Methuen City Hall

Methuen City Hall

Methuen Civil War Monument

Methuen Civil War Monument

Tenney Castle, aka Grey Court.

Tenney Castle, aka Grey Court.

Methuen Memorial Music Hall

Methuen Memorial Music Hall

Odd Fellows Hall

Odd Fellows Hall

Terracotta Architectural Detail

Terracotta Architectural Detail



David Nevins

David Nevins

Charles H. Tenney

Charles H. Tenney

Edward F. Searles

Edward F. Searles

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The Methuen Historical Society (MHS) is committed to protecting and maintaining the rich historical character of Methuen through advocacy, education, outreach, and the preservation of historical records, artifacts, structures, and monuments that are unique to our city. The MHS believes that the preservation of our past enhances the lives of those who live in and visit Methuen today, and for generations to follow. We appreciate the support of our members and supporters who share our common goals.


Please contact us if you have any questions, comments or if you'd like to know how you can participate. Thank you!

Home of the Methuen Historical Society and Methuen Museum of History


The Methuen Museum of History is located at the Tenney Gatehouse, Greycourt State Park | 37 Pleasant Street, Methuen, Massachusetts. Events and entrance to the museum are free and open to the public.

Please Join Us!

Saturday, June 18th | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Methuen Historical Society presents an exhibit of Methuen’s early settlers. Displays include old maps of Methuen, colonial-era homes, Revolutionary War veterans, a copy of the original Methuen Charter, and details on daily life in 18th century Methuen. Speakers will discuss the following topics:


  • 10:30:  In the Beginning -- From Settlement to Town

  • 11:30:  Creation and Growth of a Government

  • 12:15:  The Great Throat Distemper 1735 and Methuen’s Children

  • 1:00:   The Methuen & Salem Town Line

The Methuen Museum of History will be open for tours at this event.  The Annual Meeting of the Methuen Historical Society will be held at 2:00 pm.  The public is welcome to stay for the meeting.  Please join us for the presentation of the Frank and Martha Welch Scholarship award. Ample parking is available at City Hall.  


For more information, please contact the Methuen Historical Society at 978-683-2252 or email us at


Check Out Our Fall 2021 Newsletter!

In this issue of 
Friends of Methuen History:

  • Note from Our President

  • Preservation Award

  • Annual Scholarship Winner

  • Oil Portraits Restored

  • Tribute to a WWII Hero

  • Exhibit Space Planned

  • Meeting House Hill Cemetery Opened

  • Window Restoration Update

  • Lost Lion's Head

  • Raffle Winner

  • Annual Meeting

Click here to view the pdf.

We hope you enjoy reading about recent
MHS events and ongoing projects.

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Preserving Our Past Together

Methuen Cemetery Inventory Project

Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery
Inventory Complete and Now
Available Online!

Thanks to a dedicated group of dedicated volunteers, this historic Methuen cemetery has been inventoried,

headstones identified and cleaned, and headstones in need of repair have been identified.  


Celebrating Music, Art, Architecture & Historic Preservation
Methuen Memorial Music Hall Concert Series Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Organization That Makes It All Happen!

Check out page 18 of MethuenLife magazine for more about the history of our world-renowned Organ Hall!


Methuen Historical Society

P.O. Box 52, Methuen, MA 01844

Tel: 978-683-2252

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