Check out and see what's new and exciting at the Buttonwoods Museum! You will be amazed at how much the museum has to offer; plus see what's happening in and around Haverhill.
Take a journey into the past by scrolling through some photos of the amazing artifacts and other historical items, ranging from native american pieces to one of a kind antique shoes.
Essex National Heritage Area

We are closed for tours for the season!               Please visit our events page to see the many events and programs we have to offer even in our "off season"!        Take a peek at our curator's top 10 collection items list.       
Haverhill Historical Society   Haverhill History   Haverhill MA
Haverhill Historical Society of Haverhill Massachusetts was founded in January of 1898. The mission of the Buttonwoods Museum / Haverhill Historical Society is to collect and preserve history, and to educate the community about Greater Haverhill's past and culture.

Come to the Buttonwoods and experience the history of Haverhill MA. Haverhill has a rich history from native american settlement to a farming community to the shoe industry and to today's present day Haverhill rich in culture and diversity. Haverhill has something for everyone.
The 17th annual Festival of Trees is here! Come and visit us between 11/23/18 and 12/09/18 and take a chance on winning a tree, wreath or centerpiece. Silent auction items available too!