Exhibit hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 am to 3 pm, first and third Sundays of each month 12-3 pm.
Free to the public.


“Travel the World” Exhibit Opening


Our “Travel the World” exhibit opening will take place on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Gideon Foster House, 35 Washington Street.

Don’t miss a chance to see vintage clothing, suitcases  and other travel memorabilia from the Society’s yesteryear collection, curated by our Costumes expert, Bonita DeLorenzo.  The exhibit can also be seen on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 10 am to 1 pm.  Best to call first at 978-531-0805 or 978-977-0514.

The Peabody Woman: Love, War, Work, & Beauty

When: Spring 2017  – open by appointment. Give us a call at 978-977-0514 to schedule. 

Where: Nathaniel Felton, Sr. House, 47 Felton St., Peabody, MA 01960

Just in time for women’s history month, we explore the lives of four Peabody women. What experiences and challenges did women in Peabody face throughout our history? What can we learn from the women of the past?

Join us in exploring the answers to these questions, and more, as we examine the lives of four Peabody women: Elizabeth Whitman, Mary Ophelia Stevens, Martha Osborne Barrett, and Bessie Buxton.

This exhibit was open to the public during our 2017 Mini Quilt Challenge, on April 1st and 2nd.

The 2017 Mini Quilt Challenge quilters created quilts inspired by the women of Peabody, to compliment the museum exhibit. Thank you to all of the quilter participants for their beautiful works!

Lectures & Workshops

Programs at Felton-Smith Historic Site, Felton Street, Peabody, MA
Members free | Non-members $5.00
Handicap accessible. Information 978.531.0805

  • Lecture: Saving Brooksby Farm

    We will present a lecture “Saving Brooksby Farm”  by Michael Schulze, Historian, Social Activist and Chair of the Community Preservation Committee. Don’t miss a chance to learn firsthand from Mike Schulze, one of the grass roots organizers of this successful effort, how our own Brooksby Farm was saved from developers in the 1970s.

    When: October 11, 2017 (Wednesday), 1:00 pm

    Where: Felton-Smith Historic Site, Smith Barn, 38 Felton Street, Peabody, MA

  • Lecture: The Life and Death of John Proctor, 1692

    Join us for a lecture about Peabody’s own Salem witch trial victim, John Proctor, given by Staff Curator, Kelly Daniell.

    When: November 8th, 2017 (Wednesday), 1:00 pm

    Where: Felton-Smith Historic Site, Felton Street, Peabody, MA

  • Lecture: Finding My Irish Roots

    Genealogist and Historian, Ellen Alden, with speak about her genealogical journey.

    When: February 11th, 2018 (Sunday), 2:00 pm

    Where: Felton-Smith Historic Site, Felton Street, Peabody, MA

  • Lecture: Moll Pitcher: 17th Century Clairvoyant, “Don’t Go Down to the Sea!”

    Historian Anne Barrett with tell the story of 17th century clairvoyant, Moll Pitcher.

    When: March 11th, 2018 (Sunday), 2:00 pm

    Where: Felton-Smith Historic Site, Felton Street, Peabody, MA

Special Events

  • Annual Pot Luck Supper

    When: September 27, 2017 (Wednesday) – 6:30 p.m.

    Where: Smith Barn, Felton Street

  • 17th Century Saturdays

    When: October 7, 2017 (Saturday), 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Where: Nathaniel Felton Sr. House, 47 Felton Street, Peabody, MA

    Come join us for 17th Century Saturdays with an exciting tour of the Nathaniel Felton Sr. House.

    Interested in seeing other First Period houses? You’re not alone. Click here for full listing of participating properties for 17th Century Saturdays, June through October 2017!


  • 36th Annual Crafts Fair and Apple Bake

    When: November 18, 2017 (Saturday) – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Where: Smith Barn, Felton Street

  • Annual Holiday Open House

    When: December 03, 2017 (Sunday) – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Where: Nathaniel Felton, Jr. House & Fire Museum, Felton St.

  • Antique Appraisals by Kaminski Auctioneers

    Kaminski Auctioneers, of Beverly, with be providing appraisals of antiques. $10 per item, 3 for $25.

    When: April 8th, 2018 (Sunday) – 2:00 p.m.

    Where: Felton-Smith Historic Site, Felton Street, Peabody, MA

  • Annual Membership Meeting

    When: May 16, 2018 (Wednesday) – 6:30 p.m.

  • Annual Tea with Mrs. Felton

    When: June 13, 2018 (Wednesday), 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Where: Nathaniel Felton, Jr. House

    Details to follow.


Tours & Walks

    No tours and walks currently scheduled

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