Discover Haverhill’s Unexpected History
Welcome to “The
Buttonwoods”, an historic site
overlooking the Merrimack River. From Native American settlement to the
present, the Buttonwoods Museum tells the story of life in the Merrimack
Valley. Visit the John Ward House, the Duncan House and the Daniel
Hunkins Shoe Shop. Experience our hands-on education and outreach
programs that make this unique history come alive for people of all
Interested in getting involved?
museum and visitor center are open from May 1 to October 1.
the "summer" season its a good idea to call ahead as sometimes we have to close without
advance notice due to programs, special events, and staff availability.
to be added to our email list!
Happy Birthday Duncan House!
2014 markes the 200th birthday of the Duncan House. Please
consider donating to our Duncan House Birthday Fund to help preserve,
repair, and maintain this beautiful historic home.
In response to the Buttonwoods Museum’s plea
for financial assistant to replace three old and non-functioning
furnaces, local Haverhill resident Danielle Smida brought the funding
need to the attention of a New Hampshire philanthropist with ties to the
William Penn Foundation. The Buttonwoods received funding from both the
Foundation and this individual.
These entities also provided a gift to the Haverhill Community Arts and
Education Foundation to help support a group interested in turning the
empty Cogswell School into a Community Art Center.
The Buttonwoods Museum wishes to thank Danielle Smida, the William Penn
Foundation and another supporter who wishes to remain anonymous. We
could not have done this without the generous support of this individual
and these foundations.
“Christmas at the Buttonwoods: A Festival of Trees”
our work at the Buttonwoods Museum and Haverhill Historical
Society! Your donation is tax deductible.
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Essex National Heritage Area