Preserving and promoting the historic, cultural and natural resources of Essex County
February 2005

221 Essex St., Suite 41, Salem, MA 01970

In this issue
  • Archives Alive!: Disaster Planning Online
  • Grant Applications Available Online
  • Free Web Calendar Seminar
  • Sign up for the last 2 Explorers literary events
  • Save these May Dates

  • Grant Applications Available Online

    Partnership Grant applications are now available! ENHC will be accepting applications from legally established 501c3 organizations for education, preservation, interpretation, archives/historical records and trails/greenways projects.

    The guidelines and application forms are available on the ENHC website. Applications are due by 12 noon on Friday, April 1.

    (Photo: Education program at the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center)

    Free Web Calendar Seminar

    Monday, March 7
    2 pm - 4 pm
    Topsfield Public Library, 1 So. Common St.

    Learn about the simple process of submitting your institution's events to the ENHC online calendar.

    Electronic ticketing has proven to help increase sales, reduce overhead costs, and provide convenience to your patrons. The ENHC calendar provides this service regardless of the number of events per year you hold.

    Sign up for the last 2 Explorers literary events

    As the Explorers literature theme draws to a close, you still have two more chances to attend exclusive literary events.

    This Saturday, February 19, visit the Wenham Tea House and the Wenham Museum to learn more about Ralph Waldo Emerson. Explorers free; non-Explorers $10.

    On Thursday, February 24, join historian Jim McAllister at the Salem Maritime National Park Orientation Center as he presents a special talk about the many famous authors from right here in Essex County. Explorers free; non-Explorers $7.

    The next Explorers theme is architecture! Space is available for the March 12 stroll through the "heart and sole" of Haverhill's downtown, a tour exploring the city's shoe industry and beautiful Queen Anne style architecture, guided by staff of the Buttonwoods Museum. Explorers free; non-Explorers $7.

    Save these May Dates

    ENHC Annual Meeting - Please mark your calendars and join us at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, at Abbott Hall in Marblehead.

    The "Landscape of Opportunity" conference on May 20 at North Shore Community College will present the findings of ENHC's yearlong Heritage Landscape Inventory.

    Archives Alive!: Disaster Planning Online

    Wednesday, April 13
    9 am - 3 pm
    Beverly Public Library

    This daylong workshop will explain the importance of having a disaster plan in place for your institution's collections. Also learn how to use "dPlan", a free online disaster planning tool developed by the Northeast Document Conservation Center and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. "dPlan" will help institutions of all sizes create a customized disaster plan.

    Register by April 6. Explorers $10; non-Explorers $15.

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