Peabody Historical Society
Girl with a flower, ca. 1800-1820, on oil canvas, attributed to Gideon Foster Jr. Sampler, 1817, made by Sally Richardson, silk and linen, gift of Sarah E. Hunt John Proctor Tavern Sign, ca. 1800, 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.

Tour the Felton-Smith Historic Site!
Tours of the Nathaniel Felton Sr. and Jr. Houses and the Fire Museum are free and available by appointment by calling 978-531-0805.

On view now 

Peabody and War: Selections from Our Military Collection
Join us for a military tour from 1776 to Operation Desert Storm! On view now- December 2015


Salute to Art. Peabody Art Association's 20th Anniversary

Various works of art illustrating the concept of 20. Through August 28, 2015.


Leisure through the Seasons

An varied stroll through the seasons with 20th century pasttimes, diversions and sports.

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