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About the Marblehead Museum & Historical Society

 

"A century ago, a group of far-sighted trustees of the Abbot Public Library recognized the need to collect and preserve materials relating to Marblehead and its people. To accomplish this, they formed a private organization that would be continually fostered by a large and active membership and they named it the Historical Society of Marblehead...The 1879 publication of The History and Traditions of Marblehead by Samuel Roads, Jr. reinforced the town's fierce pride in its history and the need to preserve it."

"From presidents to doorkeepers and from fundraising to flower arranging, volunteers have made substantial and subtle contributions to the Marblehead Historical Society. Hundreds of willing workers have responded to its needs bringing their skills and talents to the tasks at hand."

- from The Marblehead Historical Society 1898-1998, by Bette Hunt

 

In 2003, the Marblehead Historical Society changed its name to the Marblehead Museum & Historical Society to reflect its museum-quality collection and professional approach to exhibits, research, preservation and education.

The name represents a continued commitment to the mission of preservation. Year round activities and operations preserve Marblehead history according to museum standards. The Jeremiah Lee Mansion, the J.O.J. Frost Gallery, Marblehead History Archives and the G.A.R. Civil War Museum are all part of the Marblehead Museum & Historical Society’s exceptional collection of places, artifacts, documents, and photographs that span five centuries of Marblehead history.

The Marblehead Museum & Historical Society is supported solely by membership dues and contributions. The Museum employs a professional staff that is overseen by a Board of Directors.


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170 Washington St.

The Marblehead Museum and Historical Society
offices, archives, and exhibits are located at 170 Washington St., Marblehead.

Hours:
June through October
Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
November through May
Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Lee Mansion Gardens

The Marblehead Museum properties include the Jeremiah Lee Mansion and Gardens and the G.A.R. and Civil War Museum

Old Town House

 

For additional information, call 781-631-1768

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The Marblehead Museum & Historical Society

170 Washington St., Marblehead, MA 01945

(781) 631-1768

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