This blog is written and researched by Dan Gagnon. It will feature blog posts on different sites and events in the history of Salem Village and Danvers history through the centuries.
Dan is a life-long Danvers resident and historian researching the Salem Village Witch-Hunt of 1692, and Danvers history in general. He serves on the board of directors of the Rebecca Nurse Homestead Museum in Danvers, is a member of the Danvers Historical Society, and serves on the Town of Danvers’ Salem Village Historic District Commission. His article, “Skeletons in the Closet: How the Actions of the Salem Witch Trials Victims’ Families in 1692 Affected Later Memorialization,” was recently published in the New England Journal of History (Fall 2019).
He is currently working on a larger historical project researching the life of Rebecca Nurse, a victim of the 1692 Salem Village Witch-Hunt.
Contact: DanGagnon01 [at] Gmail.com