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Results of Ellie’s Challenge Matching Fund Drive

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Danvers Historical Society Announces Successful Results of Ellie’s Challenge Matching Fund Drive Danvers, MA— The Danvers Historical Society announced the results of a three-month fundraising campaign for capital projects through Ellie’s Challenge. At a reception for donors today, Society President David McKenna announced that just over $47,500 in new donations were…

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Rep. Kerans cheering on Ellie’s Challenge!

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Noting the importance of  this matching opportunity, McKenna said, “There is still time to contribute to Ellie’s Challenge. These aren’t just old buildings. They are the biggest part of our collection, and their upkeep needs financial support. We are looking to our members, friends, and business partners to donate and…

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Anne L. Page Scholarship

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The Anne L. Page 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 at the Jeremiah Page House in Danvers Square. Around 1850 she opened a school for…

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Deliverance: The Story of Dill

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Now on our YouTube channel 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 about a former enslaved person, Dill,  whom she knew personally. Ms. Page’s grandfather,…

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Collecting Signatures for CPA

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The Trustees of the Society voted to support what is likely the most important historic preservation effort that the Town of Danvers has undertaken in the past century. By accepting the Community Preservation Act , the Town of Danvers would create a grant program to fund historic preservation, open space…

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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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