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The Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology

Robert S. Peabody (Phillips Academy Class of 1857) founded our institution in 1901 with three goals in mind: to introduce the students of Phillips Academy to the world of archaeology, to promote archaeological research, and to provide a place for students to gather.

Today’s Peabody Museum employs collaborative learning to actively engage students, teachers, scientists, and Native Americans with the museum’s significant archaeology and anthropology collections, while also encouraging and enlivening cultural discourse on race and gender.

Exhibitions are not our focus, however, we are happy to talk with you about what we do or provide a tour of our collections. For more information visit our blog at peabody.andover.edu or contact us at rspeabody@andover.edu.

Today, the museum continues its primary role as a teaching museum and unparalleled educational resource for Phillips Academy and the community. Museum programs strive to: 

  • Study and preserve the record of Native American cultures as reflected in archaeological, ethnographic and documentary collections.
  • Serve as an educational resource for teaching archaeology as an interdisciplinary science at Phillips Academy, in the greater community and for the interested public.
  • Teach understanding and appreciation of human culture diversity to prepare students, through knowledge and respect, to live in a multicultural, global community.
  • Explore interactions and relationships between the social sciences (human behavior) and the natural sciences (the physical world).
  • Include Native American people as full partners in the preservation and appreciation of their culture.

Where the past and present meet:
A student’s view of the Peabody.


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  • Robert S. Peabody (Phillips Academy Class of 1857) founded our institution in 1901 with three goals in mind: to introduce the students of Phillips Academy to the world of archaeology, to promote archaeological research, and to provide a place for students
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