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Military Women of Beverly

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Learn about the Beverly women who went into the military from World War II through the Vietnam War. It wasn’t until the 1900s that women could serve as military themselves, and at first, only in wartime. During World War II, thousands of American women joined the military, dozens  from here in Beverly. Most of them […]

Free – $10

Veterans’ Squares and Memorials in Beverly

Did you know that there are more than dozen veteran squares and memorials in the city of Beverly? We’ve seen the signs: Hellard Square, Pasolini Square, and Lantz Square but do you know the history of the soldiers for whom these squares and memorials are named? How about Cooney Field or Dix Park? This Veterans […]

Free – $10.00

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Spotlight: Victorian Holiday Cards

Catch a glimpse of the holidays through the eyes of some Beverly Victorians! Holiday cards have been around for centuries, and this selection of cards from the 1880s puts the gorgeous colors and vivid imagery of Victorian-era cards on display. Learn about the history of holiday cards and admire some of the memories that Beverly […]

Recurring

Spotlight: Victorian Holiday Cards

Catch a glimpse of the holidays through the eyes of some Beverly Victorians! Holiday cards have been around for centuries, and this selection of cards from the 1880s puts the gorgeous colors and vivid imagery of Victorian-era cards on display. Learn about the history of holiday cards and admire some of the memories that Beverly […]

Recurring

Spotlight: Victorian Holiday Cards

Catch a glimpse of the holidays through the eyes of some Beverly Victorians! Holiday cards have been around for centuries, and this selection of cards from the 1880s puts the gorgeous colors and vivid imagery of Victorian-era cards on display. Learn about the history of holiday cards and admire some of the memories that Beverly […]

Recurring

Spotlight: Victorian Holiday Cards

Catch a glimpse of the holidays through the eyes of some Beverly Victorians! Holiday cards have been around for centuries, and this selection of cards from the 1880s puts the gorgeous colors and vivid imagery of Victorian-era cards on display. Learn about the history of holiday cards and admire some of the memories that Beverly […]

Block by Block: The History of Naming the Streets of Beverly

Baker Avenue, Thorndike Street, Winslow road; they may be familiar travel routes in and around Beverly but do you know where beverly got its streetnames? Join us for the first in a series of lectures connecting street names with the beverly citizen that it was named after. This lecture will cover a lot of history […]

Free – $10.00

A Lab of One’s Own: One Woman’s Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science

Special Event with Beverly's own Dr. Rita Colwell If you think sexism thrives only on Wall Street or Hollywood, you haven’t visited a lab, a science department, a research foundation, or a biotech firm. Rita Colwell is one of the top scientists in America: the groundbreaking microbiologist who discovered how cholera survives between epidemics and […]

Free – $10.00

Tracing the History of Your House

If your house 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 Bekah Connell, along with volunteer Fay Salt, will […]

Free – $10.00

Thorndike Street Walking Tour

On this virtual walking tour you’ll find out how 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 […]

Free – $10.00

Indian Meal and Molasses: The Making of New England Cuisine

NEW DATE If you’ve read enough historical fiction (Laura Ingalls Wilder, I’m looking at you), you’ll know how crucial cornmeal and molasses were to early American settlers. But how did New England colonists come to adopt “Indian meal?” And what is molasses – a byproduct of the Caribbean slavery-fueled sugar plantations – doing on New […]

$15.00 – $20.00