Peabody Historical Society
Redware Jug, late 18th Century, Joseph Reed Pottery, earthenware and red glaze, gift of Charles W. Potter Signature Quilt, 1869-70, made by the sewing circle of the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Peabody, gift of Mrs. Betty Gartner Maloney Woman with Red Shawl, ca. 1830, oil on canvas, artist unknown

Founded in 1896, the Peabody Historical Society & Museum collects and preserves the cultural history of Peabody Massachusetts and serves as a center for its study and enjoyment. Plan your wedding or corporate function with us.

The Society's collections are of local and national significance and document over 300 years of the region's history. The Society maintains seven historic properties, an extensive library and archives, and a large collection of china, textiles, furniture and fine and decorative arts. The Society is supported by many dedicated volunteers and members, by generous contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, and by the rental of the Smith Barn (, located at the idyllic Felton-Smith Historic Site, adjacent to Peabody's Brooksby Farm.

Two Days Only! Miniature Quilt Challenge Exhibition, April 11-12, 2015
Don't miss this special celebration of contemporary quilts created for the Society's second
annual Miniature Quilt Challenge!

Scholarship Opportunities
The Society is currently accepting applications from eligible students for its annual Shaw and
Metropolis scholarships.

On view now - Serving with Style: Vintage Aprons from the Collection of the PHS
Join us for a celebration of aprons and the women who wore them! On view Nov. 30, 2014 - May 17, 2015

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