North Andover Historical Society

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The North Andover Historical Society is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving our local heritage and bringing it to life through children’s programs, guided tours, lectures, workshops, exhibits, craft demonstrations, architectural walking tours and publications.

Founded in 1913, the Society is headquartered at the Samuel Dale Stevens Memorial Building (1932) at 153 Academy Road.

The museum houses the Society’s collection of early American furniture and changing exhibits in the Main Gallery, an extensive Archive of historic documents, photographs and maps, a book shop and staff offices.

The Johnson Cottage (1789), adjacent to the museum, is the last surviving artisan’s cottage in North Andover’s Old Center. The Cottage shows the life of an average family in the 19th Century.
The Parson Barnard House (1715) at 179 Osgood Street is the Society’s other historic house. Exciting restoration techniques were used to show original construction and interior modifications. As you visit each room, you will see furnishings that reflect the changes in lifestyle as experienced by four early inhabitants of the house from 1715 through 1830.

The Memorial Building and Johnson Cottage are open year round. The Parson Barnard House is open seasonally.