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A Brief History of Old Newbury
Saturday, October 22
A Brief History of Old Newbury
10:00 am
PEABODY LIBRARY 2 Maple ST Georgetown MA; arrival as early as 9:30am    
To attend Virtually by Zoom,
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Business Meeting 10AM
Presentation: 10:20AM     PUBLIC WELCOME,   MASKS OPTIONAL

  Bethany Groff Dorau,  Executive Director  


               A Brief History of Old Newbury

Take an illustrated ramble through the 17th century community of Newbury, present-day Newburyport, West Newbury, Newbury, and Byfield. Author, historian, and museum director Bethany Groff Dorau, descendant of 52 of the first European settler families of Old Newbury will use maps, court records, photographs, and other documents to provide a virtual tour of this important early New England town.


Bethany Groff Dorau is the author of A Newburyport Marine in World War I: The Life and Legacy of Eben Bradbury, A Brief History of Old Newbury (History Press), and a primary contributor to the Defining Documents in American History Series. She is the executive director of the Museum of Old Newbury, and a recipient of the Preservation Leadership Award from the Newburyport Preservation Trust, the Pioneer in Preservation Award from the Essex National Heritage Commission, and the North of Boston CVB Leadership Award. Bethany sits on the executive board of the North of Boston CVB, Lowell’s Boat Shop, and the planning committee of the Newburyport Literary Festival. She has published articles in the New York Times, New England Quarterly, the Encyclopedia of American History, and Historic New England Magazine. She holds an MA in History from the University of Massachusetts, and lives in West Newbury with her family.