Tag

local history Archives - Danvers Historical Society

Explorations into the Indigenous History of Danvers

By | Events

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022, 7pm. Our monthly Speaker Series welcomes Mary Ellen Lepionka. A survey the history of Indigenous Peoples in  Danvers from the last Ice Age to the Colonial Period. Mary Ellen Lepionka is an independent scholar researching the indigenous history of Essex County, Massachusetts. Mary Ellen lives on Cape…

Read More

Deliverance: The Story of Dill

By | News

Now on our YouTube channel 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 about a former enslaved person, Dill,  whom she knew personally. Ms. Page’s grandfather,…

Read More

Was Rebecca’s mother a witch?

By | News

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…

Read More

The Green Box

By | News

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…

Read More

Explore our collections with Liam and Sheila

By | News, Video

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…

Read More

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

By | News

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…

Read More

We Ride Upon Sticks

By | News

Meet the Author, Quan Barry. 7pm Acclaimed novelist Quan Barry delivers a tour de female force in this delightful novel. Set in the coastal town of Danvers, Massachusetts, where the accusations began that led to the 1692 witch trials, We Ride Upon Sticks follows the 1989 Danvers High School Falcons…

Read More

2010 Winter, Verses Vol. 10, No. 1

By | Verses Newsletter

In Memoriam – Miriam Emerson Peters and her last living brothers, John and the late Edward, donated the general’s house, with its entire contents, including furniture, clothing, papers and land, to the Danvers Historical Society in 1992. The Olde Berry Tavern – The use of liquor in the early days…

Read More