Programs & Exhibits
Exhibit hours: Monday – Friday 10 am to 3 pm, first and third Sundays of each month 12-3 pm.
Free to the public.
UPCOMING & CURRENT EXHIBITS
“Play Ball: the Story of Sports in Peabody”
Have you heard the name Seeglitz? Ever wondered how Buckley field got it’s name? Just love all things sports? The Peabody Historical Society presents “Play Ball: The Story of Sports in Peabody.” This exhibit will explore universal themes of community and self-development, as well as taking a look at the many sports items the Historical Society has in our collections. From vintage wool uniforms, to “leatherhead” helmets, we have it all on display. Don’t miss a chance to learn more about the extraordinary players, teams, and coaches that have made their mark on Peabody Sports! And the best part? It’s FREE.
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: Skeletons in the Closet
Presented by Daniel Gagnon, Historian
When: February 9, 2020 (Sunday), 2:00 pm
Where: Felton-Smith Historic Site, Smith Barn, Felton Street, Peabody, MA
Memorialization of George Jacobs Sr. and Rebecca Nurse after the 1692 Witch Trials. Mr. Gagnon will trace the story of how the Nurse family and the Danvers community constructed the first memorial to anyone executed for witchcraft in the United States. However, the descendants of George Jacob Sr. did not erect a headstone over his grave. Learn how Danvers (formerly Salem Village) began to acknowledge its role in the witch hunt hysteria even before the City of Salem did.
Lecture: Life Aboard a Whaling Ship
Presented by Historian and Actress Anne Barrett
When: March 8, 2020 (Sunday), 2:00 pm
Where: Felton-Smith Historic Site, Felton Street, Peabody, MA
Feel the sea spray as you follow the sailing adventures of 19th centruy whaling wife Mary Chipman Lawrence drawn directly from her journals! Come and experience her voyage aboard the Addison and the excitement and heartaches of a life at sea.
Lecture: Danvers at Menotomy: April 19, 1775
Presented by Historian Don Perry
When: April 5, 2020 (Sunday), 2:00 pm
Where: Felton-Smith Historic Site, Smith Barn, 38 Felton Street, Peabody, MA
Local historian and current board member of the Peabody Historical Society Don Perry will present lesser known facts about the response of our local militia, alarm and minuteman companies (Danvers/Peabody) to the urgent call from the Lexington/Concord Companies of an impending attack.
38th Annual Crafts Fair and Apple Bake
When: November 23, 2019 (Saturday) – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Smith Barn, Felton Street
Holiday Open House
When: Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 1 to 4 pm
Where: Nathaniel Felton Jr. House, Felton Street, Peabody. The Felton Jr. House and Fire Museum will be open for tours.
The Peabody Garden Club will decorate the Felton Jr. house.
The Barn is wheelchair accessible. Free. For information 978-531-0805.
Annual Membership Meeting
When: May 13, 2020 (Wednesday)
Annual Tea with Mrs. Felton
A classic afternoon tea with the Peabody Historical Society & Museum
When: June 10, 2020 (Wednesday), 1 to 3 pm
Where: Nathaniel Felton, Jr. House
Doors open at 12:45
Tours & Walks
- No tours and walks currently scheduled