Upcoming Events - Special Events - Weddings

Upcoming Events:     

Glen Magna Garden Tours - please see details at our Programs or Glen Magna Farms pages

Speaker Series: The Modern Papacy
Thursday, October 15th, 7pm
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street

Mr. Ed Dooley will present on The Modern Papacy.  

Location: Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St. Danvers.

Historic Properties - 2nd Season to begin Spring 2015
Every 2nd Friday, June through October
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM          1:00 PM film at Tapley Hall: Colonials and the British
$15 at the door for all four properties.
In partnership with Danvers Alarm List, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Preservation Commission, the Society will have the Page House and Tapley Memorial Hall open every 2nd Friday of each month, 10am-3pm. Learn how you can participate behind the scenes to develop this new program by E-mailing to dhs@danvershistory.org 

Rebecca Nurse Homestead and Judge Samuel Holten House will also be open during these hours. Check back often for developments in the program and properties featured. Learn more.

Location: Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St. Danvers.

Check Back Often for Updates

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Special Events

Making History: The Year of The Educator Gala
Reservations a MUST.   Support our Education and Preservation Mission
Thursday, October 8th, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Glen Magna Farms, Ingersoll St., Danvers

Please join the Danvers Historical Society, residents, and surrounding communities in celebrating ‘The Year of the Educator’ at the First Annual Benefit Gala & Red Carpet Event by dining under the stars in the beautiful historic gardens of Glen Magna Farms, enjoying a glass of wine and live music while you stroll the garden paths and arboretum walkways, capturing the essence of New England living in the 19th century as you assist in preserving this cultural landmark.

Guest speakers include:

Beth Bower                                  Wayne Marquis
Beth Bower,                                  
 Wayne Marquis,
Chief of Staff to the President      School Committee Member Essex High Technical School
of Salem State University              Past Danvers Town Manager

Flowers by: Platinum Posies

Hors d’eouvres, wine, champagne, beer and a jazz ensemble begins the evening at 6pm

Fully catered sit-down dinner by Fireside Catering

Fireside CAtering  Event Company  Celebrity Sound&Light music by Celebrity Sound & Light

50/50 Raffle, Silent & Live auctions with guest auctioneer

Hank Morse Hank Morse of WROR  Hank Morse

Business attire. $75 p/p 
Reservations by check or credit card to 
Danvers Historical Society P.O. Box 381 Danvers, MA 01923 or call 978.777.1666

Updates daily on auction items, check our website often!

AUCTION ITEMS currently include:

Live Auction Items
1. Prime Rib Dinner for Eight at Casa Saluto. Includes fine wines; Chef  Norm St. Cyr. founder of  The
    Danvers Butchery.  Value $2000.
2. Giblees Mens Wear "Byron" suit. Value $895
3. 4 hour Event Rental at GMF Week day or evening, weekends excluded. Value $1000
4. Interior Design Services and Furniture
5. Taste of the Towns: Peabody & Danvers' Restautrants, including: Pellana; Burton's; Cheesecake
     Factory; P.F. Chang; Danversport Yacht Club; Daniella's.  Total Value $365
6. Fine Wines Basket. Value $300
7. Watercolors &Wine Night (Paint and Sip) with Artist Cindy Bugden "Arts of Gold" for 8, Tapley
     Memorial Hall, weeknight except Wednesday, all supplies, wines and cheeses. Value $400
8. Hartnetts All Cloth Car Wash and Auto Body; Luxury detailing and wash. Value $400

Silent Auction Items
1. 2 month membership Danvers YMCA Value $130
2. $100 Gift Card McKinnons
3. Lighted model of the Portland Head Lighthouse Hand Crafted by Leon Masse Value $ 200  
4. Salem Witch Museum Children's Stories Gift Basket with family pass Value $130
5. Sera Bridal & Lorraine Roy gift card Value $100
6. Carl Michael Salon gift card Value $200
7. North Shore Music Theatre "Sister Act" 2 tickets Nov. 3 or 4 Value $140
8. Currans Florists Plant Basket and Gift Card Value $125
9. Pamper Basket: EnVogue Hair Salon Manicure; Nicole's Nails and Spa Pedicure; Giogi Salon;
     Elizabeth Grady; Profiles Hair Salon. Total value $210
10. Limo Services round trip transport to Logan Airport or South Station Essex Limo Value $180
11. Private Dance Lessons; Swing, Salsa, Foxtrot or Waltz LMC Productions Value$200
12. Danversport Yacht Club Gift Card Value (2) $50 Gift Cards
13. Comeau Healthcare 1 hour massages (4) Value $240
14. Laura Eisner Program Value $300
15. Scratch ticket Tree
16. Wine table: 30 bottles to date!
17. Dine around the North Shore to various restaurants including Century House, Sam & Joes,
       Outback Steakhouse; Calitri's, The Depot and Soma
18. Unplugged Family Fun:  puzzles, games, snacks. Value $200


Parade of Trees  Come see the Trees & Wreaths and purchase your Raffle Tickets!
Donors (only) set-up: Monday & Tuesday, November 30 & December 1  - Set-up displays between 9am-1pm
          LEARN MORE about how YOU can participate in the festivities!
Tuesday, December 1  - Preview Party free for all donors and one guest ($10 admission for others) 6-8pm
    Enjoy music and refreshments as we honor the creativity and generosity of display donors.
Wednesday, December 2nd, 1pm to 8pm, FREE – Senior Appreciation Day, wear creative sweaters and enjoy music
    & refreshments from 1-3pm welcoming seniors from all over the North Shore.
Thursday, December 3rd, 1 pm to 8pm, FREE - Polar Express Evening
    We would like to extend an invitation to the kids to dress in their favorite PJs and listen to the reading of
    "Polar Express" at 6:30 pm complete with hot chocolate and a gift for each child.
Friday, December 4th, 1pm to 8pm
Saturday, December 5th (1 pm to 5pm) Come see the Trees and purchase your Raffle Tickets
     Warm up during the Annual Downtown Holiday Festival - Winning Tickets will be drawn at 5:15pm after the Tree
      Lighting Ceremony in the Square, winners need not be present.

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The Mansion at Glen Magna Farms, set on an estate of eleven acres, has been described “as near to heaven as one can be in this world.” Located less than one mile from Routes 1 and 95.

Glen Magna Farms is an ideal location for weddings, private parties, corporate meetings, photo shoots and other special events.

The award-winning landscape includes formal gardens massed with colorful perennials, annuals, shrubbery and an arboretum. The Old Fashioned Garden is anchored by a reproduction of the original Gazebo designed by Francis Peabody in 1840. A wisteria-covered pergola transports guests towards the Derby Summer House, a National Historic Landmark, and into the Rose Garden which blooms in early summer with hundreds of heirloom roses. Classical statuary, fountains, sweeping lawns and winding pathways further enhance the exquisitely restored and manicured grounds.

The main rooms of the Colonial Revival Mansion include a foyer, drawing room, parlor, library and a spacious dining room. Changing rooms for bridal parties or for break-out sessions are on the second floor. A covered veranda along the entire south side of the Mansion overlooks the main lawn and gardens. Tenting for larger outdoor functions is available.

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