Upcoming Events


October 20, 2021

Spotlight Talk: Balch Archaeology

October is Massachusetts Archaeology Month so we are focusing our Spotlight on the Balch house archaeology excavation of 1998. In...

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October 23, 2021

Spotlight Talk: Hale Kitchen

The kitchen has always played an integral role in the home. Join us for this Spotlight Talk to explore the...

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October 23, 2021

Witches and Bitches: Badass Women of Beverly Walking Tour

When you think of a witch, what kind of person do you imagine? It may be the image of a...

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Historic Beverly’s mission is to share Beverly’s history with everyone through our collections which encompass 3 houses, 5 centuries and 1000s of stories.

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Please contribute to our mission by becoming a member of Historic Beverly; your support is appreciated.

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Our Houses


Balch House

Through luck and foresight, the Balch House has survived while the hundreds of homes from the same era have fallen to progress or decay.

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Cabot House

The John Cabot House is a Georgian style mansion built in 1781 during the Revolutionary War, and the home to an important ship owner.

Visit the Cabot House

Hale Farm

John Hale was born in Charlestown, MA in 1636 and came to Beverly to preach when it was still known as the “Bass River Side” of Salem. The property mirrors the evolution of the community of Beverly.

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Current Exhibits


Online Exhibit

Balch Family History Through Time and Trash

Have you heard the expression, “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure”?  This exhibit explores the 1998 excavation performed at the Balch House. Through items found during the dig, the history of the family can be explored to determine who was living on the premises, what they were using, when they were using it, and how they were obtaining it.

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4th Community Art Show

Strength, Perseverance, and Hope in Beverly

This exhibit illustrates  the numerous stories of how Beverly stayed together and hopeful while being socially distanced, how we forged ahead in days of grief, anguish and uncertainty, and how Beverly and its resilient residents made it through the chaos and destruction of a global pandemic. On view at the Cabot House through December 18, 2021.  All artwork is available to purchase.


Online Exhibit

Set at Liberty

Stories of Beverly’s black population can be found at Historic Beverly. These are stories of citizens, black and white, battling against the unjust system of slavery; of enslaved men fighting for freedom for our nation, though not free themselves; of a woman using the law to emancipate her family; and of the racism that affected the lives of Beverly’s black population, long after they were freed from bondage.

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Ways to Give


Donate

History grows with time and preservation needs increase as well. Please help us continue these important programs with a gift to the Fund for Beverly History. Your support will make a significant difference.

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Adopt an Artifact

This program provides an opportunity to our generous supporters – individuals, families, organizations and businesses –to support important and necessary conservation work through tax-deductible donations.

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Planned Giving

There are a number of giving options that allow donors to fulfill their philanthropic goals while contributing to the richness of Historic Beverly’s collections and its financial stability.

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