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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 

History of Danvers State Hospital with author Katherine Anderson
Friday, September 21st
7:00 - 9:00 pm
An ENCORE evening with author Katherine Anderson discussing the history of the Mental Health Industry, Asylum Architecture, and the unique stories at Danvers State Hospital.  Katherine  will present a
slide show and a brief history of the hospital and a larger collection of artifacts than at last year's presentation. Attendees are encouraged to share their stories. Current status of the unfinished memorial and cemetery preservation will be discussed, and books will be available for purchase and signing.

Tour the 1794 Derby Summer HouseTour the National Historic Landmark Derby Summer House
September 22, 2018
9:00 AM to Noon. Tours begin at 9am, 10am, and 11am. Grounds close to the public at Noon.
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.

Tuesday Film Series 2018
1:00 PM, Tapley Memorial Hall (with AC): Heritage Films of Danvers will feature bi-monthly One- Hour historical programs unique in their film/discussion style presentation. Come learn about local and area history with presenter Dan Tremblay, a volunteer member with the Danvers Historical Society. This series supports the Society.
Suggested donation for each program is $5 to support DHS and it’s building conservation efforts.

Sep 18  History of Downeast Maine
Sep 25  O’l Time Radio

Tuesday Tai Chi @ Tap Ley   

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

Annual Business Meeting:Thursday September 27th, 7:30pm
Tapley Memorial Hall. 7:00pm Meet & Greet  ~ Members Meeting 7:30
CURRENT MEMBERS ONLY ~ RESERVATIONS A MUST - We are unable to process memberships after regular office hours, (9:00am-1:00pm) Thursday, September 27th.
Please RSVP by September 26th

A review of the Society's fiscal year and upcoming goals.
Hats off to all our Volunteers, Staff and Board!  

Story Slam - Art Show 
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street
September 28th, 4pm- 8pm
Discover Danvers through artifacts of yesterday and talents of today. An open house to celebrate everyone's unique stories and talents. Call the office to be an exhibitor and/or a performer. All talents welcome. We want to hear your stories. All ages welcome. View exhibits of yesterday and today at Tapley Memorial Hall. Contact Nora Whouley norakwhouley@gmail.com, 978-998-5252. Further information here.
FREE admission.
$5 donation is appreciated to support Danvers Historical Society mission of education and preservation. Refreshments for sale.

Lunchtime Tunes with "The Lakeside Boys"

"BYOL"  and enjoy your mid-day with a mix of Pop, Country, and Sing-a-Long songs the 2nd Friday of every month beginning July 13, 11:30am-1:30pm, free and open to the Public. “The Lakeside Boys”, and special guests, versatile musicians and singers who play popular tunes. 

Relax in air conditioned Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street, Danvers Square.  Info 9787772711, Dan Tremblay, Member. Donations accepted to support Danvers Historical Society mission of education and preservation.

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.

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 Oct 17th, Nov 28th*(not 21st - Happy Thanksgiving!), December 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

10th Annual Parade of Trees    
A display of creative faux trees and wreaths donated by area families, community groups, and businesses. Displays are raffled off at the end of the week. Visit Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street, Danvers. LEARN MORE here

Tuesday evening, November 27th, through Sunday, December 2nd, 2018. 
See detailed schedule below.

How will you participate in 2018? Call the Page House office 978-777-1666
Become a donor here.

Please donate a faux tree or wreath before Thanksgiving, Nov. 22nd.

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All weekFood drive to benefit the Danvers Food PantryPlease bring something to add!

Tuesday, November 27th, 6-8pm - Preview Party $15 donation general admission.
Buffet honoring our event donors
Beverage samples by Newburyport Brewing Company
Please RSVP by Tuesday, Nov 20th. 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.
Wednesday, November 28th, 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 29th, 1 pm to 8pm,   
FREE - Polar Express Evening. 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.  

Friday, November 30th, 1pm to 8pm, FREE - Enjoy the festivites and purchase your chances to WIN!!!
Saturday, December 1st 10am to 8pm, FREE - purchase your Raffle Tickets  
     Warm up at Tapley Memorial Hall during the Annual Downtown Holiday Festival
     MUSIC CONNECTION entertains 1:30 - 3pm  Live music by local musicians!

Sunday, December 2nd 10am to 3pm.  Raffle Drawing at 3:15. Take your winnings home!

Raffle winners will be notified Sunday before 5pm Sunday. Winners pick-up between 9am and 1pm, M-F.

Schedule subject to change.

Thank you to the below Sponsors of the 2017 Parade of Trees:


Aberdeen HomecareNBPT beerSalem FiveACME Tricks

  MountainOne BankJaguar GraphicsUndersea DiversGienapp DEsignMusic ConnectionLahey Health

First Ipswich BankPete's GarageStorie AlivePeoples United BankNorth Shore Bank


 Thank you to our Event Sponsors
Summer Show of Tango with the Tango STangoociety of Boston

Thank you to our Event Sponsors for this authentic cultural experience with Tango Dancers, Orchestra, Folk singer, Argentinean food, and Garden Tour of Glen Magna Farms in support of Northeast Arc Autism Support Center.

Thank You to our Event Sponsors:
Noble Financial  Hope & Lisa Team  AnthonyDodge    Lindmark Insurance  

Aberdeen HomeCare  NECB
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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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