Our Houses


Balch House

Through combinations of 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 it was the first brick mansion built in Beverly.

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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.

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To collect, preserve, interpret, and disseminate Beverly’s regional history

The Beverly Historical Society has been preserving and caring for Beverly’s past since 1891 and the 1781 John Cabot House has been our headquarters since 1892, and is home to a collection of nearly a million objects and documents related to Beverly and the North Shore of Massachusetts

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Current Exhibits


Emerging from Salem's Shadow

After the tumultuous years of the second half of the 17th century, filled as they were with political upheaval, Indian wars, and culminating in the witchcraft crises of 1692, the new century must have seemed to local residents like entering a calm port.

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From Revolution to Republic

The tumultuous 40 years between 1775 and 1815 included years of war, epidemics, sacrifice and suffering. But they also saw the excitement of the birth of the new nation, with new opportunities both in politics and business.

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The Shoe: Redefining Shoemaking and History in Beverly

In the development of shoe manufacturing Beverly played the vital role of industrial leader with the efforts of one business, the United Shoe Machine Company.

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Memberships


Please help us continue these important programs by becoming a member of the Society. Your support will make a significant difference.

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Ways to Give


History grows with time and preservation needs increase as well. Please help us continue these programs by making a donation to our Annual Appeal

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Upcoming Events


September 19, 2017

Balch Thanksgiving Raffle

The Balch Raffle is On!  The Grand Prize is a wonderful fireside dinner for 6 at the historic Balch House,...

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October 21, 2017

Spotlight Tour: Link and Pin Coupler

Get the inside story on objects or historical events with these individual Spotlight Tours. These tours are casual, intimate conversations...

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October 24, 2017

Spotlight Tour: Hugh Hill

Get the inside story on objects or historical events with these individual Spotlight Tours. These tours are casual, intimate conversations...

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