The Newburyport Preservation Trust is a non-profit membership organization that brings together people from Newburyport and beyond who value the preservation of the city’s period architecture, neighborhood ambiance, heritage landscapes, and authentic historic character. The Trust provides consultation to individual homeowners and community groups.
Newburyport’s past preservation – thanks to both circumstance and vision – has come to define who we are and anchors our quality of life. Today all Newburyporters have a stake in the authenticity of the city’s historic character.
The Newburyport Preservation Trust aims (1) to be a voice for preservation concerns, (2) to promote preservation education, (3) to foster awareness of the need for preservation, and (4) to encourage compatible new development.
The Newburyport Preservation Trust is among the select affiliate members of Historic New England, the largest regional preservation organization in the U.S. The Newburyport Preservation Trust web site offers information on its programs and projects, as well as introductions to Newburyport history and architecture. Throughout the site are annotated links to useful preservation resources. Have a look around – and then join us on our Membership page!
One of the important components of NPT’s mission, along with preservation education and providing owners of historic homes with authoritative guidance, is preservation advocacy. In recent years in Newburyport, the alteration or destruction of historic properties to maximize profit has become more attractive to entrepreneurs. As a result, for those who value the architecture, ambiance, and authenticity of this city, active participation in preservation decision-making is more important than ever. We welcome your voice.