Danvers Historical Society- Laura Cilley
In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative.
To educate about the history of Danvers, and original Salem Village, by preserving collections artifacts, documents, and significant Danvers structures and properties, and by conducting educational programs, lectures and other cultural events. Our historic properties are in ideal locations for other organizations to host programs and events.
Tell us a bit about you and why you do what you do? Share your passions for your business, initiative, organization.
We enjoy sharing our museums with people from all over the world and making new history by hosting cultural and social events with local groups.
What role do you think your business plays in supporting a more creative community? OR your community in general. (Bonus! Why do you think a more creative community is important?)
Our historical resources provide a backdrop for contemporary interpretations of all endeavors that make up today’s vibrant communities.
What was the last book you read that made an impact on you?
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
What’s the one thing people would be surprised to learn about you our your business?
We have hosted a youth string quartet; art exhibits, a wood sculptor, an archaeologist, a capella choruses, theatrical storytellers, historical re-enactors, classical guitarist, rock-n- roll duos, alternative multi-media ensemble, a saxophone quartet, blue-grass bands, vaudeville revue, poetry readings, carnival acrobats, belly dancers, comedians, hand bell choir, dancers, folk banjo, classic pianist, viola, accordion, mandolin, shakuhachi, dobro, and theremin soloists, story-tellers and magicians