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.
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
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.
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
Children (6-16): $4
Children under 6 & RNH Members: FREE
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!
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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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 re-introducing our famous Strawberry Shortcakes (supplies will be limited) we used to serve at our Strawberry Festival years ago!
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/
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.
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.
See the EVENT page on Facebook
Patriots Day Schedule
We hope everyone is having a pleasant winter! The house is still tucked in for its winter nap, but we are getting geared up and excited for the upcoming season! We have some great events planned for this year including a Revolutionary War encampment weekend, 5th Annual Gala Day, Way Back Weekends, Trails and Sails and MORE! So keep checking our Events page and add us on Facebook for more updates!
The Rebecca Nurse Homestead is pleased to announce a special opportunity during Historic Holidays this year. We will be joined by Marcella Comerford, from Portraits in Silhouette.
You can get your very own custom silhouette portraits just in time for the holidays! These make wonderful family mementos and gifts. Part of the proceeds will benefit the ongoing preservation of the Rebecca Nurse Homestead.
Please follow this link for more details and to reserve your spot ahead of time!