Witches and Bitches: The Badass Women of Beverly Walking Tour


Sweet little old lady?  Think again!  Looks can be deceiving. Beverly’s long history is chock full of women who stole from the clergy, sat on their neighbors in church, cleverly confessed to practicing witchcraft to escape the gallows, and evicted a sitting United States president. When you think of a witch, what kind of person do […]

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Thorndike Street Walking Tour


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 Street

Holiday Party and Book Launch


Celebrate in a festively-decorated Hale House as we launch our newest book Chronicles of a Coastal Town and mark another fantastic year of preserving Beverly’s history. $10/members free. Limited capacity, please RSVP to info@historicbeverly.net by December 8. Special shop discounts too!  NOTE:  This event is rescheduled from November 29 at the Cabot House. 

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Ellis Square Walking Tour


What do you know about the Ellis Square area?  Join us to gain insight into the hidden history of Beverly and its key events and major figures. Rain or shine; in case of severe weather, check with us that day. $10/free for members. Meet in Ellis Square.

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Book Group: “Practical Magic”


Join us on the last Wednesday of the month for a book discussion, with focused questions about the selected work. This month, Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman. Come learn about Hale Farm’s connection to the Salem Witch Trials and more. All books are available on amazon.com or at your local library. $10/free for members

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Ellis Square Walking Tour


What do you know about the Ellis Square area?  Join us to gain insight into the hidden history of Beverly and its key events and major figures. Rain or shine; in case of severe weather, check with us that day. $10/free for members. Meet in Ellis Square.

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Earth Day Drop-in for Kids


Drop in any time during the day to create your own Earth Day sun catcher to take home and display in your window! We will have a couple of options from which you can select your design. $5/child; free for adults and members at Family level and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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The Folks of Hale Farm


From the 17th century to the 20th there have been many residents of Hale Farm. Most famous for being the home of Beverly’s first minister, Reverend John Hale, it was also the home of slaves, servants, tenant farmers and many women and children, both rich and poor. Join local historian Terri McFadden as she examines […]

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