Decorative objects brought back from Asia by Beverly merchants; the papers of William Bartlett, George Washington’s naval agent; paintings by artists such as Gilbert Stuart, James Frothingham, Frank Benson, Luke Prince, Frederick Coffay Yohn and more than 500,000 images in various formats, such as prints, negatives, glass negatives, daguerreotypes, and film of people, places and events related to Beverly and the region are among the treasures held by the Beverly Historical Society. The John Cabot House, one of three historic properties owned by the Society, serves as a museum of Beverly history; a resource center for research on a multitude of subjects; the repository of one of the most important history archives in the region, and as a regional visitor center. Our efforts are directed toward making our collections more accessible to everyone, being part of a thriving cultural community, and creating a sustainable future for the organization.