221 Essex St., Suite 41, Salem, MA 01970
|Partnership Grant Recipients Announced
In June 2005, the Essex National Heritage Commission
(ENHC) awarded more than $73,000 in the eighth
annual ENHC Partnership Grant Program.
matching grants were awarded to organizations in
eighteen communities providing financial support to
projects that encourage education, interpretation
and preservation of the unique historic, cultural and
natural resources within the Essex National Heritage
Area. The awards were announced at a ceremony on
June 13 at the Wenham Museum with Congressman
John Tierney presenting the keynote address. Read
about the 2005 Partnership Grant recipient's
projects or visit the featured projects page
of our website.
|Coastal Trails Coalition Benefit a Success
A recent benefit in Newburyport drew nearly a 1000
people and raised $10,000 for the Coastal
Trails Coalition. The daylong event coincided
unveiling of Mill Five at The Tannery and featured a
zip line, rock climbing wall, exhibits, food and live
performances from 11 bands and entertainers,
including nationally known recording artist Melissa
Ferrick. ENHC along with the NPS River & Trails
Program are among the CTC's founders and both
continue to provide support to the regional nonprofit
organization. Learn more about CTC by visiting the
CTC website or
download a brochure.
|Trails & Sails September 2005!
Save the date for September 24 &
25! Trails & Sails 2005 will greatly extend its
reach this year as a result of an exciting new
partnership. TD Banknorth has joined the Eagle
Tribune as co-presenting sponsors of this year's
festivities! Both companies share the Essex County
footprint and appreciate the popularity of the event
with residents and visitors. Thanks to their support,
the ENHC will be able to deliver the event brochure
to over 140 thousand households via the Eagle
Tribune daily newspaper. TD Banknorth locations will also serve as brochure
distribution and advertising points. Contact Kate Fox
or visit the
Trails & Sails page of the ENHA
website for information.
Our website is highlighting special weekend events
from our homepage. ENHC site visitor
numbers peak mid-week, so this is an excellent
opportunity to feature your organization's upcoming
events through our calendar and our
webmaster, Jeanne Pickering, will pick up the
information from there. Visit the ENHA calendar or
this weekend's highlighted events...
|Support the work of the ENHC
Consider making a donation
or sponsoring a favorite
program through the Essex National Heritage
Your investment is a committment to
the past, present and future of the heritage
resources that abound in this region. Your donation
will allow these programs to respond to the
increasing needs of our communities.
|Congratulations North Shore Music Theater!
Congratulations to the North Shore
Music Theater, celebrating its first 50 years of
reaching out to the North Shore through its fine
theatrical entertainment and educational
programming! The NSMT has been a long time ENHC
Corporate Partner and recipient of Partnership Grants
in 2000 and 2005.
Upcoming Explorers Events
Explorers! Please join us for these great,
Saturday, July 9
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Behind-the-Scenes of the Shellfish
An Exclusive Tour of the Plum Island's Shellfish
Purification Plant. Find out why New England Clams
taste so great!
Explorers will discover a behind-the-scenes view of
the Area's shellfish industry at the Shellfish
Purification Plant on Plum Island.
Thursday, July 14
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Let's go fishin'! Deep Sea Fishing
aboard Yankee Fleet.
Join us for a Half Day Deep Sea Fishing Trip aboard
the Yankee Fleet in Gloucester. This is the perfect
opportunity for Explorers to get away and have some
fun together! Explorers: Free;Non-Explorers
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