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128th Annual Members’ Business Meeting
6:00pm Thursday, October 12th, 2017
Glen Magna Farms, 29 Ingersoll Street
6:00 to 6:30 wine & cheese reception on the veranda, 6:45pm dinner,
7:30 business meeting
$40 per person paid by check not later than October 5th.

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

Trails & Sails

September 23, 2017, 9:00 AM to Noon
Registered National Historic Landmark 1794 Derby Summer House. 
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. Enjoy a VERY RARE CHANCE to walk through this National Historic Landmark!  Donations appreciated.

September 23, 2017, 7:15 PM to 8:15 PM
"Early Salem Area History" 
A 21 minute film by Heritage Films, recounting history from 1630. Filmed mostly in Danvers, once known as Salem Village. Family appropriate. Visit Tapley Memorial Hall, a Neo-Georgian style meeting hall, built by the Danvers Historical Society in 1930 to house its unique collections and host community events. Enjoy discussion
with new and old friends after the film.  Donations appreciated.

Tai Chi @ Tap Ley
Every Tuesday at Tapley Memorial Hall, 10am with member Johanna Hattendorf, LMT
In JULY, we will only have class on the 11th.

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

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

Local History Film Series 2017
Beginning August 22 at 1pm, 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 will be coordinating this new endeavor supporting DHS.

Aug 22:  “History of Danvers State Hospital” which includes a film and discussion.
Sept. 5th: “Fires/Disasters: Great Salem Fire, Molasses Disaster, Coconut Grove Fire
Sept. 19th: “O’l Revere Beach and Pleasure Island Park”
Oct. 17th: “Old Trains History of the North Shore"
Oct 31st: “Ghost Tales of New England”

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 some local and area history.
Location:  Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St, Danvers.

Open Mic Night

Monthly at Tapley Memorial Hall, 7 - 9pm
FREE and open to the public at Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street
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 September 20th, October 18th and November 15th.

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
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 . 

9/21: Arts in America presented by Salem State University Students
Artifacts from the Tapley Hall Archives researched and presented.

10/19: Author and Tour Guide Chris Dowgin
How two men from Salem raced to create the Federal Reserve.* George Peabody (Peabody Institute Library) and Stephen White come from two sides of the Atlantic racing to make a third national bank. A lecture about US banking history, the real murder behind the game Clue, and how men from Salem were behind President Harrison's election and assassination.

11/16: Grenville Dodge, A Danvers Son and the Transcontinental Railroad
Learn more about Grenville and his friendship with Abraham Lincoln.

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

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.
See below for a sampling of the week's schedule, subject to change for 2017.

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


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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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