13th Annual Parade of Trees – Don’t Miss It!

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November 30th through December 5th Usher in the holiday season at Tapley Memorial Hall. Walk through our imaginative holiday tree and wreath designs created by area businesses, residents and community groups, each in its own unique theme and style with gifts and decorations. They are on display for one week…

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Learn more about the Parade of Trees

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Join the Elves in Tapley Memorial Hall Thursday October 28th, 10:30am to learn more about how they pull this delightful event together each year. Please bring your creativity, energy, and questions. Our volunteers Elves will welcome more hands to join the fun preparations. We enjoy all feedback and creativity. We…

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Lunchtime History Films: “Haunted Inns of Massachusetts”

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Tuesday, Noon – 1pm Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA. Free Admission. Donations appreciated. Bring your lunch! Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org Face Masks are Optional. A casual discussion and 20-30 minute film. Presented by Heritage Films, Dan Tremblay, member of DHS. Upcoming Films: 10/5…

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Salem Village Witch-Hunt Tour

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Salem is where people visit to learn about the 1692 witchcraft trials, but Danvers, formerly Salem Village, is where it first began on a cold February day. Two young girls began acting out and the local doctor’s diagnosis was that they must be under the Devil’s hand. The witch-hunt was…

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Ghost Stories Film

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The Danvers Historical Society and Heritage Films Theater present  “Ghost Stories of New England”, consisting of ghost footage films, audience ghostly experiences, and an energy dowsing demonstration for all ages, Wednesday Oct 20 at 12 Noon. Donation of $5 at program  door, Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St, Danvers, benefits…

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Explore our collections with Liam and Sheila

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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 from Salem State University. Liam has been exploring and researching artifacts with curatorial volunteer, Sheila Cook-Kayser,…

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Annual Meeting 2021 Report from Myrna Fearer

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Though I couldn’t be in two places one Wednesday evening, I realized that the evening, at Glen Magna was going to be not only special but also emotional. From what I understand, there were lots of kudos from new president David McKenna. (I know his late mother Ellie Ross would have…

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Danvers Historical Society Settles Future of Historic General Israel Putnam House with Putnam Descendant Group Trust

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The Danvers Historical Society Glen Magna has resolved a court dispute with a local group over the disposition of the General Israel Putnam House, the birthplace of the American Revolutionary War commander. Salem Superior Court approved a settlement on Thursday with the General Israel Putnam Homestead Trust (GIPHT), an organization…

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SEEM School Graduation at Glen at Magna Farms

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The Danvers Historical Society, Glen Magna Farms hosted a graduation ceremony for the SEEM School in Wakefield. The SEEM School has a volunteer program at Glen Magna Farms. June 8th was the day of the ceremony and the school loved having their graduation where they learn horticulture skills as well…

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