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
- 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.
Annual Report 2012
Annual Report 2011
Annual Report 2010
Annual Report 2009
Annual Report 2008
Annual Report 2007
Annual Report 2006
The Marblehead Museum and Historical Society
offices, archives, and exhibits are located at 170 Washington
June through October
Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
November through May
Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
The Marblehead Museum properties include the
Jeremiah Lee Mansion and Gardens and the G.A.R. and Civil War
For additional information, call 781-631-1768