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Speaker Series: Every 3rd Thursday each month, 7pm.  
Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA.
Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org
Free Admission. Donations appreciated.
2019 Topics to be scheduled : Danvers Firefighting; The Seasons of Glen Magna Farms; Pre-Colonial Archaeology; Norse Exploration 2; International Cycling Tours.  

May 16th - Skeletons in the Closet: The Memorialization of George Jacobs Sr. and Rebecca Nurse after the 1692 Witch Trials
   Danvers native, Dan Gagnon will present on his research into how victims of the Salem Village Witch-Hunt were memorialized in the centuries following 1692, and will discuss, in particular, the memorialization of witch-hunt victims George Jacobs Sr. and Rebecca Nurse. The presentation is based on his forthcoming article in The New England Journal of History: “Skeletons in the Closet: How the Actions of the Salem Witch Trials Victims’ Families in 1692 Affected Later Memorialization.”
   Gagnon will trace the story of how the Nurse Family and the Danvers community constructed the first memorial to anyone ever executed for witchcraft in the United States, while across town the descendants of Jacobs did not even erect a headstone over his grave. Also discussed will be how Danvers (formerly Salem Village) began to acknowledge its role in the witch-hunt before the City of Salem did, and the many travels of George Jacobs Sr.’s bones after his grave was accidentally opened in the 1950s until he was finally laid to rest in 1992.


Annual Month of May Plant Sale
Opening day is Saturday May 4th
Glen Magna Farms, 29 Ingersoll Street, Danvers
9am-Noon Saturdays
4pm-6pm Wednesdays: Sip, Shop Stroll with Lemonade & Iced Tea
Support our "Come Grow With Us" program students. See the fruits of their education!
This year's initiatives:
1. North American native plants grown by our very own Come Grow With Us  students. Today’s environmental concern calls for gardens to be more sustainable and eco friendly to our local wildlife. Glen Magna Farms is committed to creating beautiful gardens while helping our local wildlife.
2. Field dug perennials from our gardens to yours. Assortment of beautiful perennials flowers.

Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org

Beech Party
Saturday May 11th, 10am - Noon
Glen Magna Farms, 29 Ingersoll Street, Danvers
Celebrate the 130 years since the Weeping Beech (fagus sylvatica pendula) was planted in the shrubbery garden designed by the Honorable Joseph Chamberlain. 
Complete with birthday cake, live music, refreshments, & door prizes!
Free Admission. Donations appreciated.
Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org


Jump iN Jam - Open Mic Night
May 15th, June 19th, July 17th, August 21st, Sept 18th
Every Third Wednesday, 7 - 9pm
Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA.
Free Admission. Donations appreciated.
Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org
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.

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!

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

Membership Matters- Please join us on the 3rd Thursday every other month.
Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA

Thursday, May 16th, 6 pm.  
Agenda: TBA
Hope to see you there!!

Speaker Series:
May 16th, June 20th, July 18th, August 15th, Sept. 19th
Every 3rd Thursday each month, 7pm.  

Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA.
Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org
Free Admission. Donations appreciated.
2019 Topics to be scheduled : Danvers Firefighting; The Seasons of Glen Magna Farms; Pre-Colonial Archaeology; Norse Exploration 2; International Cycling Tours

May 16th - Skeletons in the Closet: The Memorialization of George Jacobs Sr. and Rebecca Nurse after the 1692 Witch Trials
   Danvers native, Dan Gagnon will present on his research into how victims of the Salem Village Witch-Hunt were memorialized in the centuries following 1692, and will discuss, in particular, the memorialization of witch-hunt victims George Jacobs Sr. and Rebecca Nurse. The presentation is based on his forthcoming article in The New England Journal of History: “Skeletons in the Closet: How the Actions of the Salem Witch Trials Victims’ Families in 1692 Affected Later Memorialization.”
   Gagnon will trace the story of how the Nurse Family and the Danvers community constructed the first memorial to anyone ever executed for witchcraft in the United States, while across town the descendants of Jacobs did not even erect a headstone over his grave. Also discussed will be how Danvers (formerly Salem Village) began to acknowledge its role in the witch-hunt before the City of Salem did, and the many travels of George Jacobs Sr.’s bones after his grave was accidentally opened in the 1950s until he was finally laid to rest in 1992.


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 . 


Third Grade Program Orientation Sessions
Friday,  May 17, 10-12 or Wednesday, May. 22, 10-12 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 welcome to bring local history alive for Danvers third graders. 

Attend a training session to learn more about the program and its interactive sessions, which the Society has provided every 3rd Grader for 32 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, we think about them every time we 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.

MoTern Music!
Saturday, May 25th, 3:30pm SHARP!
Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA
Looking for an alternative experience? Check out Motern Media's 3rd Annual Motern Extravaganza here.  ADVANCED TICKETS ONLY, please.
Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org

Jump iN Jam - Open Mic Night
June 19th, July 17th, August 21st, Sept 18th
Every Third Wednesday, 7 - 9pm
Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA.
Free Admission. Donations appreciated.
Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org
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.

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!

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 . 


Speaker Series:
June 20th, July 18th, August 15th, Sept. 19th
Every 3rd Thursday each month, 7pm.  

Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA.
Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org
Free Admission. Donations appreciated.
2019 Topics to be scheduled : Danvers Firefighting; The Seasons of Glen Magna Farms; Pre-Colonial Archaeology; Norse Exploration 2; International Cycling Tours.
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 . 


History, Harmony and Hotdogs
Monday, June 24th, 5PM – 8PM,
Glen Magna Farms, 29 Ingersoll Street, Danvers
Live Music with Decades of Rock. Bring your blanket and lawn chairs. Free Admission. Tickets for Hot Dogs, Water, Soda, Famous Root Beer Floats, and Ice Cream will be sold. Free Admission.
PLEASE: NO PETS, NO COOLERS.

Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org

Jump iN Jam - Open Mic Night
July 17th, August 21st, Sept 18th
Every Third Wednesday, 7 - 9pm
Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA.
Free Admission. Donations appreciated.
Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org
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.

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!

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 . 


Speaker Series:
July 18th, August 15th, Sept. 19th
Every 3rd Thursday each month, 7pm.  

Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA.
Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org
Free Admission. Donations appreciated.
July 18th Speaker: Nathan D. Hamilton, PhD., Associate Professor of Archaeology Univ Southern Maine. Details soon.


An Evening of Music and Comedy
Saturday, July 20th, 7:30 - 9pm
Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA

Danvers native, Matt Farley of Motern Media, has made a name for himself in the music world by releasing 20,000 songs, and performing on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.  This show includes his best songs, and some funny stories from an unusual entertainment career. Each of four shows this season are sure to be unique!
Free Admission.
Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org

Broadway Hits at Glen Magna Farms
Friday, July 26th, 6:30-9PM
Glen Magna Farms, 29 Ingersoll Street, Danvers
Celebrate the Society's 130 year anniversary with an evening of live song from Broadway musicals; desserts and refreshments. Arrive early to stroll the historic gardens.
$35 Advanced tickets only by July 19th at Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or

 


An Evening of Music and Comedy
Saturday, August 10th, 7:30 - 9pm
Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA

Danvers native, Matt Farley of Motern Media, has made a name for himself in the music world by releasing 20,000 songs, and performing on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.  This show includes his best songs, and some funny stories from an unusual entertainment career. Each of four shows this season are sure to be unique!
Free Admission.
Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org

Speaker Series:
August 15th, Sept. 19th
Every 3rd Thursday each month, 7pm.  

Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA.
Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org
Free Admission. Donations appreciated.
2019 Topics to be scheduled : Danvers Firefighting; The Seasons of Glen Magna Farms; Pre-Colonial Archaeology; Norse Exploration 2; International Cycling Tours.  
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 .

Jump iN Jam - Open Mic Night
August 21st, Sept 18th
Every Third Wednesday, 7 - 9pm
Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA.
Free Admission. Donations appreciated.
Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org
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.

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!

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 . 

Jump iN Jam - Open Mic Night
Sept 18th, Oct 16th, Nov 20th
Every Third Wednesday, 7 - 9pm
Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA.
Free Admission. Donations appreciated.
Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org
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.

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!

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 . 


Speaker Series:
Every 3rd Thursday each month, 7pm.  

Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA.
Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org
Free Admission. Donations appreciated.

Sept 19th - Discover Danvers Roundtable - 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 several objects from the Society's collections. Discover Danvers Roundtable is a collaboration of expert and novice researchers inspired by the artifacts in the Tapley Memorial Hall collections to explore past and present belief systems that weave unique stories and share our heritage. 

Funded, in part, with a Discussion Grant from  Mass.Humanities
 Mass Humanities

2019 Topics to be scheduled : Danvers Firefighting; The Seasons of Glen Magna Farms; Pre-Colonial Archaeology; Norse Exploration 2; International Cycling Tours.
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 .

An Evening of Music and Comedy
Saturday, September 21st, 7:30 - 9pm
Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA

Danvers native, Matt Farley of Motern Media, has made a name for himself in the music world by releasing 20,000 songs, and performing on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.  This show includes his best songs, and some funny stories from an unusual entertainment career. Each of four shows this season are sure to be unique!
Free Admission.
Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org

Visit the National Historic Landmark 1794 Derby Summer House
Sunday, September 22nd, 9AM to Noon. 
Glen Magna Farms, 29 Ingersoll Street, Danvers
Half hour guided tours begin on the hour: 9, 10, 11am
A VERY RARE opportunity to walk through this unique garden folly!
Learn the stories of the Derby Summer House, aka: McIntire Tea House, the history of this extraordinary architectural masterpiece, and an update on the current restoration project. Following examples of Samuel McIntire's work, master craftspersons will explain the intricacies of woodwrking similar to those seen on the Derby Summer House and show examples of their work. Please Wear sturdy shoes and bug spray. Bottled water available. Please no pets.
Free Admission. Donations appreciated for continuing restoration work.
Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org


2nd Annual Art Slam

6 - 9PM,
Saturday, September 28th,
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street, Danvers MA
Join us for our second annual art slam! At this event everyone from the community is welcome to display artwork of any kind, share a poem, song, or story on our stage. There will be refreshments and this is a great opportunity for people to scout or present artwork in downtown Danvers Square.  
Get involved: contact Nora Whouley at 978-998-5252 or norakwhouley@gmail.com


Jump iN Jam - Open Mic Night
Sept 18th, Oct 16th, Nov 20th
Every Third Wednesday, 7 - 9pm
Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA.
Free Admission. Donations appreciated.
Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org
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.

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!

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 . 


An Evening of Music and Comedy
Saturday, October 26th, 7:30 - 9pm
Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA

Danvers native, Matt Farley of Motern Media, has made a name for himself in the music world by releasing 20,000 songs, and performing on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.  This show includes his best songs, and some funny stories from an unusual entertainment career. Each of four shows this season are sure to be unique!
Free Admission.
Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org

11th Annual Parade of Trees - begins December 3rd, 2019.
Learn more here.


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Special Events

Beech Party
Saturday May 11th, 10am - Noon
Glen Magna Farms, 29 Ingersoll Street, Danvers
Celebrate the 130 years since the Weeping Beech (fagus sylvatica pendula) was planted in the shrubbery garden designed by the Honorable Joseph Chamberlain. 
Complete with birthday cake, live music, refreshments, & door prizes!
Free Admission. Donations appreciated.
Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org

MoTern Music!
Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA
Saturday, May 25th, 3:30pm SHARP!
Looking for an alternative experience? Check out Motern Music's 3rd Annual Motern Extravaganza here.



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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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