221 Essex St., Suite 41, Salem, MA 01970
|10 Years, 100 Milestones...
2006 marks the 10th anniversary of the
creation of the Essex National Heritage Area. This
prestigious designation by US Congress – in
recognition of Essex County’s national importance to
the heritage of the United States – has proven to be
a remarkable opportunity to preserve our common
history and address issues
of concern. A lot has been accomplished in
the last 10 years. Individually and together – we are
making a difference where it matters.
For one year, through print and electronic
newsletters, we will showcase people and
organizations that share a
common vision to create the future of Essex County
by sustaining and creatively interpreting its heritage.
It is through these innovative energies that the
history, culture and natural resources of Essex
County come to life for all to enjoy! Criteria and a
method for nomination of milestones are being
developed by the Friends of the 10th Committee.
Your input and participation are welcome. Call or email
Mary Williamson, ENHC Development Coordinator, at
978-740-0444 for details.
|Border to Boston Trail update
If all goes according to plan, municipal officials and
trail advocates promoting development of a trail
eight ENHA communities will receive valuable support
from the National Park Service. The ENHC recently
aided in the
submission of an application to the NPS Rivers and
Trails Program. NPS staff assistance is being
requested to help
form a loose knit, working coalition dedicated to
fulfilling the promise of the long proposed Border to
Boston Trail, a
30 mile-long rail-trail linking Salisbury, Newburyport,
Newbury, Georgetown, Boxford, Topsfield, Wenham,
Danvers. The ENHC was previously instrumental in
engaging the Rivers and Trails Program as a partner
creation of the nonprofit Coastal Trails
|Welcome New NPS Superintendent Patricia Trap!
The Essex National Heritage Commission would like to
welcome Patricia Trap to the region. The National
Park Service has selected Ms. Trap to be the new
Superintendent for Salem Maritime and Saugus
Ironworks National Historic Sites. She joins us in late
August from Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.
ENHC welcomes her to the East Coast and to the
Essex National Heritage Area!
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.
Welcome New Corporate Explorers!
ENHC welcomes new Corporate Explorers:
Specializing in distinctive Residential and
Institutional Projects from initial Land and
Conservation Planning through Architectural and
Landscape Design Construction Management
Salem Witch Museum The Salem Witch
Museum brings you back to Salem
1692. Visitors are given a dramatic overview of the
Witch Trials of 1692, using stage sets with life-size
figures, lighting and narration.
Encourage your employees to explore the
resources in their own backyard by offering them a
Corporate Explorers membership as an
benefit. Call 978-740-0444 or click here for more information!
Fall Explorers events will be
meanwhile check out pictures of Explorers deep sea fishing at
a recent summer event!