Peabody Historical Society

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Programs & Exhibits




   Greetings from Peabody





Current Exhibits
PHS Greetings from Peabody front final small.jpgGreetings from Peabody: The Art of Greeting Cards and Postcards, 1900-1960
Cassidy Museum and General Gideon Foster House
33 & 35 Washington Street, Peabody
On view November 24 - May 4, 2014

Discover the fascinating history and ever-changing styles of greeting cards! This exhibit features a wide array of antique cards from the Society's collections for such occasions as Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day, birthdays, and anniversaries. Learn how styles evolved from the elaborate and sentimental cards of the late Victorian Era, to the often humorous and "cartoonish" cards of the 1930s and 1940s. Visitors will also enjoy reading the charming messages penned by Peabody residents to loved ones and friends.



Sunday, November 24, 2013, 1-3 pm

Cassidy Art Museum, 33 Washington Street, Peabody, MA 01960


The Cassidy Art Museum and General Gideon Foster House, 33 & 35 Washington Street, Peabody, are open to the public Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 am - 3 pm and the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month. Admission is always free.



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Peabody Historical Society Miniature Quilt Challenge Exhibition
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 11-3 pm & Sunday, April 6, 2014, 12-3 pm
Smith Barn, Carriage Room
38 Felton Street, Peabody
Admission: $5 per person

Don't miss this special exhibition of contemporary quilts created for the Society's first-ever quilt challenge! Participating quilters from across Massachusetts were asked to choose one quilt out of a selection of three antique quilts from the collection to use as inspiration for their work. All entries and inspiration quilts will be on view in the Carriage Room at the Smith Barn. Visitors will have the opportunity to cast votes for their favorite quilts, and prizes will be awarded to the top three entries. (Voting will end on Sunday at 2:30 pm, and winners will be announced at 2:45 pm.) This event will also feature an exhibit of the Society's quilts artfully arranged throughout the Nathaniel Felton Senior House.

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