The Heartbeat of Haverhill

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Museums (and Special Properties) of Haverhill

The definition of the word “museum” is evolving. Some argue it is just for traditional establishments with a paid entrance and a docent, others believe that historic neighborhoods or unique … Continue reading

March 9, 2019 · 1 Comment

Haverhill’s Legacy of Integrity is Brought to the Stage by Local Author

Haverhill’s small but integral role in the Salem Witch Trials. A decision, though made almost 400 years ago, is a timeless display of honesty, integrity and selflessness despite the potential peril to one man’s reputation and business.

October 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Keeping Busy in Haverhill from Harvest through the New Year.

When readers ask The Heartbeat of Haverhill to provide a list of things to do in Haverhill, it can be a little overwhelming.

October 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Haverhill’s Worshiping Oak Laid to Rest

Haverhill’s Worshiping Oak provided the place where the town’s people first worshiped.

May 2, 2017 · 14 Comments

Students Celebrate Black History Month At Haverhill’s Buttonwoods Museum

For the Black History Celebration night of readings, we were encouraged by Brooks School professor Edward Carson to hear the words not as a part of history but to let them speak to us personally, today, to use them to assess ourselves individually today.

February 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

Loving Winter In Haverhill

This list is the tip of the iceberg for cold weather fun in Haverhill.

January 24, 2016 · 4 Comments

Oh! Christmas Tree! Haverhill Festival of Trees is Tops!

For the Heartbeat of Haverhill, in our youth there were two choices for a Christmas tree topper – a star or an angel. That was it. At the Festival of Trees, you’ll explore an indoor orchard full of tip top treatments from simple to fantastical.

November 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

“Haverhill Shoes Tread the Carpets of the World(1)” – Haverhill Celebrates Its Shoe Culture Oct 26 10AM

We need to remember and thank the people who labored in the shoe factories and built our city.The Shoe Workers’ Memorial Plaza dedication is sponsored by the Haverhill Historical Commission.

October 24, 2013 · 3 Comments

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