Museum of Old Newbury organizes a conference on historical parades | Local News

NEWBURYPORT – The Museum of Old Newbury presents “The Best Ever! Parades in New England, 1788-1940” on Thursday, October 13 at 7 p.m.

Historian Jane Nylander will talk about the parade tradition in New England, with photos from Newbury and Newburyport.

His book is illustrated with nearly 300 photographs of parades, floats and banners, most of which have disappeared. They include the Federal Ship carried in the 1788 Ratification Parade in New Haven, Connecticut. The tradition of the parade was affected by the start of World War II.

Free for all thanks to Mass Humanities, but reserve a place at NewburyHistory.org or by calling 978-462-2681.

For more information, images and contacts, email [email protected]

The Museum of Old Newbury preserves and interprets the history of ‘Old Newbury’, including Newbury, Newburyport and West Newbury, from European settlement to the present day. The museum, founded in 1877, fulfills its mission through the preservation and administration of the Cushing House, Perkins Engraving Factory and other historic structures on its High Street campus and pursues its purpose through conferences, exhibitions, educational programs, publications and research.

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