Jubilee Year

With the celebrations in Britain these past few days of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, it’s hard not to make comparisons to another influential Queen of England, Queen Victoria (1819-1902). Queen Victoria was the longest-reigning monarch in British...

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....