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Danvers, 01923
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November 2019

First Americans: a new collection

November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street
Danvers, 01923
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Society Vice President and avocational Archaeologist, Dave McKenna will give a presentation on a collection of more than 500 First American artifacts, donated by the family of a man who spent decades surface collecting from plowed fields in the Four Corners area of West Boxford. The collection represents a time period of several eons of occupation. Artifacts include several sherds of ceramic, steatite, and ground and pecked tools, and a plethora of flaked points and blades including starks, orient fishtails,…

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April 2020

Facebook Live Salem State Artifacts Showing

April 29 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street
Danvers, 01923
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Tune into our Facebook channel at 1:30 on Wednesday April 29 and watch our Discover Danvers Roundtable Live! Artifacts come to life through the eyes of volunteer researchers from Salem State University. Unfortunately, we will not have live audience participation nor a moderated discussion this spring. We will have a tour via Facebook Live and we hope you all watch, especially kids who are not in school right now. We will closely view several objects from the Society’s collections and…

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June 2020

Discover Danvers Virtual Tour

June 17 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street
Danvers, 01923
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On June 17th  we will have a video Presentation on Facebook of Sheila Cooke-Kayser giving us a virtual tour of the Discover Danvers artifacts. June 7th, send us pictures of your favorite objects and we will compare with our artifacts. Visit our website for details on our Third Grade Program. Our video will be put on Facebook either as a live presentation or a recording from YouTube TBA.

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July 2020

Discover Danvers Roundtable with Professor Gretchen Sinnett

July 15 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street
Danvers, 01923
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Facebook LIVE event Tune into our Facebook channel at 2:00 on Wednesday July 15 and watch our Discover Danvers Roundtable Live! Artifacts come to life through the eyes of volunteer researchers from Salem State University. Unfortunately, we will not have live audience participation nor a moderated discussion this spring. We will have a tour via Facebook Live and we hope you all watch, especially kids who are not in school right now. We will closely view several objects from the Society’s collections and hear some…

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September 2020

Lunchtime History Films: Woodstock’69

September 1 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street
Danvers, 01923
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Danvers Historical Society, in association with Heritage Films will present “Woodstock’69, a look back at some news film clips of the music event that captivated America from a Farm in New York State during the Vietnam War Era. Come and re-live and comment on some of the activity and music of the times . Program 45 mins. Tuesday, Noon - 1pm Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA. Free Admission. Donations appreciated. Bring your lunch! RSVP Danvers Historical Society:…

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Speaker Series Facebook LIVE: Towne Family History

September 16 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street
Danvers, 01923
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Salem State Professor Andrew Darien will be discussing via Facebook LIVE the history of the Towne Family. He will have many stories and facts to tell. Andrew Darien is a History Professor at Salem State University. Some of his lessons and class discussions can be found here The video will premiere LIVE  at 2:00 p.m. on September 16th. Speaker Series: Every 3rd Wednesday, 7pm. NOTE: June 17th Video up at 2:00 PM Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street, Danvers MA. Danvers…

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Speaker Series Facebook LIVE: Towne Family History

September 16 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street
Danvers, 01923
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Salem State Professor Andrew Darien will be discussing via Facebook LIVE the history of the Towne Family, whose patriarch, William Towne brought his young family from England to Salem Village, now Danvers, MA. Rebecca Nurse, who was hanged during the 1692 Witch Trials hysteria was William’s daughter.  Professor Darien will have many stories and facts to tell. Andrew Darien is a History Professor at Salem State University. Some of his lessons and class discussions can be found here https://directory.salemstate.edu/profile/andrew.darien. The…

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Lunchtime History Films: O’l Time Trains of Essex County

September 22 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street
Danvers, 01923
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Tuesday, Noon – 1pm Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA. Free Admission. Donations appreciated. Bring your lunch! Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to dhs@danvershistory.org Face Masks are Required. A casual discussion and 20-30 minute film. Presented by Heritage Films, Dan Tremblay, member of DHS.   This film will take place during Trails and Sails. We will learn the history of the Newburyport/Peabody Line.

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Exhibitions

Closing Reception of Homeward Bound: Global Intimacies in Converging Chinatowns

May 30 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany St
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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Pao Arts Center is proud to host Homeward Bound: Global Intimacies in Converging Chinatowns, an exhibition curated by queer Chinese American scholars, organizers, and artists Mei Lum, Diane Wong, and Huiying B. Chan. Join us for refreshments and to celebrate the closing of this exhibition. Homeward Bound centers narratives of home, community, and intergenerational resistance. The exhibition draws from four years of ethnographic research and oral history interviews with the Chinese diaspora that spans nine countries and 13 cities. The…

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Facebook Live Salem State Artifacts Showing

April 29 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page Street
Danvers, 01923
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Tune into our Facebook channel at 1:30 on Wednesday April 29 and watch our Discover Danvers Roundtable Live! Artifacts come to life through the eyes of volunteer researchers from Salem State University. Unfortunately, we will not have live audience participation nor a moderated discussion this spring. We will have a tour via Facebook Live and we hope you all watch, especially kids who are not in school right now. We will closely view several objects from the Society’s collections and…

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Faith in a City: Artist + Curator Talk

January 11 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
Funded by Mass Humanities
The Somerville Museum, One Westwood Road
Somerville, 02143
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Free – $10

Join us at the Somerville Museum for a talk with some of the artists of the "Faith in a City" exhibit and producer/curator Charan Devereaux. Admission is $10, free for Somerville Museum members and members of participating congregations. More about "Faith in a City" "Faith in a City" is a project exploring religion in Somerville. Massachusetts through music, photography, video, interviews and history as a way to better understand our community. The focus is how religion is meaningful to people…

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America Transformed: Mapping the 19th Century Part II

November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 AM - May 10, 2020 @ 12:00 AM EST
Funded by Mass Humanities
Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center At the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Copley Square
Boston, MA 02116-2813 United States
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During the 19th century, the United States expanded dramatically westward. Immigrant settlers rapidly spread across the continent and transformed it, often through violent or deceptive means, from ancestral Native lands and borderlands teeming with diverse communities to landscapes that fueled the rise of industrialized cities. Historical maps, images and related objects tell the story of the sweeping changes made to the physical, cultural, and political landscape. Moving beyond the mythologized American frontier, this map exhibition explores the complexity of factors…

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Faith in a City: Exploring Religion in Somerville, Massachusetts

November 17, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Funded by Mass Humanities
The Somerville Museum, One Westwood Road
Somerville, 02143
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Free – $5

"Faith in a City" is a project exploring religion in Somerville through music, photography, video, interviews and history as a way to better understand our community. The focus is how religion is meaningful to people across the City. The project includes concerts, talks, panel discussions and an exhibit. "Faith in a City" includes some congregations near Somerville where local residents go to worship. Many thanks to Keyzom Bhutti, Boston Japanese Christian Church, Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,…

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Beyond Jazz: A Gathering Place

September 19, 2019 @ 12:00 AM - March 1, 2020 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street
Boston, MA 02108-4620 United States
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$8 – $62

A new exhibit exploring how the African meeting House fortified Boston's 19th-century African American community by providing a space for cultural expression.

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Chinatown PhotoVoice Exhibition

September 12, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - December 7, 2019 @ 5:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02111-1409 United States
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Free

Inside Chinatown features photography by eleven Chinatown community members who used photography to not only share the experiences, challenges, and successes found in their community, but also to author their own history of what it means to work and live in Boston's Chinatown. The exhibition is a culmination of six months of coursework where participants K.C., Qianying Guan, B.K., Barney Ko, Yingyan Liang, Kim Sit, Angela Soo Hoo, Heman Tang, Justine Wang, and Warren Wong learned about the neighborhood's history…

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“F/V Innovation” Exhibit

September 12, 2019 @ 12:00 AM - March 29, 2020 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, 38 Bethel Street
New Bedford, MA 02740-6318 United States
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$3 – $5

"F/V Innovation" is a new exhibit at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center that explores the evolution of vessels and gear and pays tribute to individuals whose innovations propelled the commercial fishing industry into the modern era. The Center is open Thursday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Center is wheelchair accessible with free off-street parking.

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America Transformed: Mapping the 19th Century Part I

May 4, 2019 @ 12:00 AM - November 10, 2019 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center At the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Copley Square
Boston, MA 02116-2813 United States
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Free

During the 19th century, the United States expanded dramatically westward. Immigrant settlers rapidly spread across the continent and transformed it, often through violent or deceptive means, from ancestral Native lands and borderlands teeming with diverse communities to landscapes that fueled the rise of industrialized cities. Historical maps, images and related objects tell the story of the sweeping changes made to the physical, cultural, and political landscape. Moving beyond the mythologized American frontier, this map exhibition explores the complexity of factors…

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