Close Encounters

               You too can hold
                            Andover's history
                                            ​  in your hands!           

 Close Encounters are small groups of history enthusiasts (like you!) who like to get their hands on history. It’s time to put on some gloves and channel your inner museum curator!

Your Close Encounter will be with documents, photographs, and objects from the History Center collection. You’ll hear stories and examine treasures from the past.

Each Close Encounter will be a new experience! 

Upcoming Close Encounters days and times.
Please click on the day and time of your choice
for online registration.

Thursday, May 23 - 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Tuesday, June 4 - 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Tuesday, June 18 - 7:00-8:00 PM

Close Encounters programs are free but registration is required. Minimum 2 people; Maximum 10 people.

Questions? Call 978-475-2236. 
Email inquiries [email protected]

Would you like a private Close Encounters
program for your group?
Group programs of 8-12 guests can be arranged
by calling 978-475-2236.

Also, if you want to tour all the places we store our 50,000 collection items, please join us ​​
for a Behind the Scenes tour.​​

Behind the Scenes tours take you behind the "closed" and "staff only" signs and into our attics and archives.