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Anne L. Page Scholarship

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The Anne L. Page Scholarship is administered annually by the Danvers Historical Society and funded by its members. This scholarship honors Anne L. Page, who opened the first kindergarten in Essex County at the Jeremiah Page House in Danvers Square. Around 1850 she opened a school for very young children…

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Deliverance: The Story of Dill

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Wednesday, February 16th, 7pm. This will be an interactive zoom presentation. Please request the link by emailing dhs@danvershistory.org Our monthly Speaker Series welcomes Sheila Cooke-Kayser Ms. Cooke-Kayser continues her research on the remarkable women of the Page House in Danvers Square. In the 1890s, Anne L. Page wrote an article…

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Was Rebecca’s mother a witch?

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Mary Bingham, a member of the Danvers Historical Society and a volunteer at the Rebecca Nurse Homestead, conducted the necessary research using primary and credible secondary resources to tell the story which sparked this “accusation” against Joanna Towne. The result? A Facebook Live event on January 31st where the attendees will…

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Parade of Trees: The Essex Harmony Trio

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4pm begins an hour of classical Christmas carols arranged in 3-part Harmony, plus some holiday choral music. The Essex Harmony Trio is Maria Scerri-Godzick, Jennifer Revill and Pat Callahan. Tour the imaginative displays while enjoying this live performance.  2021 trees and wreaths are viewable on-line here. Details on each display…

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The Green Box

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Wednesday, November 17th, 7pm. Our monthly Speaker Series welcomes author Jim Kurtz. Jim has written a memoir inspired by a baby slipper originally purchased in Casper, Wyoming, in the winter of 1944 to protect Bob and Peggy Kurtz’s baby son’s feet from the relentless cold, its purpose would assume an…

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Explore our collections with Liam and Sheila

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Thanks to Danvers Community Access Television, we have this presentation on our YouTube channel here. Recorded Wednesday, October 20th, 7pm. Celebrate our 1st live speaker event in Tapley Memorial Hall since March 11, 2020! Liam Jones, MA, presents the work of his internship for a post-graduate Certificate in Public History…

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Annual Meeting 2021 Report from Myrna Fearer

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Though I couldn’t be in two places one Wednesday evening, I realized that the evening, at Glen Magna was going to be not only special but also emotional. From what I understand, there were lots of kudos from new president David McKenna. (I know his late mother Ellie Ross would have…

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