FOUNDED IN 1896
Nathaniel Felton House
We want to thank Mass Humanities for choosing the Peabody Historical Society and Museum as one of the recipients of the Sustaining Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) Grant. The Funding from Mass Humanities, state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan, legislated by Congress.
Their support has allowed us to continue our mission of promoting Peabody’s cultural heritage during these difficult times. We are so grateful!
Help us preserve Peabody’s history
For more information on weddings or a tour of the site, please contact the function manager, Tammy Messina, at 978-204-6345.
The Peabody Historical Society & Museum allows personal and commercial photography on the grounds of the Felton-Smith Historical Site to Peabody residents only. Please call 978-531-0805 to request permission. Photography is restricted to Monday through Wednesday. Access may be denied if special events are taking place.
Special thanks to everyone who made the Peabody Historical Society their non-profit of choice under the AmazonSmiles program. Amazon will be discontinuing this program on February 20th, 2023.
Special thanks to Massachusetts SHRAB and the Veterans Heritage Grant for funding for this exhibit.
We are proud to share that the Smith Barn was chosen as Bons Best of 2020, Reader’s Choice for Wedding Venue!
Postcards from Peabody's Past
Tonight is the fourth night of the Jewish holiday Hanukkah. While it is not one of the Jewish High Holidays, it is the mostly widely celebrated Jewish holiday in America. Let us all share in the celebration and discuss the importance of the Jewish community to...
This week, we delve into the history of Santa Claus. In modern times, Santa Claus can best be described as a jolly man with a white beard wearing a red suit, carrying a sack of toys. Until the 1800s, in America, Christmas was considered first and foremost a religious...
This weekend, the Peabody Historical Society & Museum is hosting the 39th Craft Fair and Apple Bake. It is a wonderful showcase of local crafters and artisans. Who doesn't love a handmade gift? Peabody has a long history of creative makers and "diy"- ers. In 1639,...
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35 Washington Street, Peabody, MA 01960