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PO BOX 1041 Andover, MA 01810

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Serving the Harvard Communities Surrounding Andover and Lowell

Harvard Club of Merrimack Valley, Inc.

PO Box 1041 | Andover, MA | 01810

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Local Charitable Support

The Club supports community charities, including Family Services of Merrimack Valley and others.

CLICK HERE to make a tax-deductible donation to our club to support our charitable, educational and cultural programs.

Educational Support

HCMV's mission includes interviewing local prospective students for Harvard University admission, representing Harvard at college fairs and providing scholarships for local Harvard students.  If you are interested in joining the interview process, please email Dick Soo Hoo  or call him at 978-470-2293.

HCMV's academic support goes well beyond Harvard admissions.  We encourage excellence through recognition of local high school students with the Harvard Prize Book Award.  The Prize is awarded annually to selected Junior year H.S. students within our 16 towns and cities.  Enterprise Bank generously sponsors this effort.

The Club has recently embarked upon an ambitious program  to advise local high school students in their effort to gain admission to selective colleges and universities (Harvard and others). 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​HCMV sponsors a variety of cultural and educational events year 'round, including theater outings, wine-tastings, sports events, nature hikes, museum trips and more.

Through a reciprocity arrangement, members also may attend Harvard Club of the North Shore's (HCNS) events.


Aug 5 (Saturday) 1-4 PM

​(rain date Aug 12)


Current members and their guests are invited to attend a potluck BBQ at Frank and Belva's house in Andover. 

This popular event is free, but please register.

CLICK HERE  for details and registration.

We hope you will Make a Donation to the Club so that we can continue to bring you symposia and events.  We incur expenses in arranging educational and entertaining talks and events. Covid restrictions have limited fund-raising through normal ticket sales for in-person events. ​​


Dec 1/20Homeland Security w/

Juliette Kayyem (Members Only)

Dec 3/20Ig Nobel Night with Marc Abrahams

Dec 10/20Survival of the Friendliest with Prof Brian Hare


Feb 4/21Per-Suasion
with author Robert Cialdini

Feb 25/'21Happiness
with Robert Jon Waldinger, MD

Mar 3/21:  Quantum Computing with Suhare Nur/IBM

Mar 18/21The Voice in our Head, with Prof Ethan Kross

Mar 18/21The Civil War and the Constitution with Prof Michael Klarman

Mar 25/21:  The Hype Machine with Dr. Sinan Aral/MIT

Apr 16/'21:  Virtual Cheese Tasting

Apr 26/21:  Rep. Seth Moulton

Jun 10: The 2021 HCMV Annual Meeting 

Sept 9/21:  The 2021 Ig Nobel Prizes

Nov 3/21Soft, Wearable Robots with Prof Conor Walsh

Nov 16/21The Preparedness Paradox with Prof Juliette Kayyem

Nov 30​/21Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding​ with Prof Daniel Lieberman

CLICK HERE to watch the recording, PASSCODE:  Exercised+1

Jan 27/22Biden at Year Two: A Historical Assessment​ with Prof Ted Widmer

Mar 10/22How Stories Shape History ​with Professor Martin Puchner

Mar 23/22Harvard Music: Past, Present, Future with Professors Thomas F. Kelly & Dean M. Uy

Apr 28/22: Virtual Cheese Tasting
Presented by Mill City Cheesemongers

Aug 13/22: Summer BBQ
Annual outdoor party at Frank and Belva Hopkin's home.

Aug 29/22: Sunset Sailaway
Sunset "Sailaway" aboard the schooner Ardelle along the coast of Gloucester and Cape Ann.

Sept 15/22The 2022 Ig Nobels -

Live Simulcast                      
Stevens Center, N. Andover, MA

Dec 8/22: Holiday Potluck

Dec 15/22:  Webinar

Cooking Science

Feb 9/23: Virtual Chocolate Tasting

Feb 21/23: Congressman Seth Moulton
Live at Hawthorne Hotel, Salem, MA and by Zoom


Harvard Club of Merrimack Valley


HCMV represents 16 cities and towns

The Harvard Club of Merrimack Valley (a merger of the the former Harvard Clubs of Andover and Lowell) welcomes alumni/ae, students, faculty and employees (and their families) from all Harvard-affiliated schools.

The Club represents 16 towns and cities surrounding Andover and Lowell. Organized as a 501 (c) (3) entity, the HCMV hosts cultural and educational events for its members and actively supports the University and the community at large.

Join the Club!

Membership runs calendar year.
​For details regarding membership,


If you are unsure as to whether or not you are a current member, please CLICK HERE

for a current membership list.

Click to email Dennis Vecchi  with membership questions.

Attend a Board Meeting

Interested in getting involved?  Join us at a monthly meeting (usually the fourth Monday of the month). Click to email club President Stuart Peskoe
  for details.

CLICK HERE to see the Board members.