Happy National Quilting Day

Today is National Quilting Day. How appropriate, then, that the Peabody Historical Society is holding an upcoming quilting exposition. Common Threads: A Celebration of Quilts and Community is a two- day event featuring antique quilts from our collection, many rarely...

James Daugherty

This dress of red crepe polyester, circa 1977-1980, has an air of elegance that evokes the sophistication of gowns of the Fifties and early Sixties while still remaining contemporary. It was designed by James Daugherty. Daugherty was an African-American fashion...

Valentine’s Day is Right Around the Corner

If you’re on Facebook, you can send that special someone a vintage Valentine with our Peabody Historical Society Vintage Valentine App. There are several to choose from, such as the one pictured above which dates from the 1920s. With all of the snow we’ve...

Seventies Style

Clothing from the Seventies, to paraphrase a famous comedian, gets no respect. When one thinks of clothing from that decade, images of flared trousers, large pointed collars, and a plethora of polyester immediately come to mind. But there were moments of brilliance...

Happy New Year ’11

2011 that is. But we thought we’d share a beautiful New Year’s postcard from our collection from exactly one hundred years ago. Wishing all of you a very Happy and Prosperous New...

Here We Snow Again

This weekend’s massive snowstorm reminded us of other snowstorms to hit Peabody in the past. Of course, there was the Blizzard of ’78 – a storm so devastating that it has become the benchmark for all subsequent snowstorms. But Peabody has witnessed...