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The Lynn Beach Painters

From the 1880s right into the 1920s, there was a  group of painters who became known collectively as "The Lynn Beach Painters." On exhibit right now, some of their original  works of art.


The Postcards of Lynn

In the decades around 1900, postcards were social media, they were e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr, all wrapped into one. This exhibition provides an extraordinary and nostalgic window into the cultural, social, and architectural history of early twentieth-century Lynn and its vibrant neighborhoods. We invite you to explore this exhibition of vintage postcards depicting some of the city’s famous places and spaces in bygone days. We have postcards available for purchase in our gift shop so you can send your very own!


This exhibit is permanent, located in our first floor galleries.




Industry & Craft: People At Work In Lynn

"Industry & Craft: People At Work In Lynn" explores the different industries of Lynn Massachusetts, and shows that the "Shoe City" has contributed to many revolutionizing inventions and the economy. From early productions such as flax and ice to modern day companies like General Electric, this exhibition displays the artifacts of the Lynn Museum & Historical Society and shares the stories of real people at work in Lynn.


This exhibit is permanent, located in our second floor galleries.

Collecting For: The Artifacts of Lynn

What is a museum? Why do museums collect? "Collecting For: The Artifacts of Lynn" features highlights from the collection of the Lynn Museum & Historical Society, and information on the history and evolution of this institution. Explore concepts regarding museum collecting from the earliest "cabinets of curiosities" to modern day museums. Spotlights include our Victorian furniture and decorative arts collection, Abolitionism and collecting to preserve the history of social movements, and historic preservation.


This exhibit is permanent, located in our second floor galleries.



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"Untold Stories: A History of Black People in  Lynn"

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