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

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In this issue
  • Landscape of Opportunity
  • Annual Volunteer Training Session
  • ENHA Volunteer Familiarization Tour
  • ENHC Semi-Annual Meeting
  • Experience the North Shore as you never have before...
  • Host a Trails & Sails event!
  • Heritage Business Program

  • Annual Volunteer Training Session

    Volunteers, brush up on what's new in the Essex National Heritage Area for 2005. Please register to join us at the Peabody Historical Firehouse Museum from 2-4 pm on April 26. Curtis White, Lead Interpretive Ranger from the Saugus Ironworks National Historic Site will speak about how volunteers can strengthen their interpretive skills.

    Advance registration is required for the volunteer training session. For more information email Ben Murphy.

    Photo from Peabody Historical Fire Museum website www.peabodyhistorical.org/museum.htm

    ENHA Volunteer Familiarization Tour
    Photo from www.oldfarminn.com/halibut.html

    Volunteers, come enjoy the beauty of the Essex National Heritage Area! The 2005 ENHA FAM Tour on May 6, from 9 am-4:30 pm includes sites in Rockport and Gloucester. This tour will expose you to the riches of the Area and will help us all better serve our guests to this region. This event includes stories over lunch at the Gloucester House Restaurant.
    We can only accommodate volunteers, space is limited, register here or email Ben Murphy for more information.

    Photo from www.oldfarminn.com/halibut.html

    ENHC Semi-Annual Meeting

    The Essex National Heritage Commission invites you to attend its Semi-Annual Commission Meeting.
    The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 17 at Abbot Hall in Marblehead, from 8:30-10:00 am, with light refreshments starting at 8 am. Updates on ENHA initiatives, introduction of new Commissioners, and the announcement of Special Recognition award recipients will take place at the meeting.

    We hope that you will be able to join us!

    Experience the North Shore as you never have before...

    Essex Heritage Explorers, watch your mail for an invitation to a special sunset event at the Crane Estate at Castle Hill. The evening will include a cocktail reception and a selection of one-of-a-kind tours throughout the Estate. Space limited.

    Not an Explorer?
    Sign up for an annual, low-cost membership to receive an invitation to this event and many more! Join online at www.heritageexplorers.org to receive 10% off your subscription.

    Photo of Crane's Estate from The Trustees of Reservations website www.thetrustees.org

    Host a Trails & Sails event!

    Save the date for Trails & Sails 2005- September 24 and 25!
    The ENHC is accepting event submissions for the fourth annual Trails & Sails: A Weekend of Walks and Water. This event is a great opportunity for sites to promote their resources, programs, and membership to Area residents and visitors. Contact Kate Fox for event submission guidelines and forms. The submission deadline has past, so please act quickly!

    The ENHC is extremely grateful to the Eagle Tribune, Eastern Bank, First National Bank of Ipswich, Rockport National Bank and North Shore Medical Center for their support of Trails & Sails: A Weekend of Walks and Water.

    Heritage Business Program

    The Heritage Business Program is a new program for businesses in the Essex National Heritage Area whose core operations promote or preserve the historic, cultural and natural resources of Essex County. The Heritage Business enables, for-profit enterprises to increase their online web presence through pictures, text and links on EssexHeritage.org, the Commission's website. EssexHeritage.org receives 10,000 unique visitors monthly and links to its pages frequently make first-page results on Google and Yahoo. Further information is available at: EssexHeritage.org/HeritageBusiness or contact Jeanne Pickering

    Landscape of Opportunity

    Friday, May 20
    9 am - 3 pm
    North Shore Community College in Danvers

    On May 20 at North Shore Community College in Danvers, ENHC will host "The Landscape of Opportunity," the culminating event of the Essex County Reconaissance Survey. During this year-long project in which ENHC and the Department of Conservation and Recreation surveyed heritage landscapes in twenty-four ENHA communities.

    The goal of the daylong symposium is to create an action plan for communities that will increase local awareness of the heritage landscapes and to affect policy at the state level.

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