Methuen Historical Society

Methuen Historical Society The Tenney Gate House is the home to the Methuen Museum of History and the Methuen Historical Society. Museum is open to the public and is admission free.
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Donations are always appreciated.

Mission: The Methuen Historical Society is committed to protecting and maintaining the rich historical character of Methuen through advocacy, education, outreach, and the preservation of Methuen history.

Operating as usual

09/12/2020

Today is the day! The Methuen Museum of History will be open from 10:00-12. We look forward to your visit!

07/05/2020

So many thank you’s to the people of Methuen who joined the Historical Society this morning on Meetinghouse Hill to recite the Declaration of Independence and tour our oldest burial ground. Over 100 people came out for this new Methuen tradition. Thank you to the people who volunteered to read a section of this glorious document. A special thank you to Pastor Bill Ingraham of First Church Congregational for starting us off just as Rev. Christopher Sargent would have done in 1776. Mark your calendars to gather for the reading on the 245th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence-July 4, 2021.

We still have tickets! A $20 donation will help support our history and give you a chance to create your own! Don't miss...
07/01/2020

We still have tickets! A $20 donation will help support our history and give you a chance to create your own! Don't miss your chance to be a millionaire and support a great cause! Checks, cash and venmo accepted! Will deliver! We can be reach here or [email protected]. The drawing is Saturday July 4th, noon at the Meeting House Hill Cemetary. You do not need to be present to win.

03/17/2020

The Methuen Museum of History will be closed til further notice. Be well friends.

02/24/2020

Reminder! On Monday, Feb 24, the Methuen Historical Society will be having a introduction meeting for those interested in volunteering with events and projects this year. The meeting will begin at 6:30 and all are welcome. Come share our history! The museum is located next to city hall on Pleasant Street.

07/04/2019
Reminder! Informational meeting Tuesday night at the Gatehouse 7pm!Preserving Our Past TogetherMethuen CemeteryInventory...
06/24/2019

Reminder! Informational meeting Tuesday night at the Gatehouse 7pm!

Preserving Our Past Together
Methuen Cemetery
Inventory Project

How You Can Help

This project will involve minimal walking. The time commitment will be about 1 or 2 hours a day on those days designated ( or any you can attend).- You will be provided with any existing maps and forms to record the information on each stone. Based on the information we gather, the committee will continue with researching these families. For detailed information please see https://www.methuenhistoricalsociety.org/events

If you would like to help, please call the Historical Society at (978) 683-2252 and leave your name and contact information.
We have scheduled 2 information sessions to be held at the Tenney Gatehouse on Saturday, June 29 at 11:00 a.m. and
Tuesday, July 9 at 7:00 pm.

06/07/2019

Summer Hours at the Methuen Museum of History start this Saturday.
Wednesdays 12-2
Saturdays 10-12
And by appointment

Saturday looks like a lovely Spring day! Pack a picnic and start your day off with a visit to the Methuen Museum. After ...
05/30/2019

Saturday looks like a lovely Spring day! Pack a picnic and start your day off with a visit to the Methuen Museum. After your visit take a walk (or drive) up the hill to the Greycourt State Park! The park is a great place to picnic and enjoy a beautiful sunny day. Aren't we lucky to have so much history in our backyard!

Open Saturday 12-2. Please join us!
05/28/2019

Open Saturday 12-2. Please join us!

05/24/2019

Museum Hours: Saturday 12-2 and open Memorial Day 9-11.
Stop by after the parade!

Wonderful time at the Methuen Health and Wellness Fair exhibiting The History of Methuen Public Schools.
05/24/2019

Wonderful time at the Methuen Health and Wellness Fair exhibiting The History of Methuen Public Schools.

Now that you have read all about the Whittier Room at the Methuen Museum, come on by!  We are open Wednesdays and Saturd...
05/20/2019

Now that you have read all about the Whittier Room at the Methuen Museum, come on by! We are open Wednesdays and Saturdays 12-2. Look forward to seeing you at the museum!

Goodluck!
04/04/2019

Goodluck!

And the winner is Nancy Carace!
04/04/2019

And the winner is Nancy Carace!

Last call! Drawing is tomorrow night! I still have a few tickets left! $20 donation will help support our history and gi...
04/04/2019

Last call! Drawing is tomorrow night! I still have a few tickets left! $20 donation will help support our history and give you a chance to create your own! Don't miss your chance to be a millionaire and support a great cause! Checks, cash and venmo accepted! Will deliver!

10/16/2018
Methuen Historical Society

Methuen Historical Society

Attention members of the Methuen Historical Society! Thursday October 25, 2018 is our Annual Meeting! Join us for coffee and pastries at 6:30 pm to view our current exhibit of The History of the Methuen Public Schools. The meeting will commence at 7:00 pm and will feature our annual Preservation Award recipient for 2018!

10/16/2018

Attention members of the Methuen Historical Society! Thursday October 25, 2018 is our Annual Meeting! Join us for coffee and pastries at 6:30 pm to view our current exhibit of The History of the Methuen Public Schools. The meeting will commence at 7:00 pm and will feature our annual Preservation Award recipient for 2018!

Methuen Historical Society
03/31/2018

Methuen Historical Society

On April 19, 1775, 156 brave minutemen responded to the call to stop the advance of the Redcoats to Lexington and Concord. Join the Methuen Historical Society at the Methuen Museum of History to hear their stories and view the houses they lived in. If you love Methuen History or are curious about the 18th century homes left in our City, join us...On Patriots Day, April 16th, 2018 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Methuen Museum of History, 37 Pleasant St, Methuen, Ma

On April 19, 1775, 156 brave minutemen responded to the call to stop the advance of the Redcoats to Lexington and Concor...
03/31/2018

On April 19, 1775, 156 brave minutemen responded to the call to stop the advance of the Redcoats to Lexington and Concord. Join the Methuen Historical Society at the Methuen Museum of History to hear their stories and view the houses they lived in. If you love Methuen History or are curious about the 18th century homes left in our City, join us...On Patriots Day, April 16th, 2018 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Methuen Museum of History, 37 Pleasant St, Methuen, Ma

Opening this weekend...The Methuen Museum of History ..special Cocktail Party Gala Reception on Friday Night ..some tick...
09/13/2017

Opening this weekend...The Methuen Museum of History ..special Cocktail Party Gala Reception on Friday Night ..some tickets still.available...Open to the public after our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Saturday morning at 10 AM....free admission! We will.be open Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM ...go to our website for added information www.methuenhistoricalsociety.org Hope to.see you there!

Our annual Fundraising scratch ticket...Treasure Chest drawing..we are selling 100 chances at $100.00 each. The winner w...
09/02/2017

Our annual Fundraising scratch ticket...Treasure Chest drawing..we are selling 100 chances at $100.00 each. The winner will get a full.book of 100/$10.00 scratch tickets. You could become an instant Millionaire. Please let us know if you would like to.purchase and support our worthy cause of maintaining the Historical Gatehouse in Methuen...call me today or private message me...the drawing will.be held at our Annual Meeting on Sunday, September 17th at the new Methuen Museum of History. Help us reach our goal.with this fundraiser...thanks!

Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home Inc.
08/07/2017
Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home Inc.

Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home Inc.

Please take a moment to read the recent article in Methuen Life on page 11! We are happy to share this opportunity with our friends and family!!!

HURRY HURRY....only a couple days left to our huge Spring Basket of Chance Raffle..We are ony selling 100 chances at $10...
05/17/2016

HURRY HURRY....only a couple days left to our huge Spring Basket of Chance Raffle..We are ony selling 100 chances at $100.00 each to win a full book 100/ $10.00 scratch tickets valued at $1000.00 and just imagine you could become an instand Millionaire!! There are only a few left...call today.... the lucky winner will be drawn on Thursday evening May 19th at our Annual Meeting. Help suppot the Methuen Historcal Society ...as we preseve history within our beautiful Methuen Commiunity!

A FOUR-PART SERIES WITH NATIONALLY-ACCLAIMED EXPERTS... Discover Your Genealogy!
02/27/2014
Discovering your Genealogy | Methuen Historical Society

A FOUR-PART SERIES WITH NATIONALLY-ACCLAIMED EXPERTS... Discover Your Genealogy!

Join us for an evening with your ancestors. Explore the secrets of your heritage in these fun, “how-to” workshops that reviews best practices and sources for both the amateur and seasoned genealogist. You never know what you might find!

Webster Greene Antiques & Interiors would like to share their new website with you! Thank you to Deirdre Davenport of Wo...
03/07/2013
At Webster Greene Antiques Massachusetts Antiques Vintage Lighting Period Furniture

Webster Greene Antiques & Interiors would like to share their new website with you! Thank you to Deirdre Davenport of WordPress Design Central for bringing us a new look!

http://www.wgantiques.com/

At Webster Greene Antiques & Interiors eclectic arrays of antiques and decor awaits the discerning buyer. Located downtown Methuen Massachusetts we offer 19th and 20th century American and European furniture, specializing in period lighting and decorative chandeliers, sconces, lamps and lampshades.

Methuen Historical Society's cover photo
12/20/2012

Methuen Historical Society's cover photo

08/16/2012

There is only ONE month left until the Big Drawing of the Lucky Winner of $2000.00...Have you bought your tickets yet..don't miss out you could be the lucky winner..and you will know you have helped us in our on going efforts for Historical Restoration of the Tenney Gatehouse. in Methuen.

There is only ONE month left until the Big Drawing of the Lucky Winner of $2000.00...Have you bought your tickets yet..d...
08/16/2012

There is only ONE month left until the Big Drawing of the Lucky Winner of $2000.00...Have you bought your tickets yet..don't miss out you could be the lucky winner..and you will know you have helped us in our on going efforts for Historical Restoration of the Tenney Gatehouse. in Methuen.

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Methuen, MA
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OPEN GATES Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery Methuen, MA November 8th 10:30am to 2pm The Methuen Historical Society will be opening the gates. Come see the newly repaired stones at the usually locked Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery. A beautiful pine tree burying ground surrounded by Edward Searles architecture and filled with the gravestones of town founders, carved by the likes of Benjamin Day and Robert Mullicken. Please wear a mask and social distance when visiting the cemetery. The current limit for gatherings outdoors is 50 people so be mindful of this if it seems too busy to safely distance during your visit. Here is a little history Sometimes called Daddy Frye's Hill Cemetery due to its location on Daddy Frye's Hill Meeting House Hill Cemetery is a historic cemetery at East and Arlington Streets in Methuen, Massachusetts. Established in 1728, it is the city's oldest cemetery, and the only major surviving element of its original town center. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 15 April 1984 . In 1728 the town of Methuen voted that there should be a graveyard provided in the town, somewhere near the meeting house. William Whittier and Joshua Swan were chosen to measure and bound out the said graveyard. They selected a piece of land "twenty rods in length by six or seven in width on the hill quite near the meeting house. In 1803 it was enlarged by the addition of another piece of land on the south side. The cemetery was used for a hundred years or more.
exciting event coming -- Nov......
as you know, we are in the process of preserving/repairing headstones at Meeting Houe Hill Cemetery. We have a stump we need help removing. space is too tight for a stump grinder. any able bodied folks have suggestions/ what to help?
have you seen what's happening at Meeting House Hill Cemetery? Phase three of restoration of gravestones. here are a few /.
On Monday, phase 3 will begin on the Meeting House Hill Cemetery project. Epoch Preservation will begin with the restoration/repair of stones. We have completed an index and map that is available on our website. Thank you to our volunteers who spent over 100 hours cleaning each stone and thank you to the Festival of Trees for sponsoring our efforts
It was a great time..
Meeting Hill Burying Ground July 4th
Tenney Cedars
Tickets for Raffle will be available on Monday, the 16th. I'll be in lower parking lot from 5:00 till 6:30pm
thank you Ranger's Football for coming to Meeting House Hill Cemetery last Sunday and helping with our gravestone project... you too can come join us Saturday Sept 28 at 9:30AM cemetery is across from Holy Family hospital
Cemetery Project is moving right along. here's some pics of our volunteers! come join us..Sunday 3:00 Sept 22
UPDATE: Cemetery project, here are a few photos of our volunteers and some stones we are in the process of cleaning. we have cleaned about 35 stones to date. These are the hardest to clean and will need about 3 sessions. Thanks to our volunteers. next time at Meeting House Hill will be Wed Sept 18th at 9:30 am and then Sunday Sept 22 at 3:00