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National Historic Marker Day

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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…

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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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Trailblazer Scholarship

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Members of the Danvers Historical Society present the Trailblazer Scholarship to a Danvers High School graduate enrolled in a secondary program. The Trailblazer scholarship acknowledges family trailblazers throughout the Town’s history, no matter how recent or from which previous generation in the student’s heritage. Trailblazers take risks and forge a…

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President’s Letter 2024

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Fast forward 134 years to 2023 and how far we’ve come.  The Society is now the successful owner and guardian of eight important historic buildings on nearly 20 acres, including the arboretum and incredible floral displays of Glen Magna.  Our membership has bloomed to almost 300, and our Board of…

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Gingerbread Town

15th Annual Parade of Trees – THANK YOU ALL!

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Thank you to everyone who made this event a success!  SEE the video below. Thank you to our 2023 sponsors: Silver Sponsors: Cummings Community Giving, M&T Bank, Northeast Community Bank Bronze Sponsors: SalemFive Bank, John M. Ross & Son Inc., IRA Toyota Event supporters: Atlantic Semiconductor, The Saluto Family, A.L. Prime…

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Historic sign returns to Berry Tavern

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Owners Joe and Ashley Bono welcomed back a large wooden sign that was crafted in 1898 and hung outside the original Berry Tavern until the site closed in 1930. As of this week, the sign is on display in a glass case for customers to see as they enter the…

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President’s Message

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I wonder what the founders of the Danvers Historical Society in 1889 would think if they could see into the future at the many incredible accomplishments their brainchild has accomplished and the many obstacles we have confronted and overcome to fulfill their vision of preserving the History of Danvers for…

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Land Exchange at Glen Magna Farms

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Land exchange at Glen Magna underway after 40-year delay By Caroline Enos | Staff Writer , September 21, 2023 DANVERS — Two parcels of land at Glen Magna Farms and Endicott Park are finally switching ownership between the town and the Danvers Historical Society — 40 years after the effort…

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Society to ban single-use plastics and styrofoam products

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Wednesday, August 4, 2023 The Danvers Historical Society Board of Trustees passed the ban unanimously: “That the Danvers Historical Society ban the use of single-use plastics and Styrofoam at Historical Society properties, with the understanding of reaching this goal in two years.” The Trustees recognize the long-term environmental damage these…

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Anne L. Page Scholarship

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The Anne L. Page Scholarship was awarded 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. Trustees Karen Wagner and Ted Speliotis presented two scholarships during the event for senior graduates. This scholarship honors…

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