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Dark purple lilacs and dark stormy skies on this warm day in Andover....#andoverhistoryandculture #andoverma #andoverdow...
05/07/2019

Dark purple lilacs and dark stormy skies on this warm day in Andover.
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#andoverhistoryandculture #andoverma #andoverdowntown #lilacs #finallyspring

Dark purple lilacs and dark stormy skies on this warm day in Andover....#andoverhistoryandculture #andoverma #andoverdow...
05/07/2019

Dark purple lilacs and dark stormy skies on this warm day in Andover.
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#andoverhistoryandculture #andoverma #andoverdowntown #lilacs #finallyspring

Buy a Community Bag at the Stop & Shop at 209 North Main Street, Andover MA during the month of May and $1 will be donat...
05/06/2019

Buy a Community Bag at the Stop & Shop at 209 North Main Street, Andover MA during the month of May and $1 will be donated to the Andover Center for History & Culture

Have you heard the news? Andover Center for History & Culture has been selected as the beneficiary ofthe @StopandShop Co...
05/06/2019

Have you heard the news? Andover Center for History & Culture has been selected as the beneficiary of
the @StopandShop Community Bag Program!
Each time a $2.50 reusable Community Bag
is purchased at the Stop & Shop at 209 North Main Street, Andover MA during the month of May we will
receive a $1 donation.

05/02/2019
Join us for Spring For History

Want to learn more?

Join us for Spring for History at the Andover Country Club on Thursday, May 9th from 7:30am - 8:30am. Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast and learn more about Andover Center for History & Culture's mission. The event is free but registration is required. Visit http://andoverhistoryandculture.org/spring-for-history or call 978-475-2236 for reservations.

Andover Center for History & Culture's cover photo
04/25/2019

Andover Center for History & Culture's cover photo

It’s that time of the year again! 3rd graders from Andover Public Schools and 5th graders from St. Augustine’s are v...
04/24/2019

It’s that time of the year again! 3rd graders from Andover Public Schools and 5th graders from St. Augustine’s are visiting the Blanchard House this spring to learn more about Andover during the 1820’s.
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#andoverhistoryandculture #andoveratwork #fieldtrip #3rdgrade #5thgrade

Happy to have this group of @phillipsacademy students helping clean up the grounds of the Blanchard House today! ...#and...
04/18/2019

Happy to have this group of @phillipsacademy students helping clean up the grounds of the Blanchard House today!
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#andoverhistoryandculture #phillipsacademy #nonsibi #springcleanup #volunteers #thanksforthehelp @ Andover Center for History & Culture

Happy to have this group of @phillipsacademy students helping clean up the grounds of the Blanchard House today! ...#and...
04/18/2019

Happy to have this group of @phillipsacademy students helping clean up the grounds of the Blanchard House today!
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#andoverhistoryandculture #phillipsacademy #nonsibi #springcleanup #volunteers #thanksforthehelp @ Andover Center for History & Culture

Thanks @boxcar.press! Our letterpress plates just arrived and we can’t wait to see the new logo in print during our sc...
04/08/2019

Thanks @boxcar.press! Our letterpress plates just arrived and we can’t wait to see the new logo in print during our school field trip season!
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#andoverhistoryandculture #nice #letterpressprinting #andoverma #01810 #andoveratwork #printing #andoveratwork1820 #andoverdowntown

Thank you to our wonderful audience for attending “Stories Beneath our Feet” and a special thanks to Dr. Anthony Mar...
04/08/2019

Thank you to our wonderful audience for attending “Stories Beneath our Feet” and a special thanks to Dr. Anthony Martin and Dr. Ryan Collins for discussing your research on these fascinating archeological sites in Andover!

Calling all artists! Andover Center for History & Culture in collaboration with the Andover Village Improvement Society ...
03/14/2019
Natural State

Calling all artists!
Andover Center for History & Culture in collaboration with the Andover Village Improvement Society (AVIS) and Andover Arts & Culture Alliance are excited to announce our future juried art exhibit, Natural State. Visit http://andoverhistoryandculture.org/natural-state to learn more about the exhibit and how to enter your art work.

Andover Center for History & Culture's cover photo
03/14/2019

Andover Center for History & Culture's cover photo

Real or not real? That is the question we’re asking all of you on this sunny #wackywednesday So what do you think? Is ...
03/13/2019

Real or not real? That is the question we’re asking all of you on this sunny #wackywednesday

So what do you think? Is this 1968 photo found in our institutional files a costumed person or a mannequin?
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#andoverhistoryandculture #creepyphotos #19thcenturyfashion #whoisshe #andoverma #01810 #essexcountyma #essexheritage

Start your weekend being creative!   Stop by Andover Center for History & Culture tomorrow for #andoverfirstfridays and ...
02/28/2019

Start your weekend being creative!

Stop by Andover Center for History & Culture tomorrow for #andoverfirstfridays and participate in our first #instameet!! @ Andover Center for History & Culture

We're looking forward to hosting this daytime meeting to discuss ways to create more community engaging space around Old...
02/25/2019

We're looking forward to hosting this daytime meeting to discuss ways to create more community engaging space around Old Town Hall! Please join us at the Blanchard House, 97 Main Street for a daytime conversation, and feel free to bring the kids!

Do you want to see the area around Old Town Hall improved for both vehicles and pedestrians without losing any parking spaces? Do you have a hard time getting to a night meeting? Please join us for a daytime conversation, and bring the kids! We’ll bring the crayons, paper and toys, you bring your great ideas to the Andover Center for History and Culture, 97 Main Street, Thursday, February 28th at 10 a.m.

Vendor applications for the 2019 Andover Farmers' Market are up on our website.Can you believe Andover Center for Histor...
02/22/2019

Vendor applications for the 2019 Andover Farmers' Market are up on our website.

Can you believe Andover Center for History & Culture has been running the Andover Farmers' Market since 2007? We look forward to welcoming everyone back for our 13th season on Saturday, June 22nd!

Vendor applications are now available for the 2019 Andover Farmers Market (June 22- October 19).

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Blanchard House for our 13th market season!
http://andoverhistoryandculture.org/farmers-market

We had a creative bunch of kids making nature journals today at the Blanchard House. Thanks for stopping by! @ Andover C...
02/21/2019

We had a creative bunch of kids making nature journals today at the Blanchard House. Thanks for stopping by! @ Andover Center for History & Culture

We had a creative bunch of kids making nature journals today at the Blanchard House. Thanks for stopping by! @ Andover C...
02/21/2019

We had a creative bunch of kids making nature journals today at the Blanchard House. Thanks for stopping by! @ Andover Center for History & Culture

Thank you to all who came to the opening of our newest exhibit, Breathing Places. It’s been a pleasure collaborating w...
02/15/2019

Thank you to all who came to the opening of our newest exhibit, Breathing Places. It’s been a pleasure collaborating with our friends @avis_andover to celebrate their 125th anniversary!
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#andoverhistoryandculture #avisandover #breathingplaces #landtrust #andoverma #01810 @ Andover Center for History & Culture

Hope everyone is staying warm today!At the Blanchard House we have fireplaces in every room of the original 1819 house. ...
01/31/2019

Hope everyone is staying warm today!

At the Blanchard House we have fireplaces in every room of the original 1819 house. Unlike the 1800’s they aren’t our only source of heat, in fact we don’t use them at all (fire+ collections/archives = 🔥 hazard) 😬

#andoverhistoryandculture #staywarm #newenglandweather #fireplaces #fireplacenofire

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01/31/2019

Andover Center for History & Culture's cover photo

When you wake up thinking it’s a Friday in March and realize it’s really a Thursday in January...#andoverhistoryandc...
01/24/2019

When you wake up thinking it’s a Friday in March and realize it’s really a Thursday in January.
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#andoverhistoryandculture #newenglandweather #climatechangeisreal #19thcenturyphotography #museumhack @ Andover Center for History & Culture

Andover Center for History & Culture's cover photo
01/14/2019

Andover Center for History & Culture's cover photo

One more day to see our beautiful #festivefirs display before we have to put our 🎄 away ☹️. Thank you again to al...
01/04/2019

One more day to see our beautiful #festivefirs display before we have to put our 🎄 away ☹️. Thank you again to all our volunteer decorators. You really made the Blanchard House sparkle during the holidays!

Old Town Hall has been a center of business, government, public safety, and community entertainment for  residents of An...
01/04/2019

Old Town Hall has been a center of business, government, public safety, and community entertainment for residents of Andover since it's dedication on Dec. 25th, 1858.

The Town of Andover is seeking feedback from the community on how the area around Old Town Hall can be reconfigured to "accommodate parking while forging a dynamic community and amenity space in the heart of downtown." Take a minute to fill out this survey and let your ideas be heard! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MWW2V7M

Santa was busy hosting story time, mingling with guests at our holiday party and bringing Christmas cheer all week long....
12/24/2018

Santa was busy hosting story time, mingling with guests at our holiday party and bringing Christmas cheer all week long. Don’t worry we’ve been assured he’s still got enough energy to visit everyone tonight too! Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas! See you in 2019! @ Andover Center for History & Culture

We received a lovely photo today from the daughter of a member who made this ornament depicting the Amos Blanchard House...
12/19/2018

We received a lovely photo today from the daughter of a member who made this ornament depicting the Amos Blanchard House for a fundraiser in 1991. It’s so nice to see it decorating their🎄27 years later! 😊 Thank you for sharing this with us! @ Andover, Massachusetts

The glow of our Festive Firs display this evening at the Blanchard House. 😊🎄...#andoverhistoryandculture #festivef...
12/11/2018

The glow of our Festive Firs display this evening at the Blanchard House. 😊🎄
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#andoverhistoryandculture #festivefirs #downtownandover #essexheritage #andoverma #christmaslights #andovermums @memorialhalllibrary @andovermagov

12/07/2018

Visit the Blanchard House from 4 to 6:30pm to enjoy our Festive Firs and make a wooden toy or craft!
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#andoverma #holidayhappenings #downtownandover #festivefirs

Andover Center for History & Culture's cover photo
12/03/2018

Andover Center for History & Culture's cover photo

This awesome crew of volunteers from the #classof2020 is ready to walk in the #santaparade 😁
11/25/2018

This awesome crew of volunteers from the #classof2020 is ready to walk in the #santaparade 😁

The Andover Center for History & Culture wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving! Hopefully you won’t have to compete wit...
11/21/2018

The Andover Center for History & Culture wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving! Hopefully you won’t have to compete with an 🦅 for your 🦃😉 .
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Greeting card-postcard. Colored lithograph drawing, embossed. Unposted. Turkey and American Eagle, Thanksgiving Greetings,” signed November 30, 1911. AHS# 1987.598
#andoverhistoryandculture #andoverhistorical #thanksgiving #bethankful #downtownandover

Our Collections Committee discusses accessioning donations to the ACHC collections amid a forest of soon to be decorated...
11/15/2018

Our Collections Committee discusses accessioning donations to the ACHC collections amid a forest of soon to be decorated trees.
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#volunteers #volunteerSkypesIn #cantseeeveryone #collections #andoverhistoryandculture #andoverhistorical #andoverma #festivefirs #downtownandover

Come down to Old Town Hall to celebrate our wonderful town and support our local businesses! Be a part of this great new...
10/30/2018

Come down to Old Town Hall to celebrate our wonderful town and support our local businesses! Be a part of this great new monthly community event!

Some awesome Andover High School students from the #classof2020 helped inventory and clean up our Christmas 🎄🎄🎄...
10/24/2018

Some awesome Andover High School students from the #classof2020 helped inventory and clean up our Christmas 🎄🎄🎄🎄 in preparation for our #festivefir exhibit opening in December. It’s surprising how many pine needles can come off an artificial tree 🙄
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#andoverhistoryandculture #andoverma #downtownandover #andoverhighschool #christmastrees

Happy to be hosting the Memorial Hall Library Genealogy Club tomorrow at the Blanchard House!
10/10/2018

Happy to be hosting the Memorial Hall Library Genealogy Club tomorrow at the Blanchard House!

Join the MHL Genealogy Club tomorrow (Thursday 10/11 at 10:00 a.m.) on a local field trip to see the Andover Historical Society's exhibit Under the Stars and Stripes: Andover During World War I and to hear club member Horace Waters give a talk on researching the WWI records of your ancestors. Register online mhl.org/events or email [email protected] for more information.

Don’t forget to stop by the Andover Farmers’ Market today from 10-2! Its a beautiful spot to shop!
10/06/2018

Don’t forget to stop by the Andover Farmers’ Market today from 10-2! Its a beautiful spot to shop!

Still have some seats open for tonight’s Book Talk and Signing with Richard Hite at 7pm. Click the link in our bio to ...
10/05/2018

Still have some seats open for tonight’s Book Talk and Signing with Richard Hite at 7pm. Click the link in our bio to reserve your seats! #andoverhistoryandculture #salemwitchtrials #1692 #andoverma #andoverdowntown

09/27/2018
Andover Senior Center

Andover Senior Center

As we move into the fall weather, we are seeking donations of the following new items to provide to our community members in the affected area:

Bathrobes, blankets, hats, gloves/mittens, slipper socks, and gift cards for people to purchase clothing items that properly fit..

We are also accepting used clothing, bedding, coats and other clothing items for St. Vincent de Paul. We have vouchers for individuals to shop at the thrift store located at 42 Franklin St. in Lawrence. Please reach out to the senior center if you need assistance or have questions.

Thank you!

Old Town Hall, c. 1950's
09/21/2018

Old Town Hall, c. 1950's

For those of you looking for ways to help those affected by the gas explosions- Spanish speakers able to translate are n...
09/19/2018

For those of you looking for ways to help those affected by the gas explosions- Spanish speakers able to translate are needed to help process claims in Lawrence.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!!!

CLAIMS PROCESSING CENTER - LAWRENCE FIREFIGHTER'S RELIEF'S INN, 1 MARKET STREET, LAWRENCE. TRANSLATORS ARE NEEDED AT THE LAWRENCE RELIEF'S INN IN SHIFTS. 10AM-3PM AND 3PM TO 8PM. 1 MARKET STREET, LAWRENCE, MA

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97 Main St
Andover, MA
01810

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Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

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(978) 475-2236

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