Founded in 1896

Peabody Historical Society & Museum

C. 1904

Smith Barn

C. 1683

Nathaniel Felton House

C. 1852

Osborn-Salata House

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“Play Ball: the Story of Sports in Peabody”

Osborne-Salata House
33 Washington Street, Peabody, MA
Open Monday through Friday, 10am to 3pm

 

Learn more about Peabody’s legendary teams and local heroes. This exhibit explores universal themes of community and self-development, as well as taking a look at the many sports items the Historical Society has in our collections. Free to the public.

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!* and the Bons Best of 2018, Reader’s Choice for Wedding Venue!

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.

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100th Anniversary of Armistice Day

100th Anniversary of Armistice Day

On November 11, 2018, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and the end of World War I.

26 Peabody men lost their lives serving their country during this conflict:

Fedor Borovik, Michael J. Burke, Eugene F. Connelly, Daniel Augustus Driscoll, John James Durkin, Franklin Jewett Farnsworth, John J. Hourihan, Charles James Howley, Daniel Francis Keefe, Peter Kosranis, Frank F. Martinack, Peter Alfred McDonough, Leroy Edmund Nelson, George Linwood Nickerson, James O’Connell, William Henry O’Connell, Gregory Paleologos, William J. Quinlan, Arthur Francis Tracey, George Eaton Tracey, Ksenofonm Uvanor, Harold G. Van Norden, Thomas Francis Walsh and Delmar Joseph Warner.

Above is a photograph of Peabody Square on this momentous day in 1918.

Imagine that day. A local press reports, “The news of the Armistice was brought to Peabody at 6am, and it was announced 11am Paris time. All the factory whistles in Peabody, the fire alarms and the church bells were used to announce the Armistice. The celebrations continued on the following day until late in the evening. There was no school, and factories and stories remained closed. The parade had over 3,000 in line.”

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Salem Village or, Peabody

We at the Peabody Historical Society are excited for the progress being made on the Proctor’s Ledge Memorial. Peabody, in fact, was home to some of the most well-known victims of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 (being known as Salem Village then). John and...

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All Exhibits

“Play Ball: the Story of Sports in Peabody”

Osborne-Salata House
33 Washington Street, Peabody, MA
Open Monday through Friday, 10am to 3pm

 

Learn more about Peabody’s legendary teams and local heroes. This exhibit explores universal themes of community and self-development, as well as taking a look at the many sports items the Historical Society has in our collections. Free to the public.

Visit

Peabody Historical Society
33 Washington Street
Peabody, MA 01960

Call

978.531.0805

Fax

978.531.7292

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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