More About Peabody Historical Society

The Peabody Historical Society is headquartered on Washington Street, where it owns three beautiful houses, at: 35 Washington Street (General Gideon Foster House, 1810); 33 Washington Street (Osborne-Salata House, 1852); and 31 Washington Street (Sutton-Peirson House, 1847). Among the many artifacts in their collection are: John Proctor’s son Thorndike’s accounting book, which he shared with his son Thorndike; Hannah (wife of Thorndike) Proctor’s grave stone; photographs of Proctor descendants; and a sign that hung in front of Captain Johnson Proctor’s Inn on Lowell Street in 1796. He was the grandson of John Proctor. The inn remained in the family until 1851.