National Historic Marker Day

By April 26, 2024 Events, News

Friday, April 26th beginning at 11am.

Join The Danvers Historical Society at the Jeremiah Page House, 11 Page street, as we participate with other communities across the nation for a day of service and history. Help to beautify your community by giving back and cleaning local historical markers.

After cleaning the Anne L. Page marker, we will travel around town to check on the condition of many more.

Markers play an important role in our communities by helping to educate the public, encourage pride of place and promote tourism. Without regular care, contaminants such as road salt, pollen and dust can cause deterioration. By cleaning markers, we can keep them in good condition so they can be enjoyed now and by future generations.

We will visit some, maybe all of these markers in Danvers:

1 ► Danversport — 1632-1754
2 ► Deacon Nathaniel Ingersoll — 1634 – 1719
3 ► Arnold’s Expedition to Quebec — 1775
4 ► Rebecca Nurse Homestead — 1678
5 ► Salem Village Meeting House — 1672
6 ► Village Parsonage — 1681
7 ► Salem Village Witchcraft Victims’ Memorial —1692
8 ► Samuel Holten House — 1670
9 ► Samuel Parris Archaeological Site —1681-1784
10 ► Israel Hutchinson —battle of Lexington
11 ► The 1681 Salem Village Parsonage —1681
12 ► The 1734 Addition — 1730’s
13 ► The Church in Salem Village — 1630
14 ► The Endecott Pear Tree —1632
15 ► The Plains — 1700
16 ► Village Training Field — 1671

Interested volunteers can meet at 11 Page Street or learn more about this year’s fun and family-friendly celebration on the official National Historic Marker Day webpage.

Need help locating a marker in your area? Go to The Historical Marker Database or their comprehensive map. Keep in mind, volunteers should comply with local safety and parking regulations, as well as seek permission when planning their marker cleaning project.