Peabody Museum of Salem

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Peabody Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, ca.1910

The Peabody Museum of Salem (1915-1992) in Salem, Massachusetts, originated in the mid-19th century as the Peabody Academy of Science.[1] In 1992 the museum merged with the Essex Institute to form the Peabody Essex Museum.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ An Act To Change The Name Of The Trustees Of The Peabody Academy Of Science To Peabody Museum Of Salem And To Authorize Said Corporation To Hold Additional Real And Personal Estate. Acts and resolves passed by the General Court of Massachusetts, 1915.
  2. ^ PEM website. "Museum history." Retrieved 2011-02-16

Further reading[edit]

  • "Peabody Museum of Salem, Massachusetts." Proceedings of the American Association of Museums. 1911
  • Guide to the Peabody Museum. Salem, MA: 1916
  • One hundredth anniversary of the building of "Cleopatra's Barge" 1816-1916: Catalog of the commemorative exhibition held at the Peabody Museum ... July 17-September 30, 1916. Salem: Peabody Museum of Salem, 1916
  • Robinson, John (1921), The Marine room of the Peabody Museum of Salem, Salem, Mass: Peabody Museum, OCLC 1147254 
  • Whitehill, Walter Muir. The East India Marine Society and the Peabody Museum of Salem. Salem: Peabody Museum, 1949.
  • Norman R. Bennett, George E. Brooks, Alan R. Booth. Materials for African History in the Peabody Museum and Essex Institute. African Studies Bulletin, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Oct., 1962), pp. 13-22
  • Ernest S. Dodge. A William Lockerby Manuscript in the Peabody Museum of Salem. The Journal of Pacific History, Vol. 7, (1972), pp. 182-188
  • Susan Stedman. The Peabody Museum of Salem. African Arts, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Oct., 1976), pp. 42-47
  • Robert P. Spindler, Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, Prudence Backman. Format for Cooperation: Cooperative Collection Registers at the Peabody Museum of Salem and the Essex Institute. The American Archivist, Vol. 51, No. 1/2 (Winter - Spring, 1988), pp. 115-119