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Tuesday Local History Film Series 2018
* 1:00 PM, Tapley Memorial Hall: Heritage Films of Danvers will feature bi-monthly One- Hour historical programs unique in their film/discussion style presentation. Dan Tremblay, presenter, is a volunteer member with the Danvers Historical Society and coordinates this series to support the Society.

* 2 PM June 12 Danvers State Hospital
* 2 PM June 19 Archeology and History of Saugus Iron and Balch House,Beverly
July 3  Homesteading History
July 10 History of Rte 66 America’s Hiway
July 17 Dick Tracy, Detective
July 24 O’l Ghost Towns
Aug 7   Hammond Castle Mysteries
Aug 14 UFO’s and Bigfoot Legends
Aug 21 Vaudeville and Ragtime
Aug 28 1940s and 50s Musicals

Free. Weather permitting.
Suggested donation for each program is $5 which will be used to support DHS and it’s building conservation efforts. Please come and support DHS and learn about local and area history.
Location:  Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St, Danvers.

Jump iN Joint - Open Mic Night
3rd Wednesday, Monthly at Tapley Memorial Hall, 7 - 9pm

FREE and open to the public at Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street
Monthly “Acoustic Performers Night". Bring an instrument, tell a story, tell us some jokes, read a poem and have fun. No need to pre-register for this free program.Talent of all types encouraged. Let’s celebrate a new year!

All talents welcome. Arrive at 7pm and we'll fit you in the line-up. Please contact Dan at dh.tremblay@outlook.com or 978-777-2711. We hope to see you there!
Open Mic Night will be held June 20th, July 18th, August 15th, September 19th

Parking on Page St. or in the Community Lot at the corner of Page and Elm Streets.  Reservations appreciated to help with hall set up.  RSVP to 978.777.1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org . 

All Welcome Nora Comedy Variety

History, Harmony & Hot Dogs 

The Historical Society’s annual part in Danvers' Family Festival Week
5pm - 8pm, Tuesday, June 26th
Glen Magna Farms, 29 Ingersoll Street, Danvers
LIVE Music with DECADES of ROCK!
Crafts and a Movie at dusk
Rain date: Monday July 2nd

What could be more Americana than hot dogs, root beer floats, and classic rock rock'n'roll? Enjoy a fun summer evening on the picturesque grounds of historic Glen Magna Farms. Hot dogs, drinks and ice cream will be sold. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and spend time listening to live music on Endicott mansion's veranda. Crafts and a movie at dusk. Don’t miss the fabulous root beer floats!

No coolers or pets, please. A small donation per adult is gratefully appreciated.

Tai Chi @ Tap Ley  Tuesdays 
Every Tues. 10am:"Step by Step" & Tues. 11am: "Intermediate Sword"
at Tapley Memorial Hall, 10am with member Johanna Hattendorf, LMT
There will NOT be classes on May 22nd, June 12th, June 19th
See details at The Spiral Pathway
Never tried Tai Chi? This is for YOU!  Strengthen joints; improve balance, breathing, and concentration; decrease stress. Jo has been interested in issues of body, mind, spirit for over 30 years, and started teaching Tai Chi in 2005 with encouragement, support and laughter. Learn more here.
RSVP to 978.314.4264 or E-mail

Tapley Open House during Oldies Night!
5pm-8pm, Wednesday, June 27th
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street

Stop in to Tapley Memorial Hall while strolling Danvers Square during Family Festival's Oldies Night. Select 3rd Grade History Week and Discover Danvers artifacts, and their research papers, will be on display during our Open House event. Guests will be able to carefully handle and closely view these artifacts from the Society's collections.

Donations gratefully accepted for educational programming.

Summer Show of Tango with the Boston Tango Society
Authentic cultural experience featuring Tango Dancers, Orchestra, Folk singer, Argentinean food, and Garden Tour of Glen Magna Farms in support of Northeast Arc Autism Support Center

Sunday, August 5th, 2018     4pm – 6:30pm     
Glen Magna Farms, 29 Ingersoll Street, Danvers, MA
TICKETS:  $75 each CALL:  978-777-1666 or email dhs@danvershistory.org.

Tango is a partner’s dance that originated in the 1880’s in the Argentine capital city of Buenos Aires. Initially enjoyed by the lower classes soon it became universally accepted and spread to the rest of the world as a new, exciting, and sensual art form.
This show will feature musicians and dancers from the Boston Tango Society. They will perform several versions of the art form, style, and rhythm as they were enjoyed during the tango’s golden age of 1920’s to 1960’s (tango, milonga, waltz, candombe). An Argentine style light fare menu with a wine & beer cash bar will be available as the dancers delight us with their very personal interpretations of the themes behind each piece.

Speaker Series 2018
3rd Thursday of each month
7PM - 9PM, Tapley Memorial Hall

20 to 40 minutes presentation followed by Q&A on various topics ranging from local history, architecture, personal collections, to travel around the world.

June 21: TBA

July 19: Author, Bob Hubbard shares additional research about "Old Put", Gen. Israel Putnam. Israel Putnam (1718–1790) played a key role in both the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. In 1758 he barely escaped from being burned alive by Mohawk warriors. He later commanded a force of 500 men who were shipwrecked off the coast of Cuba. It was he who reportedly gave the command “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes” at the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Robert Ernest Hubbard is a retired professor from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut and an adjunct faculty member in the college’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program. He has long been webmaster of websites on General Israel Putnam and on entertainer Phil Silvers. Mr. Hubbard's recent publication is "Major General Israel Putnam: Hero of the American Revolution"

August 16: TBA
September 20: Discover Danvers, see details below

Free. Weather permitting.
Suggested donation for each program is $5 which will be used to support DHS and it’s building conservation efforts. Please come and support DHS and learn about local and area history.
Location:  Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St, Danvers.

Discover Danvers Rountable  Funded by   MassHumanities
Thursday, September 20, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:30 PMSamplerSSU studentsWalking Stick
Artifacts come to life through the eyes of volunteer 
researchers with audience participation in a moderated
discussion. Participants 
will be able to carefully handle
closely view artifacts from the Society's collections.
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street

contact: (978) 777-1666
Donations gratefully accepted for
educational programming 

SEPTEMBER EVENTS, Details here soon:

History of Danvers State Hospital with author Katherine Anderson, September 21st
Tour the National Historic Landmark Derby Summer House, September 22nd
Story Slam - Art Show at Tapley Memorial Hall, September 28th

Annual Business Meeting:

Please RSVP by
A review of the Society's fiscal year and upcoming goals.
Hats off to all our Volunteers, Staff and Board!   Arrive early to stroll the magnificent gardens!
Details listed here soon.


10th Annual Parade of Trees November 26th - December 2nd

Aberdeen Homecare

9th Annual Parade of Trees    
November 28th through December 2nd, 2017 

LEARN MORE here about how YOU can participate in 2017! 
Become a donor here.

How will you participate? Call the Page House office 978-777-1666Lahey Health
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Please donate a tree or wreath before Thanksgiving, Nov. 23rd.

Complete Schedule below:
All weekFood drive to benefit the Danvers Food Pantry, partnering with Gienapp DEsignGienapp Design 

Please bring something to add!

Tuesday, November 28th, 6-8pm - Preview Party $10 donation general admission.
Daniella'sFood by Daniella's Cafe & Market honoring our event donors
Beverage samples by Newburyport Brewing Company
Please RSVP by Tuesday, Nov 21st. FREE for Tree and Wreath donors
Enjoy music & refreshments honoring the creativity & generosity of display donors.  Free for display donors & one guest. Live piano by Darren Muise.Music Connection
NBPT beer  North Shore Bank   Pete's Garage
Wednesday, November 29th, 1pm to 8pm, FREE – Senior Appreciation Day, wear creative sweaters and enjoy live acoustic music & refreshments from 1-3pm welcoming seniors from all over the North Shore. Dan Tremblay and Lorraine Tempone will perform a variety of Holiday and "Oldies" style acoustic tunes.

Thursday, November 30th, 1 pm to 8pm, Sponsored by  MountainOne Bank  Storie Alive
FREE - Polar Express Evening sponsored by MountainOneBank Children are invited to dress in their 
favorite PJs
and listen to the theatrical reading of "The Polar Express" at 6:30 pm complete with hot chocolate and a gift for each child.  First Ipswich Bank

Friday, December 1st, 1pm to 8pm, FREE - Enjoy the festivites and purchase your chances to WIN!!!
Peoples United Bank  
Salem Five  

Saturday, December 2nd 10am to 5pm, FREE - purchase your Raffle Tickets  
     Warm up during the Annual Downtown Holiday Festival
     MUSIC CONNECTION entertains 1:30 - 3pm  Live music by local musicians!
Jaguar GraphicsMagician ACME Tricks JAY FRASER, ACME Tricks entertains 3:30-4:30.Undersea Divers

Monthly Speaker Series 2018
Third Thursday at Tapley Memorial Hall, 7pm
Parking on Page St. or in the Community Lot at the corner of Page and Elm Streets.  Reservations appreciated to help with hall set up.  RSVP to 978.777.1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org .

Check back soon for the 2018 line-up!

Yoga at Glen Magna Farms
Hannah Inman Yoga & Wellness  brings yoga outdoors in the gardens of this gorgeous, iconic, North Shore property. With the mansion as your backdrop, we will create the most perfect setting for a gentle yoga flow fit for all levels.
Classes will run twice weekly, weather permitting. See Hannah Inman Yoga & Wellness on Facebook for updates.

Board of Trustees' meetings
Fourth Thursday of each month at Tapley Memorial Hall, 5:30pm.  July & August TBD. Please call the office to confirm schedule. P
arking on Page St. or in the Community Lot at the corner of Page and Elm Streets.  Reservations appreciated to help with hall set up.  RSVP to 978.777.1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org . 

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Special Events

Thank you everyone for another successful
September SWINGS !!! 2017
Sponsored by  AtlanticSemi   NorthEast Community Bank


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The Mansion at Glen Magna Farms, set on an estate of eleven acres, has been described “as near to heaven as one can be in this world.” Located less than one mile from Routes 1 and 95.

Glen Magna Farms is an ideal location for weddings, private parties, corporate meetings, photo shoots and other special events.

The award-winning landscape includes formal gardens massed with colorful perennials, annuals, shrubbery and an arboretum. The Old Fashioned Garden is anchored by a reproduction of the original Gazebo designed by Francis Peabody in 1840. A wisteria-covered pergola transports guests towards the Derby Summer House, a National Historic Landmark, and into the Rose Garden which blooms in early summer with hundreds of heirloom roses. Classical statuary, fountains, sweeping lawns and winding pathways further enhance the exquisitely restored and manicured grounds.

The main rooms of the Colonial Revival Mansion include a foyer, drawing room, parlor, library and a spacious dining room. Changing rooms for bridal parties or for break-out sessions are on the second floor. A covered veranda along the entire south side of the Mansion overlooks the main lawn and gardens. Tenting for larger outdoor functions is available.

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