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About Newbury
The plantation of Newbury was founded as a town in 1635 and is located in the northeastern part of Essex County. Pawtucket Indians hunted and captured seasonal runs before settlers appeared.

As the town grew fishing - weaving - tanning and shoe making as well as small scale ship building became important industries. Farmers would raise cattle and sheep so by 1791 there were over 3000 cattle on the town lands. Around that time the town began to produce woolen goods made from the first American-made wool machines that also included snuff and chaises and slate.

The competition from England's woolen mills decreased the emphasis on woolens which led to the production of cotton fabric and was the beginning of a cooperage which is a machine made nail factory and scythe mill.

In 1844 James Steam Mills was began and in 1850 the railroads were in town, by 1845 45000 pairs of shoes were made. Soon the economy would swing back into agriculture and by the end of the 19th century there was a large shift into dairying. By 1905 instead of shoes there were 450000 gallons of milk were produced and poultry and eggs became a significant business.

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Strut for Strays

When: May 31, 2015 10:45:00 AM in Newbury, Massachusetts
Cost: $25 (Sun, 31 May 2015 10:45:00 )
Farm Adventures at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm
Farm Adventures at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

Monday, July 27 – Friday, Friday July 31, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass.


$200 Historic New England members, $260 nonmembers (includes Household membership)


For campers ages 9-11

Kids investigate fields, gardens, and animals while discovering the wonders of farm life at the 230-acre Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. They ride a hay-wagon and explore neighboring resources such as Plum Island Airfield, Mass Audobon's Joppa Flats Education Center, and Parker River Wildlife Refuge. Pack a lunch and get ready for an adventure.


Refund policy: Cancellations at least one month prior to the program receive a full refund, minus a $5 registration fee per child.

Visit the Farm Adventures Summer Enrichment Program web page or call 978-462-2634 for more information. Important: please list your child's name and age in the 'order notes' field at checkout. Register now.

When: Jul 27, 2015 12 AM in Newbury, Massachusetts (Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00 )
Cig Harvey: Gardening at Night
When: Feb 1, 2015 12 AM to Mar 31, 2015 12 AMin Newbury, Massachusetts (Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00 )
"Strut for Strays" 5K Walk, Run, & festival to benefit Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society
Join us for the 2015 Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society's Strut for Strays walk, run & festival on Sunday, May 31st, 2015 on the Upper Green on High Road in Newbury, MA from 10am to 2pm and help raise money for cats and kittens in need. This year's features a 5K fundraising walk (starting at noon), 5K run, food, games, and vendor booths for the whole family -- and your leashed pets! 5K run begins at 10:45am with an award ceremony at noon. The 5K walk begins at 12:30pm, with an award ceremony and various raffle drawings at 1:30pm. The registration fee for the 5k Run is $25. To register visit To register for the 5k walk visit If you have any questions email Melissa at

When: May 31, 2015 10 AM to May 31, 2015 2 PMin Newbury, Massachusetts (Sun, 31 May 2015 10 )
Fran Forman - Enchanted Constructions
When: Nov 22, 2015 12 AM to Jan 4, 2015 12 AMin Newbury, Massachusetts (Sun, 22 Nov 2015 00 )

When: Sep 15, 2014 12 AM to Mar 22, 2015 12 AMin Newbury, Massachusetts (Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00 )
Ask the Experts: A Primer on Dendrochronology
Ask the Experts: A Primer on Dendrochronology
Saturday, April 18, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little's Lane, Newbury, Mass.
$60 Historic New England and Historic Deerfield members, $75 nonmembers, $50 Historic Homeowner members and students (with valid ID)
Dendrochronology, or the practice of scientifically dating timber structures, intrigues many owners of old houses. At this weekend workshop, get an introduction to this fascinating area of building conservation. Learn what dendro is, how it works, what it can and can't tell us, and how dendro dating impacts preservation decisions in historic houses. Experts William Flynt of Historic Deerfield, architectural historian Anne Grady, and Newport Restoration Foundation Executive Director Pieter Roos discuss the use of dendrochronology, what it has revealed about New England architecture, current research, and how you can access testing. Afternoon tours of the manor house at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm and nearby Swett-Ilsley House give a first-hand look at tested sites.
Box lunch is included. Registration is required. Historic Deerfield members must call to register. Please call 617-994-6644 for more information. Purchase tickets now

When: Apr 18, 2015 9 AM in Newbury, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09 )

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