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Your Donation Counts!


The Marblehead Museum is supported entirely by membership and donations! Each year the Marblehead Museum sends out an appeal for supporters to donate and support specific projects and/or sponsor events. The Marblehead Museum’s Annual Fund helps support a variety of

Posted in Support

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Codfish Tote $10 ($9 members)

Come by and pick up one of our Marblehead Museum reusable shopping bags, ($10/$9 for members).  These colorful bags with our J.O.J Frost cod fish on them are so good looking you will want to use them over and over.

Posted in Museum Shop

Dan Dixey Photo Prints for Sale


If you enjoyed the sold out Dan Dixey presentation at the Old Town House last Thursday, November 13 then you will love this opportunity! Take one of the images you saw up on the screen home or present it as

Posted in Children and Families, Museum Shop

18thc Bombe’ Chest at PEM for Exhibit

Photo - Dennis Helmar

A Nathaniel Gould Bombe’ Chest, in the Marblehead Museum’s collection, is a prominent feature in an exhibit opening this Friday at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. To read more about this piece, click here for our online collection listing. The exhibit

Posted in Community, Exhibits, Lee Mansion

Activities for Kids Auction


Thank you to our Donors & our Bidders! Our special thanks go to everyone who bid throughout the auction, who generously donated these special activities and experiences, and who urged friends and family to participate. Because of you, our Auction

Posted in Children and Families, Events

Pumpkin Illumination 2014


Throngs of princesses, goblins, ghouls and fairies were in attendance at the 7th annual Pumpkin Illumination sponsored by the Marblehead Family Fund and the Marblehead Museum. It was a beautiful clear evening and the Whirlygig band provided entertainment. Here are

Posted in Children and Families, Community, Events, Lee Mansion

Exchange Students from Grasse, France

Exchange Students from Grasse

In mid October, approximately 20 exchange students from Grasse, France visited the Marblehead Museum. They were treated to a special tour of the collection and exhibits by town historian, Bette Hunt. Split into two groups, they spread their visit over

Posted in Children and Families, Community, Education, JOJ Frost, Lee Mansion

Director Peterson wins Storyteller Award


Photo courtesy of Salem Evening News – click here to see article Executive Director, Pam Peterson was recently awarded the “2014 Storyteller Award” by the North of Boston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. The award is given out at the Bureau’s Annual Dinner

Posted in Community, Education, Marblehead 101

Featured in North Shore Magazine


There’s always something to learn about the Lee Mansion! The Marblehead Museum was recently featured in the October issue of North Shore Magazine. “Preserving the Past”, an article by Alexandra Pecci, takes a look at three North Shore house museums

Posted in Community, Lee Mansion

“Seed King” of Marblehead

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We had a fascinating lecture by Shari Worrell last Thursday night. It was well attended by many Marbleheaders and Gregory family descendants.Shari spoke about the 19th century Marblehead man they called the “Seed King”, JJH Gregory. She shared the extensive research

Posted in Community, Lectures