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Tai Chi @ Tap Ley
Every Tuesday at Tapley Memorial Hall, 10am with member Johanna Hattendorf, LMT

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

Call for Teachers’ Assistants
Do you enjoy exploring Danvers history with today's youth? We invite you to attend an orientation session to learn more about the History Week Program, its activities, and consider the opportunity to volunteer and help us introduce local history to Danvers youth.
Thursday, May 25, between 10 a.m. - Noon
Wednesday, May 31, 10 a.m.  - 1 p.m. - set up and review!

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 . 

Monthly Speaker Series 2017
Third Thursday at Tapley Memorial Hall, 7pm

4/20: Interesting Presidential Inaugurations
Learn the little-known stories and curiosities behind the scenes from a time before social media’s deluge.

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 . 

5/18: TBA

6/15: Arts in America presented by Salem State University Students
Details developing

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 . 

Annual Plant Sale    

Lorelie Iris Opens Saturday, May 6th, 9am to Noon 
 Glen Magna Farms, Ingersoll Street

 Herbs, Perennials, and select Annuals          
 9am to Noon Saturdays and 4 to 6pm Wednesdays through May

Thyme & Wine  "Thyme & Wine" 

  Wednesdays only. Lemonade and wine 4-6pm

Limited supply of field dug yellow/purple Bearded Lorelei Iris
from the Chamberlain Garden, aka: Flower Garden.

~ Excellent selection of shade perennials
~ Drought tolerant perennials
~ Herbs: wide selection of culinary & ornamental

History, Harmony & Hot Dogs 2017
The Historical Society’s annual part in Danvers' Family Festival Week: DATE : TBD
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.

September Swings 2017   Friday, September 8, 2017
Details developing

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Special Events

Parade of Trees    2017 Date TBD 
LEARN MORE here about how YOU can participate in 2017! Become a donor here.

2016 Parade of Trees    SPONSORED by Salem Five Cents Savings Bank

                             MountainOne Bank   Lahey Health
  Geinapp Design
LEARN MORE here about how YOU can participate in 2017! Become a donor here.

Complete Schedule below:
All week - Food drive in partnership with Gienapp Design's creative "CANstruction" Display to benefit the Danvers Food Pantry. Please bring something to add!

Tuesday, November 29th, 6-8pm - Preview Party $10 donation general admission.
Daniella'sFood by Daniella's Cafe & Market 
Please RSVP by Tuesday, Nov 22nd
Enjoy music & refreshments honoring the creativity & generosity of display donors. Free for display donors & one guest.

Wednesday, November 30th, 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, December 1st, 1 pm to 8pm, 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. Sponsored by  MountainOne Bank

Friday, December 2nd, 1pm to 8pm, FREE - Enjoy the festivites and purchase your chances to WIN!!!

Saturday, December 3rd 10am to 5pm, Come see the Trees and purchase your Raffle TicketsMusic Connection
     Warm up during the Annual Downtown Holiday Festival
     MUSIC CONNECTION entertains 1:30 - 3pm  Music Connection 
Comeau Health Care Presents Magician ACME Tricks JAY FRASER, ACME Tricks entertains 3:30-4:30.


2016 Display at The Parade of Trees WINNER
A Cape Cod Christmas wreaths - NS Community Action Programs Amy Waldron
Connecting through Music tree - The Music Connection Maureen & Jim Lally
Holiday Dept. 56 ladder - The Hawkins Family Kathy Neivans
Christmas Spirits tree - Mountain One Bank Leanne Robinson
The North Pole – The Finer Image Jeannine Nash
The Beach is our Happy Place tree - Gareri Gang Kristin Serino
Waiting for Christmas cradle - Danvers Historical Society Emily Geist
Fun Together trees – Riverside Squares Karen Smith
Old Books, New Purpose tree – Friends of Danvers Library Annette Janes
Best Grandparents tree – Brookdale Senior Living Karen Adams
Scratch Ticket tree – Mead Web Design Deb Wilson
CANstruction hearth & tree – Gienapp Design Ingrid & Tom Barry
Explore Essex Country tree – The Barry Family Susan Kilroy
Oh SWEET Christmas tree – The Griffin Family Marie Carmody
Holiday Dept. 56 ladder – The Hawkins Family Jamy Whitcomb
Whoville tree – Align Credit Union Anne Casey
Trolls tree – Northern Star Dental Amy Laiosa
Cow Appreciation tree – Chick-Fil-A Sharon Guidara
For Your Daily Trek tree – Kaffmandu Susan Berry
Historic Danvers Images tree – John M. Ross & Son Wayne Comeau
Winter Wonderland tree – Lobel Tree Service Trudy Cullen
Our Town wreath – Historical Society Education Team Linda Coulson
It’s Winter, Get Out & Play!tree  - King-Palm Family Carole Mahoney
Christmas Calories Don’t Count! Tree - Tagg Team Linda Swinnerton
Magic of DCAT tree – Danvers Community Access Television Jean Sanidas
Sweet Holidays cone – Goodies Ice Cream Parlor  Ava Milbury
Italian Cafe tree – Daniella’s Café & Market Michelle Evans
Xs and Os tree – It’s My Heart, NE Sabrina Castle
Nosh By The Fire wreath - Whouley Family Maryann Kowalski
Christmas Past  tree - Danvers Historical Society Karen Ranieri


SalemFive  MountainOne Bank  Lahey HEalth

 Preview Party honoring event donors 
    Enjoy music and refreshments by Daniella's as we honor the creativity and generosity of display donors.
NBPT beer Beer samplings by Newburyport Brew Company. Wine donated by Merchants Liquors. 

     MUSIC CONNECTION entertains   Music Connection
     Magician, JAY FRASER, ACME Tricks Sponsored by ComeauHealthCare


September Swings!  2015 SOLD OUT!

sponsored by EMI Machine Co. Eastern Bank THANK YOU!NorthEast Community Bank

Friday, September 9th, 2016, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM 
Stroll historic garden rooms and enjoy an evening garden party at Glen Magna Farms. Drinks, dinner and dancing featuring Moholland Drive.  Further details will be posted here soon.
$75 per person to benefit the Society's educational mission.
Visa and Mastercard accepted, or please make checks out to the Danvers Historical Society.  THANK YOU!

Event Telephone: 978-777-1666
Location: Glen Magna Farms, Ingersoll Street off from Centre Street, Danvers, MA

Thank you to our September Swings Partners: 

MountainOne Bank Moore GMC Lucas Noble Financial AtlanticSemi

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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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