Stepping Out: The Art of Formalwear

Witness the dramatic evolution of special occasion attire between 1870-1980 in Stepping Out: The Art of Formal Wear. This exhibition will feature items from the Peabody Historical Society’s costume collection including gowns, suits, capes, coats, hats, and...

Mystery Soldier Identified

In a recent post about the Civil War, we used an image from our collection to illustrate a letter written by John W. Stevens of South Danvers. The image is a photograph taken of a lithograph or sketch of a young soldier, cut into an oval shape and pasted onto a piece...

Hats Off to History and Art!

“I consider that without hats, an intrinsic part of fashion, we would have no civilization.” – Christian Dior Hats Off to History and Art is a collaboration between the Peabody Historical Society and the Peabody Art Association. PAA artists were...

Peabody and the Civil War

Warren A. Galeucia (1842-1941) The Galeucias were a large extended family from South Danvers. They were descended from Daniel Galusha who came to Massachusetts from the Isle of Jersey in the 1660s. A total of seven men from the Galeucia family fought in the Civil War....