FOUNDED IN 1896
Nathaniel Felton House
We are ecstatic to announce we received a Cultural Sector Recovery Grant for $46,010 from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. We are beyond grateful for their support!
We are also happy to announce that we will be receiving the Essex Heritage Partnership Grant for upcoming preservation work on the Osborn-Salata House. This grant given by Essex Heritage fosters and supports the stewardship activities of organizations that share their mission to preserve and enhance the historic, cultural and natural resources of the Essex National Heritage Area (Essex County, Massachusetts).
Last, but not least – The J.B. Thomas Lahey Foundation funds programs that support the health care needs of residents of Peabody, Massachusetts, and surrounding communities. The Peabody Historical Society and Museum recently received funding from the J.B. Thomas Lahey Foundation to purchase 2 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). We welcome thousands of local people through our doors each year between our wedding rentals and our public programs. AEDs are essential to bridge the gap between cardiac arrest and the arrival of paramedics. Its use increases a person’s survival by 90% if administered in the first minute. The J.B Thomas-Lahey Foundation is at the forefront of local health initiatives, helping Peabody and the surrounding areas. We are honored to be a small part of their work.
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The historic Smith Barn is situated on a picturesque hilltop surrounded by two hundred and fifty acres of orchards and conservation land. Located at the Felton-Smith Historic Site adjacent to Peabody’s Brooksby Farm, the Smith Barn is the perfect setting for your special day. Rich in beauty and significance, the site represents over three centuries of the region’s history and is home to several historic landmarks.
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
Before we delve into our veterans' stories, I wanted to share an exciting project with you all. Cheryl Millard has photographed many of Peabody's Veterans Memorials, and she has shared her photographs with us. We have put them up on our website....
In the week leading up to Memorial Day, we are doing a two-part series highlighting a Peabody veteran from each war. American Revolution (1775-1783) Captain Dennison Wallis was born in Ipswich in 1756 and raised in Peabody. At the age of 19, Wallis joined the local...
Special thanks to Cheryl Millard and her wonderful photographs of these memorials! She took the time to visit each one and photograph them for us. We appreciate it! We are doing our best to get images of all Peabody memorials. This is just a start. If you...
General Gideon Foster House
35 Washington Street, Peabody, MA 01960