Arts, Culture, and Humanities

North Andover Historical Society

  • North Andover, MA
  • northandoverhistoricalsociety.org

Mission Statement

The North Andover Historical Society is a non-profit educational institution, dedicated to preserving, acquiring, teaching, exhibiting and researching North Andover history, which it does mainly through its collections. This institution serves as a repository for artifacts, archival information, and objects made or used in the North Andover area from the 17th century onward. In addition, the North Andover Historical Society supports and promotes the architectural and landscape heritage of the town.

Main Programs

  1. Family programing
  2. Multi grade level school programs
  3. Adventures in Time Summer Enrichment Program
  4. Adult Programs
  5. Teacher Training Workshops
Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

Primary area served is Greater Lawrence but educational services are provided to children throughout the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts.

ruling year

1992

Principal Officer since 1988

Self-reported

Mrs. Carol Majahad

Keywords

Self-reported

Children's programs, heritage education, research, preservation of area cultural heritage,

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EIN

04-2259628

 Number

5302232807

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The Society collects both three dimensional artifacts and archival materials to aid in the dissemination of knowledge about the past and the appreciation of the its link to the present.The educational offerings of the North Andover Historical Society supplement the heritage education of local and area students in a meaningful way. The summer enrichment program, begun in 1990, provides children with a hands-on experience in history which is recognized by several private foundations. The North Andover Historical Society preserves the history of the town for the town and its people without any municipal monetary support. Town agencies often rely on the Society's archives for information. As the original settlement of 1643 Andover was actually located in today's "North Andover", the town's history goes back far beyond the re-incorporation date of 1855.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Family programing

The Society presents many family friendly events. Our major family offerings are 17th Century Saturdays, a wonderful living history day at our 1715 Parson Barnard House site and our annual Trails and Sails walking tour. Each of these activities are part of a larger, county-wide series of events and draws an audience from outside our immediate area.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$2,000.00

Program 2

Multi grade level school programs

Curriculum- based, multi-grade offerings are reviewed, developed and presented every school year. Examples are Daily Life at Johnson CottageHouse Detectives (Parson Barnard House)What is an Artifact? Discover Local HistoryAncestors Speak: the Old Burial Ground and other specialized options on site or in the classroom

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$28,000.00

Program 3

Adventures in Time Summer Enrichment Program

Just completing its 23rd year, this two week enrichment program builds on classroom and field trip experiences and brings history alive for a smaller group of children every summer. Each session has a different theme and focus and provides hands on activities, programs and visits to other institutions to teach by doing. Skills such as gardening, cooking and sewing are an integral part of the lesson plan.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 4

Adult Programs

A variety of family and adult educational programs are offered throughout the year. These offerings include lectures, workshops and site visits.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$3,000.00

Program 5

Teacher Training Workshops

The NAHS has just completed its second year of teacher training workshops, in collaboration with Community Heritage Alliance Project or CHAP, a school and historical society partnership. CHAP focuses on ways to introduce primary source material into the classroom and satisfy social studies teacher training with professional development credit.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$2,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

Primary area served is Greater Lawrence but educational services are provided to children throughout the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts.

Funding Needs

The biggest need for funding continues to be our programs, both to continue the current level and to expand programming to the adult and family audiences.Our buildings demand more resources than we can allocate from our general operating budget. Fund raisers had helped but more is needed. The Society had looked to other sources of money, including the town Community Preservation fund with some success. Our historic buildings are our major artifacts and most unique and value resources. They provide the stage to begin the conversation with potential supporters in the town.We hold both three dimensional and archival artifacts. The archives contain over 10,000 individual photographs, documents and books that tell the story of North Andover better than any town maintained holding, including that of the town clerk. This is a huge potential resource for the public but we need additional funding to extend the hours and to help continue our ongoing digitization.

Affiliations + Memberships

American Association of Museums - Member

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NORTH ANDOVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31

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North Andover Historical Society

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Carol Majahad

BIO

Trained Museum professional with over 25 years of museum and 8 years of business experience combined, Ms. Majahad completed the Cooperstown Graduate Program in History Museum Studies, including a NEH funded internship in 1976. She has worked at the Oregon State Historical Society, the Children's Museum of Indianapolis and taught at the Madison (Connecticut) Historical Society. Ms. Majahad completed her 24th year at the North Andover Historical Society on March 1, 2012.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The North Andover Historical Society is much more than a local historical society in both scope and purpose. The organization serves between 950 and 1000 children per year with a small staff and dedicated volunteers. All programs are developed in conjunction with area educators and go far beyond the typical historic site tour experience. We ask you to join us in bringing the past alive for the next generation."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

President Stanley B. Limpert

Retired

Term: Apr 2015 - Apr 2016

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