National Historic Marker Day

By April 26, 2024 April 29th, 2024 News

Danvers Historical Society members gathered at the Jeremiah Page House for the fourth annual National Historic Marker Day on Friday, April 26. The cleaning project took place April 26th between 11a.m. and 1pm at the Jeremiah Page House, cleaning Anne L. Page’s suffrage marker and continued to The Plains and Porter’s Burial Ground. Volunteers participated with other communities across the nation for a day of service and history.

Launched as a grassroots celebration by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, a philanthropic organization based in Syracuse, N.Y., National Historic Marker Day brings people together to maintain local markers by cleaning them and providing an opportunity to celebrate and preserve history. This fun and family-friendly celebration is held on the last Friday of every April. Individuals, as well as groups of all sizes, are welcome to volunteer, including families and friends, civic organizations, schools and young groups, to name a few. National Historic Marker Day volunteers can anticipate exciting engagement, resources and activities for the fourth annual National Historic Marker Day.

Markers play an important role in our communities by helping to educate the public, encourage pride of place and promote tourism. Without regular care, contaminants such as road salt, pollen and dust can cause deterioration. By cleaning markers, we can keep them in good condition so they can be enjoyed now and by future generations.

More markers in Danvers:

Danversport — 1632-1754
Deacon Nathaniel Ingersoll — 1634 – 1719
Arnold’s Expedition to Quebec — 1775
Rebecca Nurse Homestead — 1678
Salem Village Meeting House — 1672
Village Parsonage — 1681
Salem Village Witchcraft Victims’ Memorial —1692
Samuel Holten House — 1670
Samuel Parris Archaeological Site —1681-1784
Israel Hutchinson —battle of Lexington
The 1681 Salem Village Parsonage —1681
The 1734 Addition — 1730’s
The Church in Salem Village — 1630
The Endecott Pear Tree —1632
Village Training Field — 1671

Need help locating a marker in your area? Go to The Historical Marker Database or their comprehensive map. Keep in mind, volunteers should comply with local safety and parking regulations, as well as seek permission when planning their marker cleaning project.