Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Danvers Historical Society Glen Magna

  • Danvers, MA
  • www.danvershistory.org

Mission Statement

Adopted January 1, 1889; Restated and filed with the Massachusetts Secretary of State in 2009  The mission of the Danvers Historical Society is to educate present and future generations of the public about the history and development of that geographical area encompassing the original Salem Village and the Town of Danvers, Massachusetts, by preserving materials and information relating to such history through such activities as allowed to a non profit corporation under Massachusetts law, including, but not limited to, the maintenance of a Museum, the acquisition, maintenance, and preservation of collections of objects, artifacts, documents, and significant Danvers structures and properties, and the conducting of educational and publication programs, lectures and other events.

Main Programs

  1. Danvers Public Schools 3rd Grade History Week
  2. SEEM Collaborative
  3. Monthly Lecture Program
  4. Properties Tours
  5. Salem State University Collaborative
Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

Town of Danvers, Mass., former Salem Village,  as well as Essex County, Massachusetts

ruling year

1927

Principal Officer since 2007

Self-reported

Cathy Gareri

Keywords

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History, Education, Historic Properties, Museum, Arboretum

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Also Known As

Danvers Historical Society

EIN

04-6041458

 Number

3237950504

Physical Address

11 Page Street

Danvers, MA 01923

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The Danvers Historical Society conducts extensive educational programs, film series, musical performances, and other public events to tell the rich stories of the historic assets entrusted to the Society's stewardshithe 1650's Endecott Burial Ground, the 1754 Col. Page House, and the 1814 Glen Magna Farms (originally the 1600's Ingersoll Farm) with the 1792 National Historic Landmark Derby Summer House (McIntire Tea House).  All properties are either on or eligible to be on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1930 the Society built its Museum, Tapley Memorial Hall, now containing over 14,000 cataloged artifacts.  The Society maintains a collection of over 100,000 documents, photographs and other materials kept on permanent deposit at the town-supervised Danvers Archival Center. The Society welcomes over 10,000 annual world-wide visitors to events and seasonal staff guided tours at Glen Magna Farms, its Endicott Mansion and the surrounding 11 acres of historic gardens.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Danvers Public Schools 3rd Grade History Week

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Education

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Children Only (5 - 14 years)

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Program 2

SEEM Collaborative

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Program 3

Monthly Lecture Program

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Program 4

Properties Tours

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Salem State University Collaborative

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Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

Town of Danvers, Mass., former Salem Village,  as well as Essex County, Massachusetts

Funding Needs

The Society has three levels of funding needs now that the Great Recession is ending.  First, to increase revenues to cover the cost of hiring a full time curator.  The position was temporarily eliminated during the Recession.  Second, funding of major maintenance to the properties (e.g., replacement of the Endicott mansion veranda floor).  Third, funding of major capital investments (e.g., reconstruction of the Italian Rose Garden walls and fountains, replanting/rejuvenation of the Arboretum - both of which are over 1 100 years old and reaching the end of their integrity).

Accreditations

National Register of Historic Places - Listed Property

Affiliations + Memberships

American Association of Museums - Member

American Association for State and Local History

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DANVERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Operations

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Danvers Historical Society Glen Magna

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Cathy Gareri

BIO

:

Operations Manager, Danvers Historical Society

Buildings and Grounds Restoration Manager, Danvers Historical Society

CEO, CFO, Cathy's Flowers, Danvers

Auditor, Bursaw Oil Corporation

CEO, Cullen Fuel, Inc.

Real Estate Broker

Teacher Aide, Danvers Public Schools

 

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St. Francis College

Salem State University

North Shore Community College 

 

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SEEM (Special Education Educators Mutual) Collaborative, Business Advisory Committee

National Garden Club, Accredited Life Flower Show Judge

Danvers Garden Club, past President

Garden Club Federation of MA, past State Junior Garden Club Chair

Northern District Flower Show, Advisor to Topsfield Fair

Topsfield Fair Flower Show, past Chairman

 

:

Danvers Historical Society

Beverly Historical Society

Garden Club Federation of MA

National Garden Clubs

MA Judge's Council

MA Audubon

MA Horticultural Society

Essex County Horticultural Organization

Danvers Garden Club

Friendly Garden Club of Beverly

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Thomas M. Page

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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