Spotlight Talk: Balch Hearth


The hearth was an integral part of the home for centuries. In this presentation we’ll explore the role of the hearth and how it developed through the years. Spotlight Talks are intimate 15-minute discussions about specific objects in our collection. Free to all; join us here.  

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Spotlight Talk: Balch Hearth


The hearth was an integral part of the home for centuries. In this presentation we’ll explore the role of the hearth and how it developed through the years. Spotlight Talks are intimate 15-minute discussions about specific objects in our collection. Free to all; join us here.  

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Spotlight Talk: Balch Hearth


The hearth was an integral part of the home for centuries. In this presentation we’ll explore the role of the hearth and how it developed through the years. Spotlight Talks are intimate 15-minute discussions about specific objects in our collection. Free to all; join us here.  

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Spotlight Talk: Balch Hearth


The hearth was an integral part of the home for centuries. In this presentation we’ll explore the role of the hearth and how it developed through the years. Spotlight Talks are intimate 15-minute discussions about specific objects in our collection. Free to all; join us here.  

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Old Planters Reunion


Join us for our biennial event! We’ve had to make changes to follow public health guidelines, so all programs will be available virtually, with an in-person option if possible. Friday, September 25 10:00 am First Parish Church Archives Historic Beverly has acquired these extraordinary materials, which include many early vital records. Church historian Charles Wainwright […]

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Pumpkin Painting at Balch


Get ready to let your creativity shine! Paint your pumpkin spooky, scary, silly or so much more at this painting party! Pumpkins and all painting supplies will be provided. This event is open to all ages. $10/$5 for members

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Spotlight Talk: Balch Bedrooms


In 1690, two years before the Salem Witch Trials, David Balch accused Dorcas Hoar of being a witch and afflicting him in this very room. Did this incident all but guarantee Dorcas would be found guilty of witchcraft in 1692? Come and decide for yourself. Free with admission

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Spotlight Talk: Balch Bedrooms


In 1690, two years before the Salem Witch Trials, David Balch accused Dorcas Hoar of being a witch and afflicting him in this very room. Did this incident all but guarantee Dorcas would be found guilty of witchcraft in 1692? Come and decide for yourself. Free with admission

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Spotlight Talk: Balch Bedrooms


In 1690, two years before the Salem Witch Trials, David Balch accused Dorcas Hoar of being a witch and afflicting him in this very room. Did this incident all but guarantee Dorcas would be found guilty of witchcraft in 1692? Come and decide for yourself. Free with admission

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