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Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10 and 11 am
17th Century Saturdays: Tours of the Nathaniel Felton Senior House
47 Felton Street, Peabody
free to the public

Owned and operated by the Peabody Historical Society, the Felton Sr. House was one of the first homes built on Mount Pleasant in the Brooksby area of Salem (now Peabody) around the year 1700.  The house was occupied for over 200 years by the Felton family, most notably by Nathaniel Felton and his son of the same name, who famously defended their neighbor, John Proctor, during the witchcraft trials. Visitors can tour the house, stroll the grounds, and visit the petting zoo and farm stand at Brooksby Farm. 17th Century Saturdays is sponsored by North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Sunday, October 5,  2014, 12-3 pm
Osborne-Salata & General Gideon Foster Houses open to the pubic
Featured Exhibition - For Sentimental Reasons: Reflections on Treasured People, Places, and Things
33 & 35 Washington Street, Peabody
free to the public

 

 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 1 pm

Pushing the Envelope: American History Through Postage Stamps

Lecture by Henry J. Lukas, Education Director, Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History, Wellesley, MA

Smith Barn, 38 Felton Street, Peabody

$5, members free

 

Join us for a lively discussion with Henry Lukas about the cultural history of postage stamps. Lukas will describe some of the famous events that have been commemorated on stamps. He will also disuss the history of the U.S. Postal Service and methods of delivery, as well as some of the more unusual items transported by the U.S.P.S.

 

 

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 12-3 pm

Osborne-Salata & General Gideon Foster Houses open to the public

Peabody Art Association Featured Artist Exhibiton Opening Reception - Dottie Doucette: Painting for Paws, Support the Cause

Peabody Historical Society Exhibition - For Sentimental Reasons: Reflections on Treasured People, Places, and Things

33 & 35 Washington Street, Peabody

free to the public

 

 

 

November


Sunday, November 2, 2014, 12-3 pm

Osborn-Salata & General Gideon Foster Houses open to the public

Featured Exhibitions:

Dottie Doucette: Painting for Paws, Support the Cause

For Sentimental Reasons: Reflections on Treasured People, Places, and Things

33 & 35 Washington Street, Peabody

free to the public



Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 12-3 pm

When the Going Gets Weird...

Lecture by Jim McAllister, Local Historian

Smith Barn, 38 Felton Street, Peabody

$5, members free

 

This program by popular local historian Jim McAllister features North Shore tales that just beg to be told, including UFOs, sea serpents, haunted ships and invisible foes, seers and psychics, clever criminals, and even a mysterious moving meal chest.

 


Saturday, November 15, 2014, 9-4 pm

33rd Annual Craft Fair & Apple Bake

Felton-Smith Historic Site, 38 Felton Street, Peabody

free admission and parking, refreshments available for purchase

 

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to shop for unique items while supporting local artists! Choose from a large selection of textiles, jewelry, paintings, photographs, prints, and much more. Purchase delicious homemade baked goods. Enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Felton-Smith Historic Site in the fall!

Interested in helping out at this event? We are looking for volunteers to assist with baking and parking, as well as gift shop and raffle ticket sales. For more information, please call 978-531-0805.

 

 


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