Anne L. Page Celebration

By May 26, 2022 Events, News

Join us at The Page House to honor Anne L. Page Thursday, May 26th, 5:30pm. Parking is available at the corner of Elm and Page Streets, and on Cherry Street. Page Street will be closed to traffic. Reservations encouraged: ALP Celebration

Anne L. Page

Educator, suffragist, and abolitionist Anne L. Page.

We will celebrate Anne’s life (1828-1913) by unveiling a bronze marker, one of only five in Massachusetts, honoring her active role in the votes for women effort in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

This event will include: A brief program of speakers; the unveiling of the Anne L. Page marker; an exhibit related to Anne’s contributions to the greater community inside Tapley Memorial Hall. Masks encouraged.

Anne L. Page was born in 1828 in Danvers, Massachusetts and lived in The Page House until her death in 1913. Page was a founder of the Danvers Women’s Association, a suffragist group headquartered at The Page House throughout her lifetime. Page was also a pioneer in the field of education. She established one of the first kindergarten schools in the United States in her home, as well as The Page Normal School to educate women to become kindergarten teachers.

The suffrage marker project is funded through a grant by the William G. PomeroyFoundation®, sponsored by the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites (NCWHS)’s National Votes for Women Trail (NVWT), and coordinated in Massachusetts by Suffrage100MA.

The Danvers Historical Society annually awards the Anne L. Page Scholarship to a Danvers High School student.

See more about Anne here.