Peabody Historical Society
Redware Jug, late 18th Century, Joseph Reed Pottery, earthenware and red glaze, gift of Charles W. Potter Signature Quilt, 1869-70, made by the sewing circle of the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Peabody, gift of Mrs. Betty Gartner Maloney Woman with Red Shawl, ca. 1830, oil on canvas, artist unknown

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.

Tour the Felton-Smith Historic Site!
Tours of the Nathaniel Felton Sr. and Jr. Houses and the Fire Museum are free and available by appointment by calling 978-531-0805.

On view now - Peabody and War: Selections from Our Military Collection
Join us for a military tour from 1776 to Operation Desert Storm! On view now- December 2015


Salute to Art. Peabody Art Association's 20th Anniversary

Various works of art illustrating the concept of 20. Through August 28, 2015.

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