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Danvers, MA United States
978-777-1666 https://www.danvershistory.org/
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July 2020

Discover Danvers Roundtable with Professor Gretchen Sinnett

July 15, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St.
Danvers, MA United States
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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, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St.
Danvers, MA United States
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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, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St.
Danvers, MA United States
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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, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St.
Danvers, MA United States
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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, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St.
Danvers, MA United States
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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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March 2021

Virtual Speaker Series: “Cold War Danvers” with Dan Gagnon

March 17, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St.
Danvers, MA United States
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Watch our Facebook Premiere on Wednesday March 17 at 2:00. Visit our Facebook Channel or our YouTube Channel. Dan Gagnon, local historian and school teacher, will discuss and combine two of his Danvers Herald articles in one discussion. His topic will be “Cold War Danvers.” Dan Gagnon has been part of our Speaker Series since 2018 and he continues to teach history to his community as well as his classroom. We are very fortunate to have Dan as one of our speakers and we…

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April 2021

Marching to Menotomy with Private Eleazer Goodale

April 21, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St.
Danvers, MA United States
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Dave McKenna, otherwise known as Ensign Eleazer Goodale, will be demonstrating how the militia prepared for battle on the training field. We will learn about the attire, the timing of the volley, the form of how they marched, and we will learn about some of the names on the memorial stones. This video will be available on our Facebook Channel and our YouTube Channel.

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May 2021

Genealogy Panel Discussion

May 1, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St.
Danvers, MA United States
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Join the Danvers Historical Society in participating with Salem Ancestry Days 2021. We will have a casual Q&A discussion at Tapley Memorial Hall and via ZOOM. Please bring your questions and learn tips from our panelists. This event will take place in Tapley Memorial Hall from 3-5, Saturday, May 1st. Covid Restrictions: Please email DHS@danvershistory.org to reserve in-person seating. Space to sit inside is limited capacity so please inform us if you wish to sit inside Tapley. Face masks are required.…

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Virtual Speaker Series: Ms. Pear Visits Glen Magna Farms

May 19, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St.
Danvers, MA United States
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As  part of our 3rd Grade History Week program, Matt Martin, our Restoration and Grounds Manager will give us a tour of the gardens at Glen Magna Farms with special guest from the program, Ms. Endicott Pear. We will learn not only where the plants and flowers are located, but we will learn the historical significance of the plants and flowers. You might also learn about certain areas of Glen Magna Farms you’ve never seen before! This will be our May…

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December 2021

A Salem Witch: The Trial, Execution and Exoneration of Rebecca Nurse

December 15, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St.
Danvers, MA United States
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Free

Meet the Author, Dan Gagnon.   "Dan has written a highly readable and first scholarly biography of Rebecca Nurse . . . Meticulously researched, Gagnon’s account traces Nurse and her family through their New World settlement; the dramatic events of her accusation, trial, and final execution; and her legacy. Gagnon makes the complex history of the Salem witch trials more easily understood, while at the same time giving us a very good read."     – Richard Trask, author of The Devil Hath…

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May 2022

Exploration: The Stanfield Chronicles

May 18 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St.
Danvers, MA United States
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Meet author David Tory, exploring the adventures of Isaac Stanfield, who leaves Dorchester to become a sailor on a merchantman, The Sweet Rose. Through resilience, initiative and luck, Isaac finds himself a participant and observer in the explorations that preceded the arrival of the Mayflower in New England in 1620. Isaac’s thirst for adventure is tempered by the love and support of friends while his youthful exuberance and charm attract many important people to engage him in their endeavors. This story…

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June 2022

Women’s Suffrage Movement

June 15 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St.
Danvers, MA United States
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Fredie Kay, founder of Suffrage100MA, will discuss the origins and 72+ year history of the Women’s Suffrage movement in the United States, telling the stories of the suffragists – both white and of color –  who waged the battle to achieve women’s suffrage. Ms. Kay will discuss the long and dramatic struggle for the 19th Amendment, as well as the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and other laws that were needed to remove barriers to voting for African Americans, Native…

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Exhibitions

Somerville Museum: Postcard Show & Sale

December 18, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Somerville Museum, 1 Westwood Road
Somerville, 02143
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Stock up on holiday gifts! Postcards for everyone! Thousands of cards! 4 top dealers! Are you a postcard collector looking for holiday gifts? Interested in local history? Come see! Browse vintage and historic postcards offered by 4 top dealers! Hundreds of categories with special attention to local towns and sites! Reserve your spot today or purchase tickets at the door. Penny Chronicles and the Stories They Tell is an exhibition about the history of Somerville through the vintage postcard. “Postcard Show…

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#PrideExtended

July 9, 2021 @ 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

From Stonewall Inn in 1969 to the Trans Resistance March in Boston on June 12, 2021, Black trans women and non-binary people have led the vanguard on the path toward a true freedom- one that is intersectional and layered. But the Pride Movement has whitewashed both history and the present. #PrideExtended, an initiative founded by Mercedes Loving-Manley, is a benefit festival and mutual aid initiative highlighting Black trans and non-binary talent with live performances and film screenings. It honors Black…

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At The Waves’ Edges: A Cross-Generational Dialogue on Black Feminism: Part 1 and Part 2

June 26, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Free

This two-part program will be live streamed on June 12 and June 26, at 3pm through our Youtube Channel! Featuring Demita Frazier, Co-Founder of the Combahee River Collective “The fecundity and power of oceanic and fresh water meeting in the brackish wetlands of sweet grasses, that is us as Black women coming together.” -Demita Frazier (2021) At the confluence of the Combahee, history was made. Yet long since forming the name-sake radical socialist Black Feminist Combahee River Collective in Boston…

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At The Waves’ Edges, a Cross-Generational Dialogue on Black Feminism: Part 1

June 12, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

“The fecundity and power of oceanic and fresh water meeting in the brackish wetlands of sweet grasses, that is us as Black women coming together.”  -Demita Frazier (2021)   At the confluence of the Combahee, history was made. Yet long since forming the name-sake radical socialist Black Feminist Combahee River Collective in Boston in 1974 and co-publishing the landmark statement in 1977, Collective Co-Founder Demita Frazier remains eyes forward. And basic justice remains elusive. And capitalism’s chokehold tightens. And academic…

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Virtual Curator Talk: Art, Culture, and Adaptation with Elizabeth James Perry

October 15, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Zoom presentation/New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill Rd.
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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Join Aquinnah Wampanoag, whaling descendant, and marine scientist Elizabeth James Perry as she discusses her exhibition and how it connects to her family history, Wampanoag culture, and 400-years of environmental change and adaptation. In this hour-long interactive discussion, Elizabeth, along with the Museum’s Curator of Social History Dr. Akeia de Barros Gomes and other panelists, will share the importance of future generations taking an active role in exploring history, community connections, and awareness of and capacity for cultural adaptation to…

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