Downtown Peabody Scavenger Hunt

We hope everyone has enjoyed our historic buildings of downtown Peabody Facebook series. If you missed any, here are the 9 buildings we showcased! #1 – St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church (1917), 7 Paleologos Street On January 13, 1906, a group of Greek...

Peabody’s Cemeteries

As we reflect on Memorial Day, we can honor those who have gone before us. Peabody has many historic cemeteries. If you are interested in knowing more – we are posting some information compiled by the Essex Society of Genealogists in 1991. See map and...

World War I – 100 Years Later

Why did the United States enter World War I?  For the majority of World War I, the United States took a stance of neutrality. When President Woodrow Wilson ran for re-election in 1916, his party’s slogan said, “He Kept Us Out of War.” This stance was tested when...
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...