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!

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Writing Our History  |  Methuen Neighborhood Project


Do you know the history of your neighborhood?   Looking to learn more about where you live?  We are looking for past & current residents of Methuen to share their memories and tell us about the old neighborhood.   What did your neighborhood look like 50 plus years ago?  The neighborhoods in the City of Methuen possess many unique qualities that should be preserved and shared with future generations. 

The Methuen Historical Society, the Nevins Memorial Library, and the Methuen Historical Commission would like to invite current and past residents to participate in the writing of Methuen History. 

The first round of discussions will be held at the Nevins Memorial Library.  We have divided the discussions and the city into three sections. Although we will be concentrating on these neighborhoods, and everyone is welcome to all the chats!  You may have grown up in the Glen Forest neighborhood but now live in Ayer's Village and work on Broadway!  Feel free to come to all the sessions!  


Friday, July 1 
10 am -12 pm


Thursday, July 14 

1-3 pm


Thursday, July 7 
1-3 pm

Friday, July 15 
10 am -12 pm


Friday, July 8 


Thursday, July 21 

We will be holding additional discussions in the evening hours.  Look for those times and dates to follow. Whether you have information to share or wish to learn about your city please join us!  For more information contact 

Click here for a printable pdf of this event.


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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.  


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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Methuen Historical Society

P.O. Box 52, Methuen, MA 01844

Tel: 978-683-2252

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