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

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Tenney_GH_ext0819

David Nevins

David Nevins

Charles H. Tenney

Charles H. Tenney

Edward F. Searles

Edward F. Searles

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Welcome! 

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!

THE TENNEY GATEHOUSE | WInter 2021   
Home of the Methuen Historical Society and Methuen Museum of History

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ARTICLE AND PHOTO ARE FROM THE NY TIMES
‘This Is Everyone’s Culture’: Ukraine’s Architectural Treasures Face Destruction

The country’s vast array of historic buildings, artworks and public squares are an integral part of Ukraine’s cultural identity. Amid the violence of war, many are being reduced to rubble.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine brought searing images of human tragedy to witnesses around the world: thousands of civilians killed and injured; broken families, as mothers and children leave in search of refuge while fathers and other men stay behind to defend their country; and millions of refugees having already fled to neighboring countries, after just two weeks of war.

 

In addition to that human suffering, a second tragedy comes into focus: the destruction of a country’s very culture. Across Ukraine, scores of historic buildings, priceless artworks and public squares are being reduced to rubble by Russian rockets, missiles, bombs and gunfire.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.

Announcement

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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MEMBERSHIP

Become a Member!

Your support is important to us!

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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.  

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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!

CONTACT US

Methuen Historical Society

P.O. Box 52, Methuen, MA 01844

info@methuenhistoricalsociety.org

Tel: 978-683-2252

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