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

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

In this issue
  • Upcoming Explorers Events
  • Partnership Grant Recipients Announced
  • Coastal Trails Coalition Benefit a Success
  • Trails & Sails September 2005!
  • Weekend Highlights

  • Partnership Grant Recipients Announced
    Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center

    In June 2005, the Essex National Heritage Commission (ENHC) awarded more than $73,000 in the eighth annual ENHC Partnership Grant Program. Twenty-four 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 with the 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.

    Weekend Highlights

    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 online! Submit events through our calendar and our webmaster, Jeanne Pickering, will pick up the information from there. Visit the ENHA calendar or see 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 Commission.
    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, summer events!

    Saturday, July 9
    11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    Behind-the-Scenes of the Shellfish Industry: 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.
    Explorers, Free Non- Explorers, $7

    Thursday, July 14

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Let's go fishin'!
    Deep Sea Fishing aboard Yankee Fleet. SOLD OUT-Sorry! 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 $43

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