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ne of the only 13 surviving original copies of the Declaration of Independence is in the Beverly Historical Society & Museum, housed in Cabot House, itself built in 1781 by local privateer Captain John Cabot. Also here is the signet ring of Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale (“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country”) and Essex County Constable Andrew Elliott’s staff of office used during the Salem witchcraft trials. The many portraits of ship’s captain include several by Gilbert Stuart, and there is also an extensive collection of materials relating to President William Howard Taft, who had his summer White House here.
Models of ships, cars, trains and planes are among the 200,000 artifacts and photographs related to New England transportation in the Walker Transportation Collection, also at the Cabot House, which has particularly strong holdings of 19th-century railroad equipment and Ford auto models.
Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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