Founded in 1896

Peabody Historical Society & Museum

C. 1904

Smith Barn

C. 1683

Nathaniel Felton House

C. 1852

Osborn-Salata House

Join us in preserving Peabody’s history

“Travel the World” Exhibit Opening

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Our “Travel the World” exhibit opening will take place on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Gideon Foster House, 35 Washington Street.

Don’t miss a chance to see vintage clothing, suitcases  and other travel memorabilia from the Society’s yesteryear collection, curated by our Costumes expert, Bonita DeLorenzo.  The exhibit can also be seen on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 10 am to 1 pm.  Best to call first at 978-531-0805 or 978-977-0514.

The Peabody Woman: Love, War, Work, & Beauty

“The Peabody Woman: Love, War, Work & Beauty”

Just in time for women’s history month, we explore the lives of four Peabody women. What experiences and challenges did women in Peabody face throughout our history? What can we learn from the women of the past?

Join us in exploring the answers to these questions, and more.

This exhibit was hosted at the Felton, Sr. House at our Felton-Smith Historic Site, in tandem with our Mini Quilt Challenge. The 2017 Mini Quilt Challenge quilters created quilts inspired by the women of Peabody, to compliment the museum exhibit.

Missed it? Exhibit will be up Spring and Summer 2017. Call to schedule an appointment.

Weddings

The historic Smith Barn is situated on a picturesque hilltop surrounded by two hundred and fifty acres of orchards and conservation land. Located at the Felton-Smith Historic Site adjacent to Peabody’s Brooksby Farm, the Smith Barn is the perfect setting for your special day. Rich in beauty and significance, the site represents over three centuries of the region’s history and is home to several historic landmarks.

We are proud to share that Yelp users have chosen the Smith Barn as one of the ten best wedding Venues in Massachusetts!*

History

Founded in 1896, the Peabody Historical Society & Museum is a center for the preservation, study and enjoyment of Peabody’s cultural heritage. The Society’s collections are of local and national significance and document over 300 years of the region’s history. The Society maintains eight historic properties, an extensive library and archives, and a large collection of china, textiles, furniture and fine and decorative arts.

Blog

A Special Thank You!

Tom and Shay

 

We want to give a shout out to Tom Zellen. Tom is the Peabody Historical Society Treasurer and bricklayer extraordinaire. He is pictured here with his beautiful dog Shay, in front of the second walkway he installed at one of our properties. Tom volunteered many hours of his own time, and we want him to know that we appreciate it!

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Mrs. Felton’s Tea

Thank you to our amazing volunteers for another successful Mrs. Felton’s Tea. Special shout out to Margaret Abbott! Thank you Patty Nihan for sharing your photos as well!...

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All Exhibits

“Travel the World” Exhibit Opening

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Our “Travel the World” exhibit opening will take place on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Gideon Foster House, 35 Washington Street.

Don’t miss a chance to see vintage clothing, suitcases  and other travel memorabilia from the Society’s yesteryear collection, curated by our Costumes expert, Bonita DeLorenzo.  The exhibit can also be seen on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 10 am to 1 pm.  Best to call first at 978-531-0805 or 978-977-0514.

The Peabody Woman: Love, War, Work, & Beauty

The Peabody Woman: Love, War, Work, & Beauty

“The Peabody Woman: Love, War, Work & Beauty”

Just in time for women’s history month, we explore the lives of four Peabody women. What experiences and challenges did women in Peabody face throughout our history? What can we learn from the women of the past?

Join us in exploring the answers to these questions, and more.

This exhibit was hosted at the Felton, Sr. House at our Felton-Smith Historic Site, in tandem with our Mini Quilt Challenge. The 2017 Mini Quilt Challenge quilters created quilts inspired by the women of Peabody, to compliment the museum exhibit.

Missed it? Exhibit will be up Spring and Summer 2017. Call to schedule an appointment.

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Peabody Historical Society
33 Washington Street
Peabody, MA 01960

Call

978.531.0805

Fax

978.531.0805

Message

info@peabodyhistorical.org (general info)
kelly.daniell@peabodyhistorical.org (research requests)

Smith Barn

Felton-Smith Historic Site, 38 Felton St., Peabody, MA 01960

General Gideon Foster House

Headquarters/Office Hours
35 Washington Street, Peabody, MA 01960

Osborne-Salata House

33 Washington Street, Peabody, MA 01960

Sutton-Peirson House

31 Washington Street, Peabody, MA 01960

Nathaniel Felton Senior House

47 Felton Street, Felton-Smith Historic Site, Peabody, MA 01960

Nathaniel Felton Junior House

43 Felton Street, Felton-Smith Historic Site, Peabody, MA 01960

Peabody Historical Fire Museum

38 Rear Felton Street, Felton-Smith Historic Site, Peabody, MA 01960
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