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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David Nevins

David Nevins

Charles H. Tenney

Charles H. Tenney

Edward F. Searles

Edward F. Searles

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Welcome! 

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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!

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

Come Explore

Methuen's Meeting House Hill Cemetery
Saturday, October 9, 2021

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Located across the street from Holy Family/Steward Hospital

The Methuen Historical Society will be opening the gates to our historic Meeting House Hill Cemetery, located across the street from Holy Family/Steward Hospital. Come and explore the newly repaired and cleaned stones. The cemetery is normally locked so don’t miss this opportunity! This beautiful burying ground, shaded by mature pine trees, walled by Edward Searles’ stone walls, features a granite mausoleum and is filled with intriguing gravestones of our town’s founders. The headstones, some of the oldest in Methuen, were hand-carved by the likes of Benjamin Day and Robert Mulliken.

 

The work of cleaning, stabilizing, and restoring the headstones was completed by Epoch Preservation and Methuen Historical Society volunteers. This project was funded by a generous grant from the Methuen Festival of Trees. The Methuen Historical Society’s  Education Committee will display posters on Methuen’s American Revolution-era houses and the patriots buried at Meeting House Hill cemetery.

 

Detail of  stone carving on 18th-century headstone at Meeting House Hill cemetery.

Although this is an outdoor event, please wear a mask and practice social distancing when visiting the cemetery. Bring your questions and enjoy the day!

Celebrating Music, Art, Architecture & Historic Preservation at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall Summer Concert Series and 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!

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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Our Fall 2020
newsletter
is available

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Check out the latest MHS news
in our Friends
of Methuen History newsletter!

Click here to view the pdf.

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CONTACT US

Methuen Historical Society

P.O. Box 52, Methuen, MA 01844

info@methuenhistoricalsociety.org

Tel: 978-683-2252

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