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Old Planters Reunion

September 25, 2020 - September 26, 2020

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 will talk about the highlights and answer your specific research questions.

1:00 pm Set at Liberty: Stories of the Enslaved in a New England town
Learn about our groundbreaking online exhibit and the primary documents that are the basis for the stories of Beverly’s black population. Much of the collection is part of the Larcom family papers, held at Historic Beverly. Assoc. Director for Collections, Abby Battis, will talk about the history, the exhibit, and our continuing research into this topic.

Saturday, September 26

11:00 am Old Planters 101
Bob Woodbury will provide an introduction to this history,
covering 1623 to 1667, Cape Ann to First Parish Church.

11: 45am Balch Family Meeting and Woodbury Family Meeting
Publication of the 2nd edition of The Descendants of John Balch.
Meetings free and open to all; RSVP required by September 25

2:00 pm Tour of Old North Beverly Cemetery
A genealogical gold mine, this cemetery includes Conant, Dodge, Herrick, Batchelder, Trask, and Woodbury burials. Explore your ancestry at one of Beverly’s most historic places.

$ 50 HB Member registration
$ 75 Nonmember registration
$120 Friends (Dual membership, 2 registrations

Registration here.




Historic Beverly
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