Did you know?
Haverhill is now home to one of only 25 officially designated Cultural Districts
in the state of Massachusetts! In April of 2014, after successfully proving that the triangle of Washington Street, Railroad Square, and Essex Street is a compact, walkable area with a high concentration of cultural and creative activities, the Haverhill Riverfront Cultural District was officially recognized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The designation was made possible through the MCC's Cultural Districts initiative which was authorized by an act of the Massachusetts state legislature in 2010, and launched in April 2011. Below you'll find the goals of the new Riverfront Cultural District, as laid out by a team of interested citizens, artists, and representatives from the City of Haverhill and other local volunteer organizations.