House History: Tracing the History of Your House


If it could talk, what stories would it tell you? Have you ever wondered about the history of your house? For example, wondered what year was it built? Who owned it before you and what they were like? This lecture is what you need. Our archivist Jennifer Petrelli will review the overall process of researching […]

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The Great Awakening in Beverly: the Disestablishment of the First Parish Church


The story of disestablishment in Massachusetts is often characterized as a struggle for the separation of church and state, waged between religious intellectuals, and punctuated by heroic legal battles in towns like Sandwich and Dedham.  But, the death of Beverly’s First Parish was not the result of disestablishment. Join First Parish Church historian, Charlie Wainwright […]

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Virtual Walking Tour–Thorndike Street


What do a self-made millionaire, a nationally prominent silversmith, a minister of the First Baptist Church, the home of one of the first responders to Abraham Lincoln’s call for soldiers in the Civil War, a carpenter/ ship owner who helped convert a private home into the City Hall still in use, and a sailor who […]

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Postcard of Thorndike St.

Spotlight Talk: “Story of the Revolution


This Spotlight Talk explores some of the artwork and artists behind our exhibit “The Story of the Revolution” in Beverly. This is a great opportunity to experience the exhibit before it closes at the Cabot House on December 23. Spotlight Talks are intimate 15-minute discussions about specific objects in our collection. Free

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Spotlight Talk: “Story of the Revolution


This Spotlight Talk explores some of the artwork and artists behind our exhibit “The Story of the Revolution” in Beverly. This is a great opportunity to experience the exhibit before it closes at the Cabot House on December 23. Spotlight Talks are intimate 15-minute discussions about specific objects in our collection. Free

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Quirky Collection Finds: A Peek inside the Historic Beverly Vaults


Sometimes we come across items in our collection that pique our curiosity, make us giggle, or have us raising an eyebrow; this lecture takes a look behind the scenes inside the Historic Beverly vaults to uncover the quirky items that may not normally be on public view. $10; register here by 12/16 at 11:00 am […]

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Lothrop Street Walking Tour -SOLD OUT


Six blocks of Lothrop Street between Central and Ives Streets are lined with 19th and 20th century houses built by Beverly’s prosperous merchants. This residential neighborhood combines ready access to the downtown with an ocean view, and an almost suburban separation from the noise and crowding of working class and industrial neighborhoods on the west […]

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Spotlight Talk: “Story of the Revolution


This Spotlight Talk explores some of the artwork and artists behind our exhibit “The Story of the Revolution” in Beverly. This is a great opportunity to experience the exhibit before it closes at the Cabot House on December 23. Spotlight Talks are intimate 15-minute discussions about specific objects in our collection. Free

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Spotlight Talk: “Story of the Revolution


This Spotlight Talk explores some of the artwork and artists behind our exhibit “The Story of the Revolution” in Beverly. This is a great opportunity to experience the exhibit before it closes at the Cabot House on December 23. Spotlight Talks are intimate 15-minute discussions about specific objects in our collection. Free

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