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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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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Old Planters Reunion


Join descendants of Beverly’s 17th century families, and others interested in history, for a variety of programs, networking and research opportunities. Learn about your ancestors, enjoy Beverly’s rich heritage, and have some fun! Families represented include: Conant, Dodge, Haskell, Herrick, Larcom, Patch, Standley, Trask and many others. OPR final program 2018 Contact 978-922-1186 x204 or […]

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Spotlight Tour: Samp Mortar at Balch House


Get the inside story on objects or historical events with these individual Spotlight Tours. These tours are casual, intimate conversations that take place for a specified 15-minute time slot throughout the month. Topics change regularly but may include visitor favorites or an object you have not explored yet! All Spotlight Tours  are free with admission.

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History Brews: Digging Historic Beverly


Explore artifacts focused on the history of the 17th century Balch House and an archaeological dig done at the site in 1998 and then find out what’s next on our archaeology calendar for future excavations at all three of our houses. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. $15/$10 for members.  Note: This event is at the […]

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