Lunch Time History Films

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May 13, Monday Lunchtime History Films, bring your lunch! A casual discussion and 20-30 minute film. Presented by Heritage Films, Dan Tremblay, volunteer and member of DHS. 2024 Film Topics: May 13, Local Folklore Tales and their significance to our heritage in Essex County. Jun 10, The History and Local…

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Annual Plant Sale

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Our Plant Sale will take place for only two days! Saturday and Sunday, May 11th and 12th, from 9am to 1pm in the Glen Magna Farms parking lot 29 Ingersoll St Danvers MA. Dear Plant Sale Patrons and New Guests, This year’s annual Plant Sale will be for two days…

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National Historic Marker Day

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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…

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Porch Swing Open Mic

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Friday, April 19, 11:30am Friday Music in the Square presents The Porch Swing Live acoustic open mic on the Page House Porch. Bring your lunch and enjoy your friends making music. Bring your lunch. Rain or shine. We’ll move next door, into air conditioned Tapley Memorial Hall, if it is…

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Mass. Archaeology Speaker Series

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Tuesday, April 16th, 7pm. Mass Archaeology Society Lecture Series welcomes: David McKenna David McKenna, President of the Danvers Historical Society will share his knowledge of Indigenous stone tools in the area. Northeast Gene Winter Chapter of the Massachusetts Archaeology Society presents monthly topics. This presentation will encompass the many locations around…

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Lunch Time History Films

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REV250 April 8, Monday Lunchtime History Films, bring your lunch! A casual discussion and 20-30 minute film. Presented by Heritage Films, Dan Tremblay, volunteer and member of DHS. 2024 Film Topics: Apr 8, History of Local Rev. War Militias focusing on Danvers Alarm List Co.     May 13, Local…

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The Success of Adra Day’s Ideal Baby Shoe Company

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A new exhibit, February 19-23, 2024, hosted by Danvers Historical Society volunteers Sheila Cooke-Kayser and Joyce Cranford will explore the legacy of Danvers businesswoman Adra Day and the Ideal Baby Shoe Co., her business empire that supplied millions of babies around the world with the shoes they would take their…

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Anne L. Page Scholarship

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The Anne L. Page Scholarship is administered annually by the Danvers Historical Society and funded by its members. 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 very young children…

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Trailblazer Scholarship

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Members of the Danvers Historical Society present the Trailblazer Scholarship to a Danvers High School graduate enrolled in a secondary program. The Trailblazer scholarship acknowledges family trailblazers throughout the Town’s history, no matter how recent or from which previous generation in the student’s heritage. Trailblazers take risks and forge a…

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President’s Letter 2024

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Fast forward 134 years to 2023 and how far we’ve come.  The Society is now the successful owner and guardian of eight important historic buildings on nearly 20 acres, including the arboretum and incredible floral displays of Glen Magna.  Our membership has bloomed to almost 300, and our Board of…

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