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 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
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,...
Our celebration of Halloween has deep and ancient roots. The Celtic Festival of Samhain predates Christianity. This pagan holiday celebrated the end of the growing season. Bonfires were lit to thank the gods for a plentiful harvest and curry favor for the following...
Last week, we delved into the impressive career of John Bezemes and the Peabody High School football team of 1938. Behind every great team is a skilled coach. Theirs was William O. "Big Bill" Seeglitz. Seeglitz was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1897. He was an...
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35 Washington Street, Peabody, MA 01960