

  • Christmas Party (members only)
  • Sunday, December 2
  • 5:30 PM
  • Gould Barn
  • Enjoy a festive gaterhing and some Holiday Cheer in the Gould Barn!
  • Belva Lockwood for President!
  • Sunday, January 13, 2019
  • 3 PM
  • Gould Barn
  • Meet the first woman to run a full presidential campaign, in 1884! Belva Lockwood (Anne Barrett) will delight your audience with a lively campaign speech detailing her fight to be the first woman admitted to the Supreme Court Bar, her early struggles as a woman trying to break free of social con-ventions, and her 1884 bid for the presidency.
  • The Nautical History of Newburyport
  • Sunday, February 10
  • 3 PM
  • Gould Barn
  • Author Dyke Hendrickson explores the perfection of the clipper ship, the city's famous Federalist mansions and the bold adventures from the Age of Sail. Follow the men and women of Newburyport into battle, into gales and into fortune—or ruin.
  • Annual Meeting & Soup Supper
  • Sunday, March 10
  • 3pm
  • Gould Barn
  • Join in celebrating the Society’s past accomplishments and future plans, and enjoy a delicious meal.