“DOMESTIC SERVANTS IN NEW ENGLAND.” Monday, March 18, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St. Fans of “Downton Abbey” and local history are invited to learn what life was like for real-life domestic servants in the grand homes of New England. Dr. Jennifer Pustz of Historic New England will present an illustrated talk on various types of domestic servitude in three Historic New England properties. Light refreshments served at 9 a.m. Event is part of the library’s Monday Mornings lecture series. Free. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS, IN THE STABLE, AND ON THE ROAD.” Tuesday, March 19, 7 p.m., Beverly Farms Library, 24 Vine St. Beverly Farms historian Nancy Coffey presents an illustrated lecture about servants on summer estates in Beverly Farms. First of two lectures about estate workers. Attendees are invited to share stories after the lecture. 978-922-2513 or email@example.com.
FRIENDS OF THE FAMILY: GETTING STARTED IN GENEALOGY. Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 p.m., Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St. The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library presents Rhonda McClure, a genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. McClure will discuss ways to learn about family history and resources that are available at the library. Door prizes, raffle and refreshments. Free tickets available at the reference desk. 781-596-8867.
SSU CENTER FOR HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE STUDIES SPEAKER SERIES. Wednesday, March 20, 7 p.m., Salem State University, Ellison Campus Center, MLK Room, Lafayette Street. Krista Hegburg, a program officer in the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will discuss “The Trace of the War Years: Roma, Gypsiology and the ‘Unknown.” firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-542-7505.
WEDNESDAY EVENING LECTURE. Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St. Dow curator Stephanie Gaskins continues this popular and rescheduled Ipswich Neighborhood “Walk” lecture series with a focus on the downtown. She will facilitate a discussion and encourages audience participation by sharing stories, pictures and memorabilia as she “walks” (via a lecture) through the downtown. First Ipswich Bank sponsors the series. Refreshments served. $10 for nonmembers; free to members and audience participants. www.ipswichmuseum.org or 978-356-2811.