Reflecting on Memorial Day

This week, we will continue our May series on Peabody’s service members. We will delve into the life, death and legacy of the Kiley brothers. Photograph, Left to Right,Roger Kiley, Ralph Kiley (and the family dog) Today, the Kiley name is mostly synonymous with...

Summertime

As we edge closer to summer, we will look back to the fancy homes and cottages of Peabody’s summer residents. Print, Appleton Estate, Suntaug Lake, 1882 Photograph, Appleton Estate, Suntaug Lake, circa 1890 General Francis H. Appleton built his grand estate in...

Patriot’s Day – Part II

The Lexington Monument exists today because a group of citizens recognized the importance of a permanent memorial to the fallen men of April 19, 1775. In 1834, led by John Upton, a committee was formed make it happen. The local community responded with generous...