Newburyport Preservation Week - Brunch with Boardman

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Newburyport Preservation Trust Fundraiser - Catered Brunch and Lecture on Captain Offin Boardman

Sunday, May 20th from 12:30 - 2:30 pm the Newburyport Preservation Trust proudly presents a bunch and lecture in the elegant, privately owned Federal style home on 190 High Street in Newburyport, MA. Bethany Groff, author of “A Brief History of Old Newbury from Settlement to Separation” will regale the audience with tales of the legendary privateer Captain Offin Boardman while guests sip a traditional rum punch, provided by Turkey Shore Distilleries.

“This is a man we would all want to share a punch bowl with” said Groff. “He was a bold man, a soul-searcher, a party animal, a romantic, and a key to the story of the birth of our nation. He is best known for dare-devil antics, capturing British ships with style, and even escaping from a notorious English prison not once, but twice!” Using excerpts from Offin Boardman’s diary, along with archeological studies and maritime records, Groff will introduce you to a national hero who was, and remains, larger than life.  

Enjoy brunch in the beautiful home Captain Boardman built for his daughter.  Admission: $30 Limited seating. For reservations, go to www.nbptpreservationtrust.organd buy tickets, call Linda Miller at 978.462.9079 or email Carrie Hometh at

Newburyport celebrates and commemorates historic preservation and Newburyport's Waterfront  during the sixth annual Newburyport Preservation Week, May 16 through May 20, 2012. Activities spanning five days will feature something for all ages and interests, including a walking tour and musket firing, expert panel discussion and rediscovered Newburyport’s wharves, the connection between the Newburyport Powder House, the waterfront and preparation for the War of 1812, historic photo slide shows and films, and the annual Historic Preservation Awards. Activities are open to the public and most are free. For more information, visit