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Meet the Trustee

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“Be passionate about what you love,” she emphasized. “You won’t get rich, but there are other rewards.” Danvers woman’s love of historical objects drives her career By Community Advocate Staff -March 30, 2020 By Brett Peruzzi, Contributing Writer Danvers – Joan Whitlow’s interest in people and their cultures inspired her…

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Offices Closed – Events Postponed

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Due to the Governor of the Commonwealth’s instruction, our staff and trustees have decided that our offices and gift shop will be closed until further notice. All March events are postponed. Visit our website for updates. We want to protect our staff, trustees, members, volunteers, and visitors. We feel the…

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President’s Letter to the Membership January 29, 2020

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Excerpt:  “Following these presentations, several members approached the podium and spoke passionately about the motion before the Society. I was personally very pleased to see so many of our members eloquently advocating for their respective positions, and I was moved by the shared respect for a civil and participatory process.”…

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Membership Votes to Sell the Gen. Israel Putnam House

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“After years of discussion and evaluation, I am pleased that the Membership of the Danvers Historical Society has come together to do what is best for the Putnam House and for the long-term sustainability of the Society itself,” noted DHS President Thomas M. Page. read the entire Press Release_Membership Votes…

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Three new Trustees

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Three new Trustees were voted onto the Board at the Annual Meeting of the Membership, September 27, 2019: Joan Whitlow, Louis George, and Daniel Bennett Three new Trustees 2019

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Emergency funds may help shore up Derby Summer House

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By Ethan Forman, Satff Writer, Salem News Jul 10, 2016 DANVERS — Danvers Historical Society officials and two North Shore lawmakers met with representatives of Secretary of State William Galvin’s office in Boston this week to find a way to save the once squirrel-infested Derby Summer House. The nonprofit is…

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Derby Summer House gets $50K emergency grant

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By Ethan Forman, Staff Writer, Salem News Aug 23, 2016 DANVERS — The 222-year-old Derby Summer House, damaged by water after squirrels chewed on its timbers last year, will get a new lease on life, thanks to a $50,000 emergency state grant. Secretary of State William Galvin handed over the…

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Tour This Historic Country Garden in Massachusetts

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A family legacy that endures for generations can inspire and inform us in the present, especially when that legacy invites the wider public to enjoy and learn from it. Legacies may involve long-lived industries or political influence. For Ellen Peabody Endicott, born into an affluent Massachusetts family in 1833, her…

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