16th Annual Parade of Trees

Date TBA Donate for your chance to win a beautiful display by visiting in-person or on-line here. Rally-Up begins      and will close at 1pm, Sunday     , to ensure all online purchases are accounted for so make your purchases early! The Danvers Historical Society invites you to usher in…

Dynamic Dames of Danvers

Saturday, Sept. 21st  10am to noon. Discover four women of Danvers who accomplished amazing things in their lives. A poet/abolitionist, an author/historian, an educator/ suffragist, and an entrepreneur businesswoman. 1-1/2 mile walking tour to explore the lives of these 4 dynamic women in Danvers history, 1760s through 1960s. Historian Sheila…

Trails & Sails begin!

Details to follow on events from Sept 14th to Sept. 29th.

Rebels At Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

Tuesday, September 17th we welcome author Eric Jay Dolin. A co-sponsored event between the Friends of Danvers Library and Danvers Historical Society. The heroic story of the founding of the U.S. Navy during the Revolution has been told before, yet missing from most maritime histories of America’s first war is…

Rebels At Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

Tuesday, September 17th, 7pm The Society in partnership with The Friends of the Peabody Institute Library of Danvers welcome Eric Jay Dolin, the best-selling selling author of numerous works of American history, maritime history, and the environment, including Black Flags, Blue Waters and Leviathan. His new book, Rebels At Sea:…

Dynamic Dames of Danvers

Tuesday, Sept. 17th  10am to noon. Discover four women of Danvers who accomplished amazing things in their lives. A poet/abolitionist, an author/historian, an educator/ suffragist, and an entrepreneur businesswoman. 1-1/2 mile walking tour to explore the lives of these 4 dynamic women in Danvers history, 1760s through 1960s. Historian Sheila…

Lunch Time History Films

September 16, 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: Sept 16, Revere Beach, We Remember our Experiences there. Come share yours. Oct 14, Ghost Stories of New England-more tales…

Salem Village Witch-Hunt Walking Tour

10am. Book your tickets online.

Daniel A. Gagnon, a life-long Danvers resident, historian, and author, will lead the tour that will give you a greater understanding of what occurred during the 16-month hysteria.

Lunch Time History Films

August 19, 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: Aug 19, The Story of Howard Blackburn of Gloucester who survived an ill-fated fishing expedition off Newfoundland. Sept 16, Revere…

Porch Swing Open Mic

Friday, August 16, 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…

Porch Swing Open Mic

July 19, Friday Music in the Square presents The Porch Swing every 3rd Friday, 11:30am Bring your lunch. Rain or shine: 3rd Friday of each month. Live acoustic open mic on the Page House Porch. Bring your lunch and enjoy your friends making music. We’ll move next door, into air…

Lunch Time History Films

REV 250 July 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: July 8, A History of Pioneer Village in Salem, for years a major historical attraction for those wishing…

Royal Governor Gen. Gage

Details soon

Mrs. Day’s Ideal Baby Shoe Company

Back by popular demand, beginning Monday June 24th for the summer Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 10am to noon at Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street Did you wear Ideal Baby Shoes? Did you know someone who worked for Ideal? Did you live in Danvers before 1998 and remember the big…

Porch Swing Open Mic

June 21, Friday Music in the Square presents The Porch Swing every 3rd Friday, 11:30am Bring your lunch. Rain or shine: 3rd Friday of each month. Live acoustic open mic on the Page House Porch. Bring your lunch and enjoy your friends making music. We’ll move next door, into air…

Summer Beer Garden Music Series Begins

Tuesday, June 18th, sponsored by Winchester Savings Bank. Kick off the 2024 Summer Beer Garden Music Series with an Open Mic Night MC’d by Ron Sarro, ronsarro59@gmail.com, president of Lynnfield Historical Society. Join the fun and bring your talents to the veranda at historic Glen Magna Farms. Reach out to…

Spring Back, Spring Forward – a concert

Sunday, June 16, 2:00pm The Essex Harmony, a local choral group that began in 2006, will be performing their annual Summer concert in the Social Hall of the Maple Street Congregational Church in Danvers.  “Spring Back, Spring Forward” will share song selections from our early roots in the New England…

Lunch Time History Films

June 10, 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: Jun 10, The History and Local Events presented by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. A featured attraction at Topsfield fair…

Swords, Poetry and Dolls: Adventures in MA Archaeology

Tuesday, May 21st, 7pm. Mass Archaeology Society Lecture Series welcomes: Eric Johnson Northeast Gene Winter Chapter of the Massachusetts Archaeology Society presents monthly topics. May 2024 topic HERE Eric Johnson is a recently retired lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has been active in research and teaching in…

Porch Swing Open Mic

Friday, May 17, 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…

Spinning Wheels and Textile Tools 1750 to 1820

Wednesday, May 15th we welcome Florence Feldman-Wood exploring Spinning Wheels and Textile Tools. Using descriptions from the period we will look at the tools and processes involved in creating garments and household textiles from wool and flax. The tools needed to prepare the fibers and then the types of spinning…