The Danvers Alarm List Company and His Majesty’s 10th Regiment of foot are working together to host a “Spring tactical at the Rebecca Nurse Homestead” on May 16th. This day long event will have three tactical demonstrations put on by reenacting organizations from all over New England. There will be colonial life demonstrations in the house, performance by the 4-H Fife & Drum Core, and a couple lectures. Alex Cain, owner the “Historical Nerdery” Facebook page/blog and “Untapped History Tours” will be doing a lecture called “Heads of Families and Men of Substance: the Rise of the Minute Men in the Merrimack Valley, Essex County Massachusetts” and the second lecture will be by Russ Davis, and will focus on he role of Pioneers in the British Army, and what soldiers were required to carry.
is event will be open to the public, May 16th from 10:00am-4:00pm. Due to COVID-19 , this event has been cancelled
Children (6-16) $6.00
10:30-11:15–1st Tactical Demonstration
11:30-12:00–Lecture by Alex Cain
12:15-1:00–2nd Tactical Demonstration
1:00-1:30–Lecture by Russ Davis
2:30-3:00–Performance by 4H Fife and Drum
3:00-3:45–3rd Tactical Demonstration
Between 1:30-2:15 no activities are planned while the reenactors take a lunch break “Nooning”. Feel free to wander through the house, or talk to the reenactors around the site during this time.
A Revolutionary War Reenactment weekend at the Rebecca Nurse Homestead!
The time is sometime in the summer of 1774 to early 1775. The Port of Boston has been closed in retribution for the Boston Tea Party. The countryside is rising up and the courts in Worcester County have been closed. There is talk of raising minute companies alongside of the regular militia, and “warlike stores” are being gathered, stored, the moved and stored again. Patriotic citizens are doing their part by casting musket balls, rolling cartridges for muskets and cannon, making shirts and
stockings, tents, knapsacks, and cartridge pouches.
Meanwhile, alarmed by the rising of the “country people” General Gage is gathering intelligence from local loyal subjects, and sending patrols of Regulars into the countryside for “exercise”, and to try to locate and seize military stores. Cannon and powder were taken from Charlestown and Cambridge, and there was a patrol that was turned back by local militia at Salem, and there are rumors of a raid not far from John Adams; home in Braintree – could Danvers be next?
This event will be open for public viewing
May 18th 10:00am-3:00pm
May 19th 10:00am-3:00pm
(Please check back here or on Facebook for updated schedule of events)
Children (6-16) $5.00
On April 16th 2019; Patriots Day, the members of Danvers Alarm List Company will honor the Danvers men who fell at the Jason Russell House on April 15th 1775, by doing our own mini-marathon march.
PLEASE NOTE This year we are changing our schedule so that we can attend a ceremony at Minuteman National Historical Park so check back here or on our Facebook for updated list of times and locations.
Join us as we dust off their tents and warm up for the reenacting season. Learn what it was like to serve in the American Revolution. During the day there will be militia drilling and campfire cooking. Inside you’ll find women spinning and sewing. If you were ever curious about living history or reenacting this is the event for you!
Also if you a Reenactor looking to purchase 18th century slightly used clothing and supplies at a reasonable price? We will also be holding a Colonial Reenactors Blanket Sale in conjunction with our event, a great place to find gently used supplies at a bargain.
Event Hours will be 10AM-3PM (blanket sale will end at 2PM)
Admission: Adults $8, Seniors $6, Children 6-16 $5, under 6 and members of the Rebecca Nurse Homestead Preservation Society are FREE.
The Rebecca Nurse Homestead is a 17th century historic house museum set on 27 beautiful acres in the heart of Danvers MA. It is owned and operated by the Danvers Alarm List Company a premier 18th century reenactment group and is a 501c3 non-profit company.
If you are a Reenactor interested in camping with DALCo or participating in our blanket sale please email email@example.com for more information.
Now that the new year has begun we are working on putting together our calendar of events for the year, check back in a bit to see all the exciting stuff we will be doing this year!
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.
Click the link below to be taken directly to our fundraising page. THANK YOU in advance!
The Danvers Alarm List Company; invites the public to a Revolutionary War Reenactment Weekend at the Rebecca Nurse Homestead 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
On April 18th; Patriots Day, the members of Danvers Alarm List Company will honor the Danvers men who fell at the Jason Russell House on April 19th 1775, by doing our own mini-marathon march.
We start the day at the Training Field on Centre St. in Danvers at 7:45am then follow us (in cars) as we 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
We are always looking for new people to join us, if you are interested in learning more about reenacting please fill out the Contact Us form or join us for one of our monthly meetings listed on our Events Calendar page. Please use the Contact form to let us know if you plan to show up to one of our meetings. We look forward to meeting you!
The Alarm List Coy. presents its impression to the public through demonstrations, exhibitions, parades, living history encampments and battle reenactments. We clothe and accouter ourselves with reproductions of the period, according to research done by the members and use the drill manual created in 1775 by Col. Timothy Pickering of Salem, “An Easy Plan of Discipline for a Militia.”