The End of an Era

With Rousselot scheduled to close in December, we wanted to take a look back at this Peabody institution. Our story actually starts well before Eastman Gelatine comes to Peabody. In 1808, the Upton Glue Factory was formed. In 1894, they were bought by the American...

Back to School

With back to school around the corner, we are devoting this week’s First Lady Friday to a pioneer teacher, Katharin Hodges Daland. We will be doing other educators and education advocates in the future, such as Annie McCarthy and Maggie McBreen. Feel free to...

Saying I Do

We are delighted so many of you enjoyed “First Lady Friday”! We will be back with that series in our next Postcard. Today, we wanted to delve into our wedding collection. We were inspired after our┬áSmith Barn┬ábeing named one of the top orchard wedding...

First Lady Friday – Politicians

We are starting a new series called “First Lady Friday.” We will share the stories of women in Peabody’s history who were firsts or pioneers in their own way. This series will be interspersed with our other “postcard” topics throughout...

Marching Through Time

With July 4th just around the corner, let’s talk parades! The Museum is lucky to have some great images of Peabody parades going back to the late 1800s. From June 14th to 16th, 1919, the City of Peabody formally welcomed home its servicemen following the end of...

The Five Lives of Peabody High

Graduation season is upon us, so let’s take a look at the many lives of Peabody High School. Opened in 1850, the first Peabody High School was a small one-story building, once used as a chapel in the rear of the Unitarian Church on Park Street. It held 43...