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Danvers Historical Society Store

Our store is located in our office at 11 Page Street. We offer local history gifts, books and ornaments.

Our store hours are 9-1, Monday-Friday. Saturday, December 7th, 14th, and 21st, 9am-1pm.

Avoid shipping and handling charges – Come in, take a peek and purchase!

Members of the Danvers Historical Society will receive a 10% discount off all Museum Store purchases unless otherwise specified and exclusive of any shipping and handling charge.

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Glen Magna Farms Notecards
NEW item: Package of 6 note cards with winter scenes of Glen Magna Farms. $15 complete with envelopes.
Local photographer Jeannine Nash, Greatfull Heart Designs, captures winter magic for you to share with friends and family as we look forward to spring. Visit the Page House to see these beautiful photographs! Shipping & Handling additional.

DanversAfghanRedBlue Danvers Afghan
Danvers Afghan.
Classically woven 100% cotton with various Danvers’ motifs in Williamsburg Blue or Cranberry.

Made in U.S.A., reversible design, and machine washable!

$65.00 at the shop. Postage and handling additional $15.

Danvers Afghan

Books & Notecards

Chronicles
Chronicles of Danvers Old Salem Village by Harriet Silvester Tapley. A history of Danvers (Old Salem Village) Massachusetts 1632-1923. 283 pages, hardcover.

$24.99 (includes shipping and handling)

Gardens
UNAVAILABLE Gardens of New England. Photography by Michael Hubley, Editorial by David Epstein. Gardens of Glen Magna Farms is prominently featured on pages 96-103 and also the back jacket cover. 160 pages full color photos, hardcover

$37.99 (includes shipping and handling)

Postcard History
Danvers Postcard History Series by Richard B. Trask, Danvers Town Archivist and Danvers Historical Society Trustee. 128 pages, paperback

$28.99 (includes shipping and handling)


Glen Magna Farms mansion house, cream stock, 12 note cards and envelopes per pack.

$12.99 (includes shipping and handling)

Cards
Samuel McIntire Tea House (Derby Summerhouse), white stock, 12 note cards and envelopes per pack.

$12.99 (includes shipping and handling)

Cards
Jeremiah Page House (home office of the Society), white stock. 12 note cards and envelopes per pack.

$12.99 (includes shipping and handling)

Ornaments & Ceramics

Glen Magna Farms
The Endicott Mansion
Glen Magna Farms is unrivaled as an estate exemplifying historic North Shore summer living. During the War of 1812, Joseph Peabody bought a twenty acres with a dwelling house. The property grew to over three hundred and thirty acres, enduring as the summer retreat for the family for one hundred and forty-four years. The dwelling was expanded in 1893 to the current classic colonial revival style mansion. In 1963, The Danvers Historical Society purchased the central eleven acres of the property and has worked to restore the gardens and grounds to its early 20th century appearance, when it won a Hunnewell Gold Medal from Mass. Horticultural Society.

$17.70 (includes shipping and handling)

Bowling Ball
2018
The ‘Rat Hole’ was the nick-name for a four lane bowling alley that flourished from the 1940s to the mid 60s in the basement of the Fossa Block in Danvers Square. There were also four pool tables. The Fossa Block was built in 1915 on land purchased by James Fossa, an Italian immigrant. The ‘Rat Hole’ was under a store called ‘The Penny Pincher’, which sported a figure 8 track where kids raced their slot cars. It is told that Congressman John F. Kennedy had a quick shave in the ‘Rat Hole’ to prepare for a speaking engagement in the 1940s.

$14.99 (includes shipping and handling)

CrayonOrnament
2017
Standard Crayon Factory

In 1903, Joseph Hoyt moved his chalk factory from Lynn to 61 North Putnam Street in Danvers. He expanded the business to include the manufacture of wax school crayons, crayons for artists, for cotton and wool mills marking, and for the lumber trade, as well as making chalk of all kinds, including carpenter’s chalk. By the 1920s, the company made several thousand crayons each day; one machine rolled, counted, and labeled the crayons. In 1944, Binney & Smith, the makers of Crayola crayons, bought the Standard Crayon Factory. In 1965, Binney & Smith moved the crayon manufacturing business to Pennsylvania. That plant still makes chalk, crayons, and paints, and uses the Crayola label.

$14.99 (includes shipping and handling)

Baby Shoe
2016
Mrs. Day’s Ideal Baby Shoe Co.
The company began in Putnamville on Locust Street in a little shoe shop or “ten footer” around the turn of the twentieth century. The original shop sits adjacent to the Jeremiah Page House. The booming business re-located to the 3 Locust St. factory in 1905. Mrs. Adra Day is credited with making casts of thousands of children’s feet which were used to construct both left and right foot shoe lasts and standard sizes were established . This innovation gave rise to the slogan “The Shoe of the Baby determines the Foot of the Adult.”

$17.99 (includes shipping and handling)

Twi-League
2015
The Danvers Twilight League
The formation of the Danvers Twilight League has been attributed to the persistance of William G. Merrill. Although the 1920 season was considered a failure, he forged ahead. By 1922 the League had four teams, Plains, Port, Tapleyville and Ferncroft. Tapleyville was the first Twilight League Championship Team. The Danvers “Twi-League”, as orginally coneived, is no longer in existence.

$19.99 (includes shipping and handling)

Peach
2014
Robins’ Hill Farm Peach
Robin’s Hill Farm (1930-1963) owned and operated by the Choate family was located on Locust St. and became famous for its white peaches. In 2001, the Town of Danvers purchased a 22-acre southerly piece of the farm, now known as Choate Conservation Area. In 2004, the DPW and Planning Dept. moved the ‘historic white peach orchard’ from the farm to Choate Conservation area property which is dedicated to Miriam E. Cooper who served 25 years on the Conservation Commission.

$14.99 (includes shipping and handling)

Mrs. Day's Potato Chips
2013
Day’s Potato Chips

Shortly after World War I, Ralph E. Day and his wife Edith, urged on by friends, launched a new business of their own in 1921 at their home on 2 Dodge Court, with the name Day’s Potato Chips. Daughter Eleanor Day, beloved Children’s Room Librarian at the Peabody Institute Library, recalled “We had a little gas plate in the kitchen. My mother cooked the chips and my father would walk to Beverly with the chips in little brown bags”. Operations ceased mid 1960’s.

$15.99 (includes shipping and handling)

BatchelderClock
2012
Ezra Batchelder Clock

Danvers cabinetmaker and expressman Ezra Batchelder (1769-1858) began making clocks in 1803 at his shop which was located on the northwest corner of Maple and Hobart Streets. He built his final clock in 1830 and this clock is now owned by the Danvers Archival Center located in the Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St. Danvers. The clock measures 83.5 inches in height, has a second hand which counts off each second and a chime mechanism which strikes on the hour.

$17.99 (includes shipping and handling)

Candycane
2011
Putnam Pantry Candy Cane
Putnam Pantry Candies opened on July 1, 1951.Today the candy canes are carefully made from secret treasured old New England recipes by a member of the original Putnam Pantry Candy family, Galo Putnam Emerson, Jr. Located on the General Israel Putnam Highway (Route 1 North), the public is welcome each year to come and see the candy canes being made . A treat to watch for the whole family.

$15.99 (includes shipping and handling)

Mushroom
2010
The Mushroom
Scientifically cultivated “Snowdrop” mushrooms were a product of the New England Mushroom Company, Clarence H. Newlin, owner. Located at 169 Sylvan Street, Danvers circa 1926 to 1935, the mushrooms were grown for the Boston and Salem markets and local restaurants such as The Century House. Mushrooms were considered to be “the versatile vegetable”, tasty, healthy and economical as there is no waste in a mushroom.

$15.99 (includes shipping and handling)

troop support
2009
Patriotic Remembrance Heart
We are proud to be partnering with Operation Troop Support. For every ornament sold, we will contribute $4.00 to help defray costs of the weekly care packages sent to our troops. We thank you for your support!

$14.99 (includes shipping and handling)

Palins Station
2009
The Danvers Plains Station
built in 1868 is the last of nine passenger stations used during the heyday of rail travel through Danvers. For over a century, nearly every piece of mail, every package, and every traveler entering and leaving Danvers passed through this busy station.

$19.99 (includes shipping and handling)

Great Oak
2008 – Acorn
When the Great Oak Tree had to be taken down in 1994, best estimates place its age to be between 250 and 300 years old. Acorns have long been considered good luck symbols.

$10.99 (includes shipping and handling)

Train
2007
The train.
From 1849 to 1958 Danvers enjoyed train service and reached its peak in 1899 with 21 passenger trains daily to Boston and towns in between. Blown glass.

$17.99 (includes shipping and handling)


2006
Little Red School House
takesyou back to small school buildings with two or more grades per room. Putnamville School was established as early as 1812. Blown glass.

$18.99 (includes shipping and handling)

Teapot
2005
Page House Tea Party

“Upon a house is not within it,” said Sarah Page to her friends and up to the roof they went for tea. Her husband Jeremiah, forbade her to serve tea in the Page House because of English taxes on tea imposed in 1773.

$17.99 (includes shipping and handling)

Putnam Apple
2004
The PUTNAM APPLE

The Putnam Russet Apple was the most popular fruit in Salem Village for one hundred years. Gen. Israel Putnam introduced these fruit trees to Pomfret, Ct. in 1786. Grafts from those trees were transported to Marietta, Ohio by Israel Putnam III, set by Rufus Putnam, and sold to the Lynd family who remain in the apple growing business today.

$13.99 (includes shipping and handling)

Boot
2003 The SHOE –
The shoe industry played a large role in Danvers Industry. Beginning in the 1700’s, farmers in the off season would make shoes for the slaves in their small ten footer factories. From that arose industrial size factories like that of Ideal Baby Shoe, which elevated Danvers’s role in the shoe industry to an international level.

$13.99 (includes shipping and handling)


2002
Danvers Half Long Carrot was developed about 1870 to cope with our rocky Danvers soil. First marketed by the Burpee Seed Company in 1886, it is still recommended today. Blown glass.

$15.99 (includes shipping and handling)


2002
The Endicott Pear

Endicott Pear Tree planted in the early 1630’s by Massachusetts Governor John Endicott still stands as a symbol of our agricultural heritage. Blown glass.

$19.99 (includes shipping and handling)


2001
The Danvers Onion.
In Danvers conditions proved favorable for vegetable crops including the Danvers globe onion. By the 19th century, Danvers earned a reputation as “Oniontown”. Blown glass.
$15.99 (includes shipping and handling)

How to Order

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Complete the order form providing us with the information requested. Mail or bring the completed order form, along with a check or money order, to the Danvers Historical Society as specified on the application.

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Sale Conditions

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY Prices in this catalog are quoted in US dollars. This catalog represents items in stock or on order. Some items may be out of stock when you place your order. We will contact you if an item is unavailable or will be placed on back order. Please visit our web site throughout the year for additions and deletions to this catalog. Prices are subject to change without notice.

MEMBERS’ DISCOUNT Members of the Danvers Historical Society will receive a 10% discount off all Museum Store purchases unless otherwise specified and exclusive of any shipping and handling charge. If you are interested in becoming a member, please refer to the Membership webpage.

DELIVERY TIME Every effort will be made to ship your order within one week from the date received.

RETURNS We will be glad to replace defective items. Returns for other reasons will be subject to a 15% restocking fee.

PERSONAL INFORMATION POLICY – The Danvers Historical Society does not collect personal information from the sale of merchandise in our museum store for any purpose, other than to complete the transaction, and ship the customer’s order. We do not collect personal information to sell, or give to any other entity.