A Visit to Ship Rock

In the 1890s, armed with their cameras and wearing their finest clothes, the visitors, in the below images, explored Peabody’s Ship Rock. For most of its modern history, Ship Rock was a tourist destination and local picnic spot.   Ship Rock is a massive...

New England Fall – Brooksby Farm

October is here. The air is crisper and the bright foliage is back. Fall in New England is all about apples. Let’s explore Peabody’s favorite apple orchard. The Felton Family & Brooksby Farm If you travel down Felton Street today, you will pass the...

Peabody & the Topsfield Fair

Did you know the Topsfield Fair was held in Peabody from 1895 to 1909? Fair in 1902, Peabody, Emerson Park Fair in 1903, Peabody, Emerson Park The Essex Agricultural Society Fair, now known as the Topsfield Fair, was looking for a permanent home in 1895. The Fair...

VOTES FOR WOMEN – 1920

100 years ago – American women finally got the right to vote. Let’s visit Peabody in 1920 – not so different from today and yet a world away. The City of Peabody was preparing for a Presidential Election & women joined the ranks of the voting...

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...