Ayer-Elliot Dedication Plaque
Ayer-Elliot Display Cases
Native American Life Exhibit
Hannah Duston Exhibit
Queen Slipper City Exhibit
Backstory and Context
Ayer-Elliot Hall displays a broad range of artifacts from Haverhill's history, including, but not limited to: firearms, broadsides, tableware, fire safety equipment, dolls, toys, furniture, and other everyday items, primarily from the 18th and 19th centuries. Sitting atop the main display cases are numerous portraits of various prominent former Haverhillites.
There are also several subjects that recieve a more signficant amount of focus in the exhibit space.
- Native American Life: In the Lands of Pentucket - features archaeological artifacts, educational dioramas, and contemporary portraits
- Hannah Duston - features Duston's confession of faith (circa 1725), 17th and 18th century artifacts associated with Duston, and 19th and 20th century artifacts related to her legacy's remembrance
- Queen Slipper City / History of Shoemaking - features examples of shoe components, finished shoes, and shoemaking equipment from both the cottage and factory industrial periods
This exhibit space is open to the public during normal museum hours.