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Civil War Archives - Danvers Historical Society

Deliverance: The Story of Dill

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Wednesday, February 16th, 7pm. This will be an interactive zoom presentation. Please request the link by emailing dhs@danvershistory.org Our monthly Speaker Series welcomes Sheila Cooke-Kayser Ms. Cooke-Kayser continues her research on the remarkable women of the Page House in Danvers Square. In the 1890s, Anne L. Page wrote an article…

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Was Rebecca’s mother a witch?

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Mary Bingham, a member of the Danvers Historical Society and a volunteer at the Rebecca Nurse Homestead, conducted the necessary research using primary and credible secondary resources to tell the story which sparked this “accusation” against Joanna Towne. The result? A Facebook Live event on January 31st where the attendees will…

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The Green Box

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Wednesday, November 17th, 7pm. Our monthly Speaker Series welcomes author Jim Kurtz. Jim has written a memoir inspired by a baby slipper originally purchased in Casper, Wyoming, in the winter of 1944 to protect Bob and Peggy Kurtz’s baby son’s feet from the relentless cold, its purpose would assume an…

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Explore our collections with Liam and Sheila

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Thanks to Danvers Community Access Television, we have this presentation on our YouTube channel here. Recorded 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…

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Sword of Brig Gen Dodge

Sabre and Scabbard

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This sword was given to the Society in 1908, having previously belonged to Brigadier General F. S. Dodge. The blade itself has bright and dull finishes, and is engraved with an eagle which says “E pluribus Unum” (“out of many, one”)  underneath each of the wings. The design differs from…

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