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Be A Time Traveler
September 16, 2016, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Open House

Celebrate The Year of The Educator with the Danvers Historical Society. Become a “Time Traveler” to explore how Danvers children played, created, and learned over the past 200 years! Play colonial games, compare your modern objects to historical artifacts, and examine old maps and photographs to identify neighborhoods in Danvers. View exhibits at Tapley Memorial Hall and learn about Anne Lemist Page who opened the 1st Danvers Kindergarten. 

Also, an expanded pre-colonial Native American artifacts' exhibit is on display. Expert guides will be available for discussion.

                    Fun for Kids & Families  -  Self Guided   -   Wheelchair Accommodating
Event Telephone: 978-777-1666
Location: Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street, Danvers, MA

Tour the Derby Summer House, a National Historic Landmark
September 17, 2016, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Half hour guided tours begin on the hour: 9, 10, 11am

Learn about the Registered National Historic Landmark 1794 Derby Summer House. Enjoy the stories of the Derby Summer House, aka: McIntire Tea House, the history of this extraordinary architectural masterpiece, and an update on the current restoration project. Following examples of Samuel McIntire's work, master craftsman Mark Pattison will explain the intricacies of carving urns similar to those seen on the Derby Summer House and show examples of his work. Craftsman, Sean Reagan of North Bennet Street School, will also be demonstrating simple joinery using traditional hand tools. Examples of furniture and timber frames will be on display.

A VERY RARE CHANCE to walk through this National Historic Landmark!

         Wear sturdy shoes and bug spray    -   Bottled water available    -   Please no pets.
Event Telephone: 978-777-1666
Location: Glen Magna Farms, Ingersoll Street off from Centre Street, Danvers, MA

September Swings!  SOLD OUT!

sponsored by EMI Machine Co. Eastern Bank NorthEast Community Bank

Friday, September 9th, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Silent auction & raffle items updated daily here!
Stroll historic garden rooms and enjoy an evening garden party at Glen Magna Farms. Drinks, dinner and dancing featuring Moholland Drive.  Further details will be posted here soon.
$75 per person to benefit the Society's educational mission.
Visa and Mastercard accepted, or please make checks out to the Danvers Historical Society.  THANK YOU!
You may also pay on-line through PayPal on our homepage. Please note 'SWINGS' in your transaction.

Event Telephone: 978-777-1666
Location: Glen Magna Farms, Ingersoll Street off from Centre Street, Danvers, MA

September Swings Partners: 

MountainOne Bank Moore GMC Lucas Noble Financial AtlanticSemi

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Special Events

Parade of Trees     LEARN MORE about how YOU can participate in the festivities!

New Year Celebration – The Curda & Bean Families

Kathy West

New England Sports – British Beer Company

Richard Heerde

Old World Industry – The Hawkins Family & Danvers Historical Society

Tina Fitzgerald

Woodlands Wreath – Brentwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center

Joe Smith

Rock Around the Christmas Tree – Goodies Ice Cream Parlor

Sheila Cooke

The Trio of Trees – Friends of The Danvers Library

Savanah Gibbs

Ninja – United Martial Arts Center for Health & Well Being

William Maroney

Extraordinary Gentleman – Coulson Family in loving memory of Ed

Annamary Geist

Accessories for the Fashionista – Northeast Community Bank

Shea Cownig

Doll Crib – Danvers Historical Society

Mary Saratora

Gingy Teatreeskirt – Danvers Community Access Television

Kathy Hurley

Scratch Ticket Tree – The Finer Image

Bill Palm

Sleepy Hollow – The Hawkins Family & Danvers Historical Society

Wayne Tinkham

Nutcracker – The Cidzik Family & Danvers Historical Society

Kathryn Piffat

Family Night with Puzzles and Games – Ravensburger USA, Inc.

Joe Collins

Sweet Treats Tree – Twin Oaks Center

Tom Carmody

Health, Fun & Friendship – Riverside Square Dance Club

Anna Bertini

Spirit of Snow – Align Credit Union

Barry Kaplan

Tooth Fairy Tree – Northern Star Dental

Sam Neistorowich

Craft Inspiration – Danvers Historical Society's Education Team

Donna Allen

Nautical Blue Christmas – Heather King

Priscilla Curda

Star Wars – The Lally Family

Hunter Farrar

Scratch Ticket Tree – Mead Web Design

Joe Piffat

Circle of Joy – Kaffmandu

Sue Ellen Rogal

Heart-Healthy Body & Mind – It’s My Heart, New England

Brenda McKenney

Scratch Ticket Wreath – Danvers Historical Society

Katherine Mikshenas

Vintage Tree – Danvers Historical Society

Kara Shallow


SalemFive   NorthEastCommBank  Align Credit Union

 Preview Party honoring event donors 
    Enjoy music and refreshments by Daniella's as we honor the creativity and generosity of display donors.
BritishBeer Beer samplings by British Beer Company. Wine donated by Merchants Liquors. 

Senior Appreciation Day, wear creative sweaters and enjoy music
    & refreshments from 1-3pm welcoming seniors from all over the North Shore.
Polar Express Evening sponsored by MountainOneBank
   We would like to extend an invitation to the kids to dress in their favorite PJs and listen to the reading of
     "The Polar Express"  complete with hot chocolate and a gift for each child.

FREE - Enjoy the festivites and purchase yur chances to WIN!!!

Come see the Trees and purchase your Raffle Tickets
     Warm up during the Annual Downtown Holiday Festival
     MUSIC CONNECTION entertains   Music Connection
     Magician, JAY FRASER, ACME Tricks Sponsored by ComeauHealthCare

*** Winning Tickets  drawn 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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