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2022 Ornament

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Each year, The Danvers Historical Society illustrates a local story with a blown glass ornament. The Newburyport Turnpike was constructed by a private company, costing $500,000, opened February 11, 1805 and was used by stagecoaches and mail carriers. Toll collection ceased in 1847 as parallel railroads attracted more use. Sections…

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Danvers Globe Onion in the Yomiuri News

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The Danvers Historical Society and the Danvers Archival Center attended, virtually, the ceremony unveiling a monument to Dr. William Penn Brooks honored in Sapporo Japan October 4, 2022. YomiuriNews221029 Memorializing the Father of ‘Sapporo Yellow’ -Honoring Prof. Brooks’ Onion Cultivation- . . . It was long unclear where the onions…

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Archival Center dedicated to Richard Trask

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Danvers Archival Center dedicated to Trask for 50th anniversary By Caroline Enos | Staff Writer , Oct 18, 2022 DANVERS — You can’t sum up Town Archivist Richard B. Trask’s contributions to Danvers without pausing to take a breath. But you can easily appreciate the impact he continues to make….

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Found Artistry

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10am to noon, Wednesday 28th. Found Artistry exhibit is aimed at opening a conversation with visitors, either by asking more questions or sharing the knowledge that we have. We may not be able to answer these questions right away but can surely take a moment to appreciate the history that…

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The Buzz – Dahlias

By | Keeping Stories Alive, News

History through a horticultural lens What does a dahlia mean to you? By Matthew Martin The gardens of Glen Magna Farms have officially transitioned to summer. An early June ritual of planting dahlias takes place each year in the Chamberlain Garden. This ritual has always been done with the utmost…

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Anne L. Page Scholarship

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The Anne L. Page Scholarship will be awarded June 9, 2022, during Awards Night at Danvers High School. This scholarship is funded by the Danvers Historical Society members, and administered annually by the Danvers High School. This scholarship honors Anne L. Page, who opened the first kindergarten in Essex County…

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Anne L. Page Celebration

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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 We will celebrate Anne’s life (1828-1913) by unveiling a…

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