Peabody Essex Museum - The mission of the Peabody Essex Museum is to celebrate outstanding artistic and cultural creativity by collecting, stewarding and interpreting objects of art and culture in ways that increase knowledge, enrich the spirit, engage the mind and stimulate the senses.
African American Meeting House. Credit: Context Travel, Flickr., National Trust for Historic Preservation. A National Historic Landmark, built in 1806 for the congregation of the "African Baptist Church," founded a year earlier, this is the first black church in Boston and the oldest existing black church building in the United States. William Lloyd Garrison founded the New England Anti-Slavery Society here in 1832, and many leading abolitionists spoke from its pulpit.