Below you will find a number of online opportunities to bring local history right into your living room. Many of these offerings can be done or viewed from your couch, but others may involve getting outside, when you are safe and comfortable to do so. Please check and observe all stay-at-home and social distancing advisories if you are planning to complete an outdoor activity. Please note that some of the below links will take you to external websites.
This list will be updated as more content becomes available, so bookmark this page and check back in with us later!
Architectural Scavenger Hunt of Washington Street Shoe District
This family-friendly scavenger hunt is a DIY Event for Trails & Sails 2020. Picture and text clues will guide you in an exploration of the historic Washington Street area. You'll be an expert in industrial-style Queen Anne architecture by the end of your journey.
Here Lies Haverhill Activity Packet
Get outside and explore the Pentucket Burial Ground with family or a small group. This packet is designed to spark discussions about changing historical views towards death, mortality, and religious beliefs and is a great way to discover local history.
Historic Walking and Driving Tours
First settled by English colonists in 1640, many layers of history can be found in the landscape of Haverhill today. From historic buildings and cemeteries to carefully planned historical markers and monuments, Haverhill history can be found around almost any corner. These tours will guide you to some of these historic places
The Natural World of Haverhill: All Ages Activities and Resources
The pandemic has forced many of us to slow-down and spend more time at home. Suddenly, the world just beyond our doors and windows has become much more interesting! Was that a rabbit? What kind of bird is that? Now that the weather has warmed and outside spaces are increasingly tempting, maybe riverside trails and woodland hikes are on your to-do list as well. Whether you’re tuning into your yard, neighborhood, or local nature area, these resources and activities will help you expand that experience!
Curator’s Top 10 Collection Items
What does our curator think are the hidden (and not-so-hidden) gems in the Buttonwoods’ collection of historical objects? Click here to find out!
Videos and Activities
Video Mini Tours
Buttonwoods History Moments on HC Media
Houses and Grounds Coloring Packet
What’s it Worth?
At this fundraiser in September 2019, members of the community were invited to bring family heirlooms and intriguing thrift shop finds to the HC Media Studio at Harbor Place for an Antiques Roadshow-style appraisal. See some of the appraisals through the links below!
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