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Danvers Family Festival

1919 Lawn Party and Open House: 8th Annual Gala Day

Date of Event: Saturday, June 15, 2019 (rain date, Sunday, June 16th)

Time Of Event: 10:00am to 3:00pm

Contact: Candice Dawes 978-774-8799 or  

Sponsor: Danvers Alarm List Company

Location: The Rebecca Nurse  Homestead, 149 Pine St, Danvers, MA 01923

Cost: Suggested donation of $.25 Free for Preservation Society members

Description Of Event: 

Let’s turn back the calendar to 1919!


Full of historic pageantry, the festivities will be complete right down to our throwback admission price of 25 cents!


Visit the Rebecca Nurse Homestead as we host the 8th annual Gala Day. The very first one was held at The Rebecca Nurse Homestead in 1912 right after becoming a museum. A "Gala Day & Garden Party Bazaar" was held to welcome the local community to an open house to enjoy our community’s local history and everything the homestead has to offer, and we are taking you back in time to experience that event.

Listen to Edwardian music, play period-style lawn games, see people dressed in clothing of the time. Back by popular demand we will once again have a limited run of the Nurse Homestead's famous Strawberry Shortcakes (on sale at 11am), get them while they last!


There will also be other tasty treats and drinks for sale.