Country Women's Association (CWA) Beverley Branch. Get Involved. On view through September 26, 2020. Our volunteer members have gathered rare photographs, documents, correspondence, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, audio and video recordings, books, trophies, and other historical memorabilia, dating back to the City's development in the early Stay in Touch. Balch House. The hearth was an integral part of the home for centuries. These are stories of citizens, black and white, battling against the unjust system of slavery; of enslaved men fighting for freedom for our nation, though not free themselves; of a woman using the law to emancipate her family; and of the racism that affected the lives of Beverly’s black population, long after they were freed from bondage. Beverly, MA 01915, 117 Cabot Street Your support will make a significant difference. Sign Up. John Hale was born in Charlestown, MA in 1636 and came to Beverly to preach when it was still known as the “Bass River Side” of Salem. The Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) is a not-for-profit, community-based alliance of more than a dozen civic and business groups dedicated to serving the historic Beverly Hills/Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago. 448 Cabot Street Beverly, MA 01915 Cabot House. The Beverley Historical Society has preserved the lifestyle of yesteryear within the museum. "I always embrace the opportunities on offer by the local CRC, the staff provide us business owners' vital information to help us grow and promote ourselves. Volunteers from the Beverley Tree and Garden Society assist our group by maintaining the beautiful gardens that surround the Dead Finish Museum. Dead Finish Museum opens from March - November or by appointment. Enter your email address to receive news about Historic Beverly's collections, exhibits, events, and more. As the oldest building in Beverley, the “Wheatsheaf Inn” was built by Alfred Smith in 1872. Please help us continue these important programs by becoming a member of the Society. The many rooms are filled with memorabilia, tools and equipment used in the days of early settlers. Design by Julia Balfour, LLC, “The Story of the Revolution:” Everything You Need to Know. The Beverley Historical Society was formed by volunteers in 1987 to foster the safe keeping and promotion of Beverley`s Heritage. Beverly, MA 01915, © 2020 Historic Beverly, Inc. All rights reserved. Stories of Beverly’s black population can be found at Historic Beverly. Be a Part of History. Originally part of the village of Washington Heights (1874), this area was annexed to Chicago by 1890 but remained sparsely settled for decades. Historic Beverly’s mission is to share Beverly’s history with everyone through our collections which encompass 3 houses, 5 centuries and thousands of stories. I find that connecting regularly with others that face the same struggles as I do reassuring and it is very comforting that I am not alone." The society operates from the Dead Finish Museum in Hunt Road Beverley. Known for its spacious homes, tree -lined streets, and racially integrated population, Beverly has retained its reputation as one of Chicago's most stable middle-class residential districts. Historic Beverly Membership. Enter your email address to receive news about Historic Beverly's collections, exhibits, events, and more. After the tumultuous years of the second half of the 17th century, filled as they were with political upheaval, Indian wars, and culminating in the witchcraft crises of 1692, the new century must have seemed to local residents like entering a calm port. Historic Beverly has been preserving and caring for Beverly’s past since 1891 and the 1781 John Cabot House has been our headquarters since 1892, and is home to a collection of nearly a million objects and documents related to Beverly and the North Shore of Massachusetts. Through combinations of luck and foresight, the Balch House has survived while the hundreds of homes from the same era have fallen to progress or decay. Collecting and preserving the history of Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills/Morgan Park offers abundant opportunities to enjoy all your favorite activities in one of Chicago’s most beautiful and historic settings. We’re a neighborhood of residents, independent merchants, and community leaders who are connected and support one another. Corporate Membership. 117 Cabot Street Beverly, MA 01915 Hale Farm. 448 Cabot Street Balch Associates Membership. History grows with time and preservation needs increase as well. The John Cabot House is a Georgian style mansion built in 1781 during the Revolutionary War, and it was the first brick mansion built in Beverly. Please help us continue these programs by making a donation to our Annual Appeal. Drawn entirely from the Historic Beverly collection, “The Story of the Revolution” in Beverly brings together the first edition of Lodge’s book and two dozen of the original paintings that were commissioned for the publication. Marlene Willson, owner of Unique State.