Colonial dating in 1776
A member and President of the Continental Congress, he helped frame the Articles of Confederation and was a member of the early U. Also located here is the Brehaut Witchcraft Collection, the largest collection of imprints relating to the 1692 Salem Village Witchcraft. The headquarters of the Danvers Historical Society, the hall houses numerous objects relating to the history of Salem Village and Danvers. Hutchinson-Kimball House (ca 1700), 84 Forest Street. The Victorian Gothic Kirkbride complex on the crest of the hill was built between 1874-1877 under the direction of architect Nathaniel Bradlee. On this site was erected a fortified house to keep watch for possible Indian attack. The superb stone of Elizabeth Parris with a poetic epitaph by Samuel Parris is also here with other ancient stones. The birthplace of the Loyalist lawyer, James Putnam, this house was later the part-time residence of Timothy Pickering, Secretary of State under Washington. An early settler to the area lived in this house, which exhibits a rare plaster coving below the front roof. This cement clad house with its octagon shape was a mid-19th century American inspired architectural design. This plaque commemorates the encampment of General Arnold's forces in Danvers while on their way to capture Quebec.Open Monday - p.m.; Wednesday & Thursday a.m.- p.m. The Society pursues an active program of interpretation and preservation and has various ongoing exhibits throughout the year. In 1700 the village church was erected here, as were subsequent churches, and here Ann Putnam, chief witch accuser, made a plea for forgiveness. Thomas Haines, innkeeper, lived here during the witchcraft outbreak and gave testimony which helped send Elizabeth How of Topsfield to the gallows. Attached to the right of the house is a structure called a Beverly Projection. During the King Philip War Holten was wounded at the Narragansett fight. Many Danversites took part in this valiant but vain expedition. This house was owned by shoe manufacturer and prominent abolitionist Alfred Fellows.Robert Morris was born on January 31, 1734 in Liverpool, England, the son of Robert Morris, Sr. Robert’s mother died when he was two and he was brought up by his maternal grandmother.His father, Robert Morris, Sr., was born at Liverpool in 1700 and was an ironworker.Though a number of Danvers' structures have been lost to fire and "progress," much of the town's period architecture still survives, and its written records have been preserved, making Danvers an important and accessible area for period study. Close by is the family burial ground including the grave of witchcraft victim George Jacobs, as well as the monument to Rebecca bearing a poetic epitaph written by John Greenleaf Whittier. Beginning in 1671, the men of Salem Village performed military drills here. Accessible by a cart path, this archaeological site is the famous parsonage of Salem Village, the focal point of the witchcraft delusion of 1692. The house is owned by the Danvers Historical Society. The central 11 acres owned by the Historical Society are surrounded by the 140 acre town owned Endicott Estate which include farm buildings, parks, a playground and walking trails. Samuel Mc Intire designed this ornate Federal style garden house for Elias Hasket Derby. The two-and-a-half story structure is decorated with pilasters, swags, and Grecian urns, and is topped with carvings of a farmer and a milkmaid. The seat of local government, the original central portion of this building was built in the Greek Revival style. On the foyer wall are three WPA murals depicting Danvers' pioneering spirit, civic involvement, and economic growth. The original building burned and was replaced in 1892 by the present classic Georgian Revival structure.
Days of operation: June 15 Labor Day, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. Several other markers are also located on this town park. Here, during the revolutionary period, lived Judge Samuel Holten - physician and statesman. The home is now owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Here resides collections of public, church and private records including the Historical Society manuscript collection , preserved and available to researchers. Of local design and featuring puritan symbols, the monument was dedicated in 1992 and includes the names of those who died, as well as heroic statements of eight who were executed. Structurally similar to houses built a generation earlier, this is the birthplace of Col. A lieutenant at Wolfe's capture of Quebec, Hutchinson led a company at the Lexington Alarm and, in 1776, his 27th Regiment saved Washington's troops from destruction by the British at Long Island by ferrying the army across the river. Here are buried beneath an unmarked burial mound Ann Putnam and her parents, Ann and Thomas, all of whom played key roles in the witchcraft hysteria. On the second floor of the structure is a ballroom having a curved ceiling with delicately carved border. A square-hipped roof dwelling of Georgian design, this building was built by prominent minister and patriot Rev. It is on this spot that many accused witches were examined in 1692. This massive and impressive complex was designed for the care of the mentally ill. Literally hundreds of settlers are buried in unmarked graves, including early ministers and their families as well as persons killed by Indians.He was the originator of the tobacco inspection law, and had it passed over powerful opposition.He was considered a mercantile genius, and was the first to keep his accounts in money rather than in gallons, pounds, yards, etc. gave a dinner party on board one of the ships of the company.Though 17 miles north of Boston, and partially bounded by the cities of Salem and Beverly, the town of Danvers with its 13 1/2 square mile area and 24,000 population still retains much of the hominess and architectural heritage of old New England.
Known as Salem Village in the 17th century, there are still over a dozen houses in Danvers dating from that era, many associated with the witchcraft tragedy of 1692.
with three ships, which they sent to the West Indies and England, exporting American goods and importing British cargo. Robert’s relationship with the Company continued for nearly 40 years, and at the height of his success, he was ranked by the Encyclopedia of American Wealth, along with Charles Carroll of Carrollton, as the two wealthiest signers among the 56 signers of the Declaration.