Buttonwoods Museum to Debut Newly Renovated William H. Moody Exhibit

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Haverhill lawyer and businessman William H. Moody is getting his due at Buttonwoods Museum. Starting on Sept. 23, the city museum and historical society will debut its newly renovated, permanent exhibit from the Hon. William H. Moody Collection.

The exhibit highlights the life and career of Moody, who practiced law in Haverhill, served on the city school board and water board and acted as city solicitor in the late 1880s. Moody later served as a district attorney and was a special prosecutor in the 1892 Lizzie Borden axe murder trial. His friend Theodore Roosevelt later appointed Moody Attorney General and as a member of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Moody died on July 2, 1917.

Members of the public are invited to the exhibit’s opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Buttonwoods. Please check the Museum’s website for the exhibit’s regular viewing hours.