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Sunday, March 9, 2014, 2 pm

Midwives of Colonial Essex County, Abigail Chandler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History, Univeristy of Massachusetts, Lowell

Smith Barn, Carriage Room

38 Felton Street, Peabody

$5, members free

 

Dr. Chandler will speak about her extensive research on the legal role of colonial midwives in Essex county.

 

 

Sunday, March 16, 2014, 12-3 pm

Cassidy Museum & General Gideon Foster House open to the public

Featured Exhibit - Greetings from Peabody: The Art of Greeting Cards and Postcards, 1900-1960

33 & 35 Washington Street, Peabody
free to the public

 


Sunday, March 23, 2014, 2 pm

Behind the Smile: Orphaned by Hitler's Madness, Rev. Peter K. Brenner, author

Smith Barn, Carriage Room

38 Felton Street, Peabody

$5, members free

 

Rev. Peter K. Brenner will reflect on his experiences as an orphan who was taken from his Norwegian mother at birth by the Nazis during World War II. Brenner was part of Heinrich Himmler's Lebensborn program, a master design for cultivating an Aryan race. Five years and three orphanages later, he was brought to America and adopted by an Air Force chaplain. Brenner recounts his fascinating life story in his memoir Behind the Smile: Orphaned by Hitle's Madness.



April


Saturday, April 5, 2014, 11-3 pm & Sunday, April 6, 2014, 12-3 pm

Reflections on Old Favorites: Peabody Historical Society Miniature Quilt Challenge Exhibition
Smith Barn, Carriage Room
38 Felton Street, Peabody

$5 per person


Don't miss this special exhibition of contemporary quilts created for the Society's first-ever quilt challenge! Each particpant was invited to create a small quilt inspired by one of three antique quilts in the Society's collection. All entries and antique quilts will be on view. Visitors will have the opportunity to cast votes for their favorite quilts, and prizes will be awarded to the top three entries. (Voting will end on Sunday at 2:30, and winners will be annouced at 2:45.) This event will also feature an exhibit of the Society's antique quilts artfully arranged throughout the Nathaniel Felton Senior House.



Sunday, April 13, 2014, 2 pm

Word War II in the Pacific, Richard St. Pierre, Historian and PHS President

Smith Barn, Carriage Room

38 Felton Street, Peabody

$5, members free


St. Pierre will discuss the Pacific phase of the conflict, which saw the allied powers pitted against the Empire of Japan.



May

Wednesday, May, 21, 2014, 6:30 pm

Annual Membership Meeting

Smith Barn

38 Felton Street, Peabody

Details to be announced




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