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MV Culture Mapping: Newburyport, Amesbury, Salisbury, Newbury and Rowley

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Newburyport Senior Center

331 High St

Newburyport, MA 01950

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Join us to share your ideas and stories that make living in your community special!

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Please join us for a mapping session at the Newburyport Senior Center! There will be two sessions to choose from on May 27 at 3-5pm and 6-8pm.

Merrimack Valley is rich in history, natural features, the arts, and most of all people. Thousands of years of habitation, a beautiful and powerful river, and people from all parts of the world make this region special. What places, traditions, and stories do you value? Are there events, activities, celebrations, and things that people grow and make that have meaning for you? We’re asking you to share your ideas and stories with the Merrimack Valley Culture Mapping Project and bring photos or small objects that represent meaningful events, places, people, or other memories that you would like to see on the map. By learning what makes living here meaningful, we hope to work together better to build upon those things in the years ahead.

The project will have several results:

1. A digital map and searchable database for MVPC’s website including tangible, arts and cultural places and spaces in each of the fifteen cities and towns in Essex County that fall under MVPC’s service area. The database will also include intangible assets such as stories, memories, historic events, etc. that have significant meaning in each community. These will allow city and town planning efforts to include planning for the cultural assets that make our communities safe, healthy, vibrant, and connected. The fifteen cities and towns represented in the project are: Lawrence, Haverhill, Methuen, Andover, North Andover, Merrimac, West Newbury, Newbury, Groveland, Boxford, Georgetown, Rowley, Newburyport, Salisbury, and Amesbury.

2. Pieces of public art that represent the above assets of the communities that will be created with the involvement of community members during the May-June events detailed below.

3. Active community conversations about what people in the Valley find important and share. Launched during this set of interactive and enjoyable events, these conversations will hopefully continue through the work of the partners and the ECCF Creative County Initiative.

This is a rare opportunity to connect with neighbors within and between the Merrimack Valley communities to identify and honor the places, spaces, and intangible cultural assets that make us want to live, work, raise families, and start businesses in our communities.

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Newburyport Senior Center

331 High St

Newburyport, MA 01950

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