Peabody Historical Society
Peabody Souvenir China Teapot, ca. 1900, made in Germany for G. Pauley & Son, gift of Olga Szary George Peabody, ca 1853, engraving after daguerreotype by J.C. Buttre Peabody Square, ca. 1900

Founded in 1896, the Peabody Historical Society & Museum collects and preserves the cultural history of Peabody Massachusetts and serves as a center for its study and enjoyment. Plan your wedding or corporate function with us.

The Society's collections are of local and national significance and document over 300 years of the region's history. The Society maintains seven historic properties, an extensive library and archives, and a large collection of china, textiles, furniture and fine and decorative arts. The Society is supported by many dedicated volunteers and members, by generous contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, and by the rental of the Smith Barn (, located at the idyllic Felton-Smith Historic Site, adjacent to Peabody's Brooksby Farm.

On View Now - For Sentimental Reasons. Reflections on Treasured People,
Places, and Things

Discover the compelling personal stories associated with everyday objects in the PHS collection.

Dottie Doucette: Painting for Paws, Support the Cause, Exhibit Opens October 19th
Peabody artist Dottie Doucette will showcase her stunning paintings and craft items in the Peabody
Art Association Gallery at the Salata House. A portion of sales proceeds will be donated to the Northeast
Animal Shelter.

Seeking entries for the Society's 2015 miniature quilt challenge!
Quilters of all levels are invited to participate in our second annual miniature quilt challenge.

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