Author Archives: Janet Peabody

Happy 100th Anniversary, RHS!

From The Rowley Historical Society Presidents Report for 1919: On the evening of September 3rd 1918 a company of a dozen or more persons met at the Public Library with Rev. T. Frank Waters, President of the Ipswich Historical Society, who was present by request, and listened to a talk by him wherein he gave encouraging suggestions and advice relative to the formation of a Historical society. It was then asked that all present who were willing to join such […]

December 2017 Newsletter available now

Read more about Christmas trees and traditions and catch up on RHS news with our December 2017 newsletter available here.

2017 Holiday Open House

The Officers and Directors of the Rowley Historical Society extend a heartfelt invitation to join us as we start the holiday season with our Annual Holiday Open House Gala. Knowing that our Puritan forebearers would never celebrate Christmas — in fact could have been arrested for doing so — we work with the understanding that the house eventually saw Christmas joy as a residence well into the 19th century, when Christmas and Christmas traditions came back into vogue. So, we have […]

RHS Semi-Annual Meeting: The New Deal and the WPA

On September 29 the RHS met for their semi-annual dinner meeting, followed by a presentation by Dr. Stephen Russell, of Northern Essex Community College, who spoke about the Works Progress Administration (WPA). If you are interested, you can view the meeting and presentation at Rowley Community Media (Show 3198), and read more here about the WPA right here in Rowley.   The WPA in Rowley The railroad overpass on Route 1A and the stone wall on the corner of Summer […]