Become a Member

Join the Peabody Historical Society and become an active participant in the history and culture of this remarkable city!  The Society is committed to providing free, quality progrming to its members in order to preserve and promote the history of Peabody while strengthening and enriching the community.

Peabody Historical Society memberships make great gifts that can be enjoyed for a whole year!

Your tax-deductible membership has the following benefits:

Sutton Pierson Individual Membership: $35

  • Free tours of the Felton Smith Historic Site.
  • Our bi-weekly history emails “Postcards from the Past”.
  • Free admission to our programs and events.
  • Quarterly Wizard Newsletter

Students and Seniors discounted to $25

General Gideon Foster Family Membership: $50

  • Receives all benefits of an individual membership.
  • Discounted membership for two adult memberships (and two children).

 Felton Smith Patrons: $100

  • Receives all benefits of an individual membership.
  • Special invitations to exhibit openings and early access to museum exhibits and events.
  • A 20% discount on hourly research in our library and archives.
  • Acknowledgement of patrons on site and publications.

There are two options for payment:

  • Mail a check payable to the Peabody Historical Society and Museum.
  • Online payment through the PayPal platform, with a small additional credit card fee.

By clicking on renewal tier, you will be taken to PayPal for payment.





Do you have questions or comments about membership?


Phone: 978-531-0805



Become a Volunteer Tour Guide!

Are you passionate about history?  Share your enthusiasm and knowledge with visitors to the Nathaniel Felton Senior House!

The Peabody Historical Society is seeking volunteer guides to lead seasonal tours of the Nathaniel Felton Senior House.  Becoming a guide is a fun way to learn new skills while making an important contribution to the life of the Society.  The Senior House was one of the first homes built on Mount Pleasant in the Brooksby area of Salem (now Peabody) around the year 1650.  Tours are offered on one Saturday every month from June through September and occasionally by appointment.  Guides must have excellent communication skills and be able to work with groups of all ages.  A background in history or education is preferred but not necessary.  All volunteers will receive thorough training.  For more information, please call 978-977-0514 or email

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are essential to the successful day-to-day operations of the Society.  Our volunteers work on a weekly, monthly or as needed basis, in a relaxed and friendly environment.  Volunteers are needed in many areas, including:

  • Office Assistance
  • Tour Guides
  • House Keeping
  • Grounds Keeping
  • Special Events

To learn more about the volunteer program, or to become a volunteer, call 978-977-0514 or email


Society staff will work with students to develop internship programs that meet each student’s professional goals and academic needs. Internships are unpaid but may be completed for course credit. Please call 978-977-0514 or email for more information.

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