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Annual Plant Sale:  Opens Sat. May 5th, 9am to Noon.Lorelie
Glen Magna Farms, 29 Ingersoll Street, Danvers
9am-12noon Mondays through Saturdays  Cash or Check Only Please.
4-6pm Wednesdays: Sip, Shop Stroll with Lemonade & Iced Tea

Limited supply of field dug Loreli Iris from the Chamberlain Garden 
Excellent selection of shade perennials
Drought tolerant perennials
Select Annuals

Herbs: wide selection of culinary & ornamental
Garden ornaments, accessories and garden themed gifts, perfect for all occasions.

New to the plant sale this year: perennials grown in our updated greenhouse. 
These plants were planted and cared for by our "Come Grow With Us" students and volunteers.
These plants are:
Come Grow With Us
- Foam Flower
- Autumn Joy Sedum
- Euphorbia Polychroma
- Chocolate Joe Pye Weed
- Cone Flower
- Swamp Milk Weed
- Pansy containers
- "SEED BOMBS" created by our students!

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

Third Grade Program Orientation Sessions
 10am-Noon and 4-6pm on both Wed., May 30 and Wed., June 6!
Tapley Memorial Hall

Danvers Historical Society is recruiting new volunteers  interested in assisting us this early June. Retired teachers, educators, grandparents, parents and others who enjoy working with children are all welcomed to bring local history alive for Danvers third graders. For those interested, we will offer training opportunities before the programs begin on June 11th.

Attend a training session to learn more about the program and its interactive sessions, which the Society has provided every 3rd Grader for 31 years!

We have a great program, and have accomplished so much with our new activities and the wonderful activity book, "Our Town," we created thanks to the sponsorship of the Danvers Kiwanis Club. Over the past three years, we have sadly lost very dedicated volunteers who contributed so much to the program, and believe me, I think about them every time I look at our activity book or conduct a program. We have been blessed with wonderful educators and retired teachers to create this very successful program to encourage children to learn about their local history. We look forward to meeting potential volunteers to join us.

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.

Thursday Film Series 2018
11AM, 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.


May 17, 11am “Old Burial Sites”
Jun 7, 11am “Down East Maine Stories”
Jun 21, 11am“O’l Time Radio”
Jul 5, 1pm  “Big Band Era”
Jul 19, 1pm  “Local Folklore Tales Part I”

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
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.

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
and 
closely view artifacts from the Society's collections.
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street

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

Annual Business Meeting:

MEMBERS ONLY
TBA at Glen Magna Farms,  RESERVATIONS A MUST
Please RSVP by Thursday, June 14th
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.

TBA:

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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Weddings

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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