Grand Re-Opening of the Leatherworker’s Museum
Please join us in celebrating the Grand Re-Opening of the Peabody Leatherworker's Museum Saturday May 6th 10:00am-3:00pm. We are excited to honor Peabody's rich history in the leather industry! Refreshments will be served.
If the pandemic showed us anything, it was how to be more self-sufficient. Many took to baking bread, canning goods, and growing their own food. #MuseumSurvivalKit wants to help! Read more about how “our ancestors knew some stuff” and how museums across the country...
Little Free Library!
Come visit our brand new Little Free Library! Feel free to take a book and leave a book! What better way to honor George Peabody than to make reading easily accessible in his very own front yard.
Peabody Hotel Voted One Of The Most Beautiful Historic Hotels In The United States
We have all seen the Peabody name associated with colleges, museums, and libraries, but did you know there is a hotel in Tennessee named after George Peabody? Read more
4,000 Year Old Recipes
Thanks to George Peabody's generous $100,000 donation to Yale Natural Science Museum in 1866, we can now know what a meal tasted like nearly 4,000 years ago in ancient Babylonia. Read more
A Victorian Death
November 4, 2019 marked the 150th year anniversary of George Peabody's death. Check out this article about how far modern medicine has come since the time George Peabody died in London in 1896. Learn More!
Celebrating Queen Victoria’s Bicentenary Of Her Birth
Rare video footage has been discovered just in time to celebrate Queen Victoria's birthday! Learn More
George Peabody Google Doodle
On March 16, 2018 George Peabody was the Google Doodle! Students from San Francisco created this mural for their George Peabody Elementary School. This gesture of appreciation just goes to show how influential George Peabody was all across the nation! Learn more!
Help preserve the legacy of George Peabody and the the history of our great city. We accept donations of all shapes and size.
Send us an email if you’d like to learn more or mail your check to: 205 Washington Street, Peabody, MA 01960