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...

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...

The Mass Memories Road Show is Coming to Peabody

Mark your calendars! The Mass Memories Road Show is coming to Peabody on Saturday, October 20th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Peabody Senior Center, 79 Central Street. The Mass Memories Road Show is a state-wide digital history project with the goal to document the...