Since 1891, the Beverly Historical Society has collected, preserved and interpreted Beverly history. We accomplish those goals through the support of many individuals and corporations.
You can be apart of Beverly History!
Donate to the collection
The Beverly Historical Society actively collects material pertaining to the rich history of Beverly and its residents. Our donors understand that as the repository of Beverly history, we will be a resource to researchers and educators for generations to come. Our artifacts and documents are enormously important in helping to bring history to life, and the Society welcomes donations to the collection. If you have any documents or objects connected to Beverly history that should be preserved for future generations, please contact Curator of Collections or at (978) 922-1186 x203.
Adopt an Artifact
Help the Beverly Historical Society protect our local treasures by adopting an artifact that requires conservation. Your tax-deductible donation in any amount will help support the museum's mission of preserving artifacts and other historical materials relating to the history and heritage of Beverly, and you will be acknowledged in our quarterly newsletter.
Examples of artifacts from the collection currently available for sponsorship include:
Memorial painting and needlework of Captain Jacob Oliver (1756-1793)
To consolidate flaking paint; inpaint losses with black and 23K gold; clean glass; and reframe $1400.00
Beverly from Folly Hill, c.1880 oil on canvas
To replace missing keys and tension; local consolidation of tenting paint; clean; varnish removal; re-varnish; and reframe $1600.00
Laura Patch oil on canvas by Luke Prince
To cold line painting and board to new, rigid aluminum honeycomb backing board due to the support board warping in the frame
Revolutionary War battlefield oil on canvas by F.C. Yohn
To repair tear; inpaint small losses; tension properly; clean; and reframe
Spinning Wheel oil on canvas by M.G. Balch
To consolidate losses; tension properly; clean; remove varnish; re-varnish; inpaint small losses; and reframe $600.00
Convert 8mm and 16mm films of Beverly parades and events (1939-1980)
to DVDs using the latest in film transfer technology $100.00/film
For more information, or to participate in this program, contact Curator of Collections
or at (978) 922-1186 x203.