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Since 1891, Historic Beverly has collected, preserved and interpreted Beverly history.

We accomplish those goals through preservation and interpretation of our three historic sites: Balch House, Hale Farm, and the Cabot House; acquisition and conservation of objects and documents related to Beverly history; research services for students, teachers, scholars and the public, lectures, tours, and community-wide events, including Beverly Homecoming and Trails and Sails; and collaborative activities with local and regional institutions like Beverly Main Streets and the Essex National Heritage Area.

History grows with time and preservation needs increase as well. Please help us continue these important programs by becoming a member of the Society, or making a donation to the Fund for Beverly History. Your support will make a significant difference.

Historic Beverly is one of 150 local nonprofits that will share in $30 million through Cummings Foundation’s major annual grants program. We were selected from a total of 630 applicants during a competitive review process. We will receive $75,000 over three years to create a new exhibit and school programs around our Set at Liberty online exhibit.  We are enormously grateful for this support, and look forward to sharing updates with everyone.


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Historic Beverly is making history again.

After years of planning and preparation for a project that will provide us with the tools we need to preserve our collections and improve our accessibility, Historic Beverly is ready to make critical upgrades to our headquarters and flagship building, the 1781 John Cabot House. We have already raised more than 85% of the project funds from generous donors, with just another $325,000 to raise, convincing us that now is the time to bring the campaign public, complete our fundraising, and embark on this crucial project.  We are going ahead with the HVAC upgrade this summer, and look forward to welcoming you back to the Cabot House in the fall. We continue to raise funds for the remaining parts of the project, including a handicap ramp, so please consider a generouse gift to support this endeavor. You may donate securely here.

Cabot HVAC Project