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May 15, 2018

A home built by an American patriot who put his life on hold to respond to the alarm at Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, is in jeopardy of being demolished.


Thomas Dow was one of 156 Methuen residents who responded to that alarm. He joined others whose names—Bo...

The Methuen Historical Society has manifested its existence in many ways over the years. Some fun facts that reveal a great deal about the organization and its checkered existence exemplifies the importance of its mission. Though it languished and eventually expired so...

May 1, 2017

Our advocacy for the treasures that we have been passed down through history, are both rich and valued. There are very few communities that have been honored with the noblesse oblige of which Methuen was the recipient. We claim three millionaires as benefactors from th...

In the depth of my soul, I am a preservationist! In all areas of my life. Sometimes…not such a GOOD thing! I could, without periodic interventions, become a hoarder! Everything I come across has intrinsic value. I find beauty and value in buildings, pottery, glassware,...

As an organization, the Methuen Historical Society has a Mission Statement that reflects our commitment to maintaining and protecting the rich historical character of our city. We accomplish this through advocacy, outreach and education. Our greatest goal is to promote...

A new year and a new beginning. As most of us are aware, the Tenney Gate House has been somewhat dark and lifeless as of late. There are always reasons for inactivity. I felt it might help to know that things are not always as they appear. The Board of Directors of the...

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