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JLM Guides Visit the Pickering House


On February 16, Marblehead Museum staff and guides visited the Pickering House in Salem. We had a wonderful tour by Keith Trickett and really enjoyed learning the interesting history of the Pickering family.

Posted in Community, Uncategorized, Volunteers

Pumpkin Illumination 2016


  Despite the rainy weather, we enjoyed another fabulous Lee Mansion Pumpkin Illumination with the Marblehead Family Fund! Don’t miss next year!

Posted in Community, Events, Lee Mansion

Bon Voyage, Rich Wilson!


We are so excited to wish our friend, Rich Wilson, Bon Voyage! as he sets off to compete in the 2016 Vendee Globe. You can follow Rich and his progress on his site: sitesAlive!

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New Acquisition: “Marbleheadopoly”


Board game, “Marbleheadopoly,” 1997. Marblehead Museum, 2016.007a-s.     From decks of cards and a croquet set to an elaborately painted chess and backgammon board from the early 1800s, the Museum’s collection includes several different types of games. One of

Posted in Children and Families, Community, Uncategorized

Jeremiah and Martha Lee Document

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  The Marblehead Museum was notified last winter about a document, signed by both Martha and Jeremiah Lee, that was available for sale. With the help of grants from the Society of Colonial Wars, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and

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J.O.J. Boards For Sale!

bags sale

Purchase your very own set of custom-made, limited edition J.O.J. boards! Each set includes four J.O.J. print bean bags & two J.O.J boards.  Call the Museum 781-631-1768 or email to order! *Board sets are not tax-deductible.

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Wine and Paint Night

Paint night

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Wed, Sept. 23 at 7pm: Mark your calendars! Enjoy a glass of wine while painting your very own wooden fish! Local artist Katy Bratun will guide you through a J.O.J Frost-style scene or create your own

Posted in Events, JOJ Frost

Civil War Museum and G.A.R. Room Are Open!


On Monday, May 25, the Civil War Museum and G.A.R Room opened for the season! Learn about the importance of the Civil War in shaping Marblehead history as you relive this critical time in our nation’s history through unique artifacts, photos and media.

Posted in Civil War, Exhibits, Old Town House, Uncategorized

Thank you!


Shop and Support the Marblehead Museum!   Thank you to everyone who supported the Marblehead Museum and our Spring Online Auction! We have more unique experiences and items up for bid soon, so stay tuned!  

Posted in Community, Events, Support

Visiting the Gould Exhibit


The Marblehead Museum guides were treated to a tour of the Nathaniel Gould exhibit by Dean Lahikainen at the Peabody Essex Museum. What fabulous exhibit! For more information on our Bombe chest on display, please click here.

Posted in Community, Education, Lee Mansion