The DHS Collection


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Tapley Memorial Hall, built in 1930, houses the Society’s large and varied local history collections.

The DHS collections are diverse and contain some remarkable artifacts. The DHS also holds an extensive collection of textiles, including a rare early 19th-century corset stay.

Hours and Tours

Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street, is open for special exhibits and can be opened during office hours, Thursday and Friday. Please check our events page for updated exhibits at Tapley Hall.

Tapley Memorial Hall a unique setting for showers, concerts, lectures, cocktail receptions, holiday parties and other special events.

For information about holding your event at Tapley Hall, please click here.

Tapley Hall Exterior, Brick building with green grass

Collections Online

As part of Danvers High School’s Senior Internship program, the Society’s Come Grow With Us program welcomed Apollo Mooney and Alexandra Gagnon to the Page Street Campus to research artifacts in our collections at Tapley Memorial Hall and the Jeremiah Page House. Both programs provide students with a real world, career-oriented experience.

Apollo and Alexandra, having an interest in pursuing history in their future studies, chose a wide range of artifacts. Their narratives and photos will be seen here and on the Society’s Facebook and Instagram feeds. They also exhibited some artifacts at their High School Internship Showcase. We welcome everyone to share their knowledge with us!

Hair Cross
Wooden Boxes of Chaulk
Quilted Firescreen
Noah’s Ark
Cup and saucer from the 1790s
Wood Souvenir from Parris House
Postage Stamps
Sabre and Scabbard