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

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.

City of Nations: Stories of Immigration to Peabody

Why did people choose to immigrate to the city of Peabody? Come hear those stories first hand, see pieces from our collection related to immigration, and share with us your own family heritage.

When:
Currently on view.

Where: 33 Washington Street, Osborn Salata House, Peabody, MA

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

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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Happy Birthday George!

George Peabody was a banker and philanthropist. He was arguably the first man of wealth to donate much of his fortune to benefit others. He was born in South Danvers on February , 1795, in a house on Washington Street. In 1868 the town of South Danvers was renamed...

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All Exhibits

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.

City of Nations: Stories of Immigration to Peabody

Why did people choose to immigrate to the city of Peabody? Come hear those stories first hand, see pieces from our collection related to immigration, and share with us your own family heritage.

When:
Currently on view.

Where: 33 Washington Street, Osborn Salata House, Peabody, MA

Visit

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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