Community Art Show:
Back for its 5th year is the ever popular Community Art Show! The theme for this year is “Icons, Myths & Legends of Beverly” and Beverly is filled with all three. This juried art show draws from dozens of local artists who submit their works of art in various media including pastels, drawing, paintings and photography.
More information here. On view October 21 through December 17.
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.Although religion remained an important aspect of colonial life, the power of the church in civic life was on the wane. A spirit of change and possibility emerged in the 18th century, with profound consequences for our local community and America. Painting by Avis Thomas
Ongoing at the Cabot House
Stories of Beverly’s black population can be found at Historic Beverly. These are stories of citizens, black and white, battling against the unjust system of slavery; of enslaved men fighting for freedom for our nation, though not free themselves; of a woman using the law to emancipate her family; and of the racism that affected the lives of Beverly’s black population, long after they were freed from bondage.