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Spotlight Talk: Lucy Larcom, Poet

Find out about Lucy Larcom, a fomer Lowell Mill Girl and notable Beverly resident who led a life filled with poetry, literature, and teaching. Free and open to all; join us here


Historic House Spotlight:

This Spotlight Talk focuses on how the acreage of land surrounding Hale Farm has been used and transformed over 300-plus years. Free and open to all. Get the inside story on objects, people, historical events, and our historic houses with these individual Spotlight Tours and Historic House Spotlights. These tours are casual, intimate conversations that […]

Beverly Farms Virtual Walking Tour

Beverly Farms is a small village in the north east corner of Beverly 4 ½ miles away from the center of Beverly. The Farms was known for its long green fields and deep woods; the land was used for farming for over 200 years because of its fertile soil. The most common crops produced from […]

Free – $10

Beverly Farms Walking Tour

SOLD OUT Beverly neighborhoods are full of beautiful buildings and interesting stories about the people who lived there.  Join us for a casual two mile stroll to learn about some of the people and places that make Beverly Farms unique. This walking tour is a complete loop, beginning and ending in the same place. Rain […]

Free – $10.00

How the Irish Shaped Beverly Farms

Local historian Nancy Coffey will present an illustrated lecture on how the Irish shaped the physical and cultural landscape of Beverly Farms between the 1860s and 1950s. Nancy Coffey started the Beverly Farms History project in 2007 and has been conducting oral history interviews, scanning photographs, and doing research ever since. She is currently writing […]

Free – $10.00

Lucy Larcom Poetry Jam

Hale Farm 39 Hale Street, Beverly, MA

Join us at Hale Farm for an evening of history, poetry, and fun as we read some of Lucy Larcom’s poetry classics. One of Beverly’s most notable residents, Lucy Larcom began working as a Lowell “mill girl” when she was eleven, and went on to lead a life filled with poetry, literature, and teaching. Local […]

Ellis Square Walking Tour

Join us for this walking tour of Ellis Square and the surrounding area which will offer insight into the hidden history of Beverly and introduce you to its key events, major figures, and architectural finds. Limited capacity; advance registration required. Rain or shine, contact us in case of extreme weather. Upon registration, you will receive […]

Free – $10.00

Opening Day at Hale and Balch!

Join us as we celebrate opening day as Hale Farm and the Balch House open for our Summer  season with free admission at all three sites. A Park for the Ages: Lynch Park opens at the Cabot House. Colonial crafts and archaeology activity at the Balch House. All ages festival at Hale Farm features family […]

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 […]

Free – $10.00

Reading Frederick Douglass Together

Hale Farm 39 Hale Street, Beverly, MA

Join us at Hale Farm for a community reading of Frederick Douglass’s powerful speech, “What to the American Slave is the Fourth of July?” as part of the Reading Frederick Douglass Together initiative. A collaborative endeavor with the City of Beverly, Beverly Public Schools, Salem United, Beverly Human Rights Committee, North Shore NAACP, North Shore […]

Robert Rantoul’s Beverly

Join us for a fun afternoon walking tour of Robert Rantoul’s Beverly. During this 1.5 mile walking tour we will explore the life, times, and places that were relevant to Rantoul. We will also explore his deep roots in Beverly history. Limited capacity; advance registration required. Rain or shine, contact us in case of extreme […]

Free – $10.00

Colonial Craft Workshop: Create Your Own Sampler

Balch House 448 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA

Historically, samplers were a common way for young girls to learn needlework skills and demonstrate their achievement and industry in an artistic manner. Samplers were often worked as part of a girl’s common education, stitching alphabets, numerals, geometric shapes, and Bible verses as well as animal, botanical, and historical motifs. Historic Beverly has several outstanding […]

$20.00 – $25.00