Author Presentations and Events

(From Peabody Weekly News, 2/13/2020)

Salem Village Tours 2022

In partnership with Salem Historical Tours and the Danvers Historical Society, I will be giving several guided outdoor walking tours of the historic sites in the former Salem Village. Tour dates include every Saturday during September and October. For more info, see this post.

Upcoming Presentations:

Book talk for the Israel Putnam Chapter of the DAR. October, 2022. Private event.

Presentation for the Massachusetts Society of Colonial Wars, October, 2022. Private event.

Book talk and signing at the Peabody Essex Museum. October 23, 2022. 1-5pm. More details here.

Book talk (online) for the Tennessee Genealogical Society, October 27, 2022. 7pm Eastern/6pmCentral. Tickets and more information here.

Book talk for the Lynnfield Historical Society in Lynnfield, Mass. February 21, 2022 at 7pm. More details to come.

Past Presentations:

Book talk at the Witch House, Salem, Mass. as part of Trails and Sails Week. September 18, 2022. 6pm. More details and registration here.

“Skeletons in the Closet: How the Actions of the Salem Witch Trials Victims’ Families in 1692 Affected Later Memorialization.” At HistoryCamp Boston, August 13, 2022. For tickets and more information, see the HistoryCamp website here.


“Putting the Townes on the Map.” Towne Family Association Annual Meeting – 400th Anniversary of William and Joanna Towne. Private event, July 2022)

Book signing at Salem Witch Museum, Salem, Mass. June 30, 2022. 1-5pm. More details here.

A Salem Witch: The Trial, Execution, and Exoneration of Rebecca Nurse, book discussion at the Sandy Bay Historical Society, Rockport, Mass. May 9, 2022. 7pm. More details here.

A Salem Witch: The Trial, Execution, and Exoneration of Rebecca Nurse, book discussion at the Beverly Public Library in Beverly, Mass. May 26, 2022. 7pm.

A Salem Witch: The Trial, Execution, and Exoneration of Rebecca Nurse, book discussion with The Online Salem History Show / Salem Historical Tours. March 7, 2022.

A Salem Witch: The Trial, Execution, and Exoneration of Rebecca Nurse, online book discussion at the Rockport Public Library, in Rockport, Mass. January 6, 2022. 7pm. Free event, but space is limited and registration required. Details here.

A Salem Witch: The Trial, Execution, and Exoneration of Rebecca Nurse, book discussion at the Danvers Historical Society. December 15, 2021 at Tapley Hall, Danvers, Mass.

A Salem Witch: The Trial, Execution, and Exoneration of Rebecca Nurse, author discussion with History Camp America. 8pm, November 18, 2021. Online: https://historycamp.org/history-camp-discussions/

Book signing with the Peabody Essex Museum. 5- 8pm, at the PEM Shop on Essex St., Salem Mass. October 22, 2021.

Book Launch: A Salem Witch: The Trial, Execution, and Exoneration of Rebecca Nurse. 3pm, October 23, 2021, at the Rebecca Nurse Homestead Museum. To reserve a free ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lecture-book-signing-with-historian-dan-gagnon-tickets-169763897387?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

“Danvers and the Salem Village Witch-Hunt.” October 7, 2021., 7pm. Peabody Institute Library of Danvers, online program. For more info and to register: https://danverslibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/author-dan-gagnon/

“Salem Village Witch-Hunt Sites in Danvers.” 7pm, March 17, 2021. Online presentation with Salem Historical Tours. More details coming soon. Tickets $12.

“Cold War Danvers.” 2pm, March 18, 2021. Online presentation from Tapley Hall, Danvers Historical Society. Presentation will be broadcast on the Danvers Historical Society Facebook page. Danvers Historical Society Events

“The Arrest of Rebecca Nurse on Charges of Witchcraft, March 24, 1692.” Streamed live on the Rebecca Nurse Homestead Facebook page. March 21, 2021. More details TBA.

“Rebecca Nurse’s 400th Birthday: Virtual Tour, and Ask the Historians Q and A Session.” Streamed live on the Rebecca Nurse Homestead Facebook page. 1pm, February 21, 2021.

“Walkable Witch-Hunt Sites in Danvers.”
-2pm, August 19, 2020. Online presentation from Tapley Hall, Danvers Historical Society. Will be broadcast on Facebook on the Danvers Historical Society Facebook page. Danvers Historical Society Events

“Skeletons in the Closet: How the Actions of the Salem Witch Trials Victims’ Families in 1692 Affected Later Memorialization.” RESCHEDULED DUE TO COVID-19.
-March 14, 2020 at HistoryCamp Boston. For details, see: https://historycamp.org/boston

Livestreamed tour of the Rebecca Nurse Homestead. I was one of 12 historians chosen to present from one of 12 significant sites in American history as part of the America’s Summer Roadtrip 2020 program. The recorded tour can be found here:
Rebecca Nurse Homestead – America’s Summer Roadtrip

“Skeletons in the Closet: How the Actions of the Salem Witch Trials Victims’ Families in 1692 Affected Later Memorialization.” (Around 200 attendees!)
–February 9, 2020. 2:00pm, $5. Peabody Historical Society, Peabody, Mass.
Peabody Historical Soc. Events

“Skeletons in the Closet: How the Actions of the Salem Witch Trials Victims’ Families in 1692 Affected Later Memorialization.”
–October 19, 2019. 3:00pm, $5. The Rebecca Nurse Homestead Museum, Danvers, Mass. October 19, 2019 at Rebecca Nurse Homestead

“Skeletons in the Closet: How the Actions of the Salem Witch Trials Victims’ Families in 1692 Affected Later Memorialization.”
–May 16, 2019. 7:30pm. Danvers Historical Society Lecture Series at Tapley Hall, Danvers, Mass.

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