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Spotlight Talk: Hale Kitchen

The kitchen has always played an integral role in the home. Join us for this Spotlight Talk to explore the kitchen of Reverend John Hale’s 1694 house. We’ll discuss how various objects in the kitchen were used and how the space has evolved over the centuries. Free to all; join us here


Spotlight Talk: Declaration of Independence

Why did the founding fathers think that July 2nd would be the day we celebrated American Independence? This Talk takes a look at our copy of the Declaration of Independence, the Russell Broadside. We will explore the history of the broadside while putting it into context of Beverly history.  Free and open to all; join […]


Historic House Spotlight: Cabot House Parlor

The John Cabot House is a Georgian style mansion built in 1781 during the Revolutionary War; it was the first brick mansion built in Beverly. The wealth of the Cabot family is reflected in the architecture of the house, the beautifully carved paneling, and decorations such as the Dutch tiles surrounding the fireplace in the […]


Spotlight Talk: Hale Landscape

This Spotlight will focus on the acreage of land upon which Hale Farm sits. We will take a look at how the land was used and how it has transformed over its 300+ years, from the modest home of the Reverend John Hale to the summer estate of the Bancroft family. Free and open to […]


Spotlight Talk: Chickering Piano

Have you ever wondered about the impressive piano in our front parlor? Explore the history of the piano, which was made by Boston's Chickering & Son, its connection to Historic Beverly and the role it played in 18th and 19th century social life. Get the inside story on objects, events, and our historic houses with […]


Historic House Spotlight: Balch Bedroom

In 1690, David Balch accused Dorcas Hoar of being a witch. Tune in to find out if this incident was a factor in Dorcas being found guilty during the witchcraft trials of 1692. Get the inside story on objects, historical events, and our historic houses with these individual Spotlight Tours and Historic House Spotlights. These […]

Annual Meeting of Members

Cabot House 117 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA, United States

The Annual Meeting of Members will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at the Cabot House, 117 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA to act on minutes of the previous meeting, the treasurer’s report, electing trustees, and transacting any other business coming before the meeting. Special Guest Speaker Luke A. Nichter, author of The Last Brahmin: […]