Trails & Sails: Digging for History

DIGGING FOR HISTORY!

September 16th & 17th: 10:00am-3:00pm

Come get dirty with us, as you become an archaeologist for the day! The Rebecca Nurse Homestead was at the center of a summer archaeology program, run by the University of Southern Maine and Phillips Andover Academy, teaching students of all ages how to become archaeologists.

Now it’s your turn. Thousands of artifacts have given a glimpse into the lives of those who have walked these grounds for the past millennia, many now on display. What will you uncover?

1:00pm lecture in the Meetinghouse will discuss past findings from previous years.

Hosted in conjunction with Essex National Heritage Area’s Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks and Water

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Revolutionary Theatre Company

The Rebecca Nurse Homestead is proud to present The Revolutionary Theatre Company’s first ever production!!


Short Stories & Tall Tales is a bumbling comic adventure through history and literature as we meet famous and infamous heroes and villains. In Davy Crocket Goes to Boston we send out best and brightest, well sort of, to find out the difference between the legends of Crockett and the actual life he lead, all while learning about this little-known trip to the bay state. From Crockett’s Congress to the sandy hills of Africa where Lady Jayne Greystoke vs The Mummy shows just how literal literature can be. She fights, she loves, she wins, she loses, Lady Jayne does it all while trying to find the sarcophagus of Hupopteppin, but awaiting her is something just as bad as an undead creature….the Nazis! Fast forwarding from the leather clad bad guys, to early 90’s grunge where we meet Mark and Don in The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Robbery. What makes these two the perfect candidates for stealing art? Well; nothing actually, see if they can pull it off in our version of one of Boston’s biggest mysteries. Finally we go back to the early days of revolution before they began capitalizing the word; The Swashbuckling Adventures of Sam Adams. There is love, sword play, comedy, and not a beer bottle to be seen! Sam Adams and his team must navigate the British occupied colonies in order to find what he searches for most: Liberty!

Written and Directed by Josh Black
Co-Produced by Thera Driscoll and Naomi Olofson-Black

SATURDAY SHOWS 8/26 & 9/2 AT 6PM
SUNDAY SHOWS 8/27 & 9/3 AT 3PM

Click HERE to order tickets
TICKETS $15 at the door

Part of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Rebecca Nurse Homestead. 
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Rebecca Nurse Commemoration

July 19, 2017 will mark the 325th anniversary of the execution of Rebecca Nurse. As stewards for many decades of her family property, The Danvers Alarm List Company would greatly appreciate your presence in paying respects to this very strong woman. Where many gave into fear, she held steadfast to her innocence, and at a dark time was able to hold compassion for her accusers.

Join us for a short reception, commemoration ceremony, and concluding with a procession to the Nurse Family Cemetery where it is believed that Rebecca was secretly laid to rest.

Tentative Schedule
6:30pm  Reception in the Meetinghouse
7:00pm Commemoration Ceremony
7:20pm Procession to the Cemetery for Wreath Laying
Prayer by Bert White
Psalm sung by Essex Harmony Singers

 

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6th Annual Gala Day: A Throwback to the 1910’s!

Sunday, June 11, 2017, 10:00am to 3:00pm

Join us and party like it’s the 1910s again! In the early 20th century when The Rebecca Nurse Homestead became a Museum they hosted a Gala Day & Garden Party Bazaar, and we are taking you back in time to experience that event.

We will also be serving a limited amount of our famous Strawberry Shortcakes we used to serve at our Strawberry Festival years ago!

Listen to Edwardian music, play period -style games, meet people dress in Edwardian clothing, see the sites and exhibits for the original admission price of only 25 cents!

We will also have some World War 1 reenactors attending who will be commemorating the entrance of the United States into WWI in 1917.

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World War 1 Remembrance Weekend

May 27th & 28th: 10:00am-3:00pm

Come help commemorate the 100th Anniversary of US involvement in the Great War. Jump back to 1917 and meet some soldiers from World War 1.

There will be lots of reenactors to meet, and demonstrations to watch including trench raid practice, and bayonet exercise. Many of the reenactors will have tables to display various tools, weapons and equipment used during the time.

For more information check out our Facebook Event Page

Admission:
Adults: $7
Seniors: $5
Children (6-16): $4
Children under 6 & RNH Members: FREE

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IndieGoGo Campaign

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Help us raise money for a new ROOF!

And we’re off… With much enthusiasm, we are excited to announce the launch of our Rebecca Nurse Homestead Roof Restoration Campaign.

With your contribution, you can help the Danvers Alarm List Company replace the existing roof with period appropriate materials to ensure the continued protection of our 300 year old national treasure.

THANK YOU in advance!

 

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Our IndieGoGo campaign has ended BUT you can still donate via check payable to DALCO, Inc. Here is our mailing address:

Rebecca Nurse Homestead
P.O. Box 456
Hathorne, MA 01937

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5th Annual Gala Day: Throwback to the 1910’s

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Revolutionary War Reenactment Weekend

The Danvers Alarm List Company; who owns/operates the Rebecca Nurse Homestead, invites the public to a Revolutionary War Reenactment Weekend. This event is sponsored by the Brigade of the American Revolution. http://www.brigade.org/ 10367589_677984358942173_6318062162094230246_n 11822421_926489834091623_353787427719814352_n

This event is truly a unique experience! See reenactors portray soldiers of the Revolutionary War time period and experience what camp life was like! This is a great chance to learn about 17th and 18 century life in New England, the Salem Witch Trials, and our quest for independence – that’s a lot of history in one event!

All public are welcome to come to this event.
June 4th: 10:00am-3:00pm
June 5th: 10:00am-2:00pm

Admission: $7.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Seniors, & $4.00 for Children.

 

Please note that ALL reenactors MUST be pre-registered BAR Members, no walk-ons.

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Danvers Alarm List Company remembers Patriots Day

At the grave site of Henry Jacobs Jr. in Peabody

At the grave site of Henry Jacobs Jr. in Peabody

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Danvers Alarm List Company; the Revolutionary War reenactors that operate the Nurse Homestead continue the tradition of their own mini-marathon on Patriots Day. The members of the company will honor the Danvers men who fell at the Jason Russell House on April 19th 1775.

They start the day at the Training Field on Centre St. in Danvers at 7:45am then follow them (in cars) as they visit six little known Revolutionary locations including three grave sites in Danvers and Peabody where several of the fallen townsmen lie in repose.

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Patriots Day Schedule

Patriots Day Schedule

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