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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

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

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

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

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