Congratulations!

Congratulations to our long time member Fran Lucas of the Peabody Garden Club. Fran won a blue ribbon at the 2017 Topsfield Fair for her beautiful picnic...

A Special Thank You!

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...

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!...
PHS Historic Gowns go to the Centennial Ball at the Mall

PHS Historic Gowns go to the Centennial Ball at the Mall

If you had the pleasure of attending the Ball at the Mall, which capped off a year of Centennial celebrations in the city of Peabody, you may have noticed that the store windows looked a bit different! The PHS was pleased to be asked to participate in ball at the...

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...

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...