10 Years, 100 Milestones!
2006 is the 10th anniversary of the designation
of Essex County as a National Heritage Area!
ENHC plans to recognize the impact of historic,
natural and cultural resources on our lives and
the region's economy by highlighting the 100 most
significant preservation and
enhancement projects of the decade. On June 1,
2006 the ENHC will honor a decade of
acheivements at the Essex National Heritage Area
Take part! Nominate your
favorite places, organizations and their stories.
|Archives Alive! November Workshop: Getting your Grant
The November 8th Archives
Alive! workshop provides an introduction to
proposal writing for historical
records. Designed for professional
and volunteer staff of local repositories, public
libraries, town halls, historical museums, commissions,
societies and sites.
Through presentation and discussion, workshop
leader, Shelley Quezada, experienced presenter
& program consultant for the Massachusetts Board
of Library Commissioners, will introduce attendees to
fundamental grant-related topics.
With an eye towards the practical, some discussion
will focus on popular grant programs such as those
administered by the Institute of Museum & Library
Services, the Massachusetts Historic Records
Advisory Board & the ENHC. Participants may
bring project & program ideas
to share; a portion of the workshop will be
devoted to critiquing draft grant
proposals. For information, directions or to
register for this workshop click here.
|Partnership Grant Spotlight On: Haverhill Historical Society
The Buttonwoods Museum, Haverhill Historical
Society, has been interpreting the history of Haverhill
for over 100 years. This November
visit the Merrimack Valley & experience the
Museum for yourself. You will find
exhibits representing Native American Artifacts, early
trade in the valley & early colonial settlement. The
museum is kid friendly, hosting many programs for
school age children.
This past year the museum received a
Partnership Grant to design & pilot
an after school archaeology
program for students. The program will give 6th-8th
graders meaningful archaeology experience, while
learning about early American life & land stewardship,
connecting them to their local
community. Previously, an ENHC Partnership Grant in
Heritage Preservation helped them to gain eligibility
for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
Through a Partnership Grant in Trails and Greenways,
the Society is finishing a project in which it partnered
with Haverhill’s Brightside to improve access
to the Buttonwoods Trail. The Haverhill Historical
Society is also a designated ENHA visitor center. Visit
Buttonwoods Museum, Haverhill Historical
|Commissioner Corner: Kevin Bottomley
As President and CEO of Danversbank, ENHC Commissioner, Kevin Bottomley, values
improving quality of life in this region. Kevin earned
his undergraduate degree from Harvard University &
an MBA from the University of Virginia. His
subsequent dedicated banking career has rooted him
in the North Shore with his family in Wenham. Kevin
is involved with the North Shore
Music Theater (NSMT),
Hospice of the North
Shore and, among other
organizations, the Peabody Essex
balancing his philanthropic work with his job, he
said, "It’s a way to give back to the community &
set an example...it is hard at times, but I have great
Danversbank is built on a set of “Core Values” -
values Kevin readily applies to his community work.
He is involved in getting the NSMT back on its
feet after a devastating fire this past summer. And
ENHC Commissioner, is serving on the 10th Anniversary Honorary Committee;
charged with engaging the region in celebrating
Area successes that have taken place in the ten
years since its Congressional designation. On
November 1, 2005, the Anti-Defamation League
presents Mr. Bottomley with the 2005 North Shore
Leadership Award. He “respects the work of
the ENHC & hopes to keep contributing as much as
|National Heritage Area Highlight: Schuylkill River Heritage Corridor
"Conserve, interpret & develop the historical,
cultural, natural & recreational resources related to
the industrial & cultural heritage of the Schuylkill
River Valley of Southeastern Pennsylvania." That is
the mission of the Schuylkill River
128-mile Schuylkill River as its
spine, Schuylkill River National & State Heritage
Area has a remarkable diversity of historic,
recreational & cultural attractions. Along "the
Revolutionary River," visitors can shadow the birth of
our nation from Philadelphia's cobblestone streets &
fabled landmarks, to huts & hollows of
Valley Forge. Upstream find a wealth of historic
places, quaint river towns, abundant parks, river &
trails access, year-round festivals & activities.
Designation as a National Heritage Area –
one of only 27 in the U.S. – is more than a tribute to
the natural, historical & cultural wealth of the
Schuylkill River Valley corridor; it is an important step
in preserving the area for future generations.
- The National Trust for Historic Preservation
recently presented Historic New England with its
Trustee Emeritus Award for Excellence in the
Stewardship of Historic Sites. Congratulations to
Historic New England for this well-deserved
recognition and distinguished award. Learn More.
- Massachusetts Historical Commission
presented the 2005 Preservation Award to the
Authors of Gardens of the New Republic:
Fashioning the Landscapes of High Street,
- New Commissioners were
introduced at the ENHC Annual Meeting on Tuesday,
October 18. Congratulations to Special Recognition
award recipients Mayor David T. Hildt, Janet
Kennedy, The Wenham Tea House, and Pioneer in
Partnership Award recipients, Martha Holden,
Patricia Jaysane and Bethany Groff!
Upcoming Explorers Events
Explorers! Please join us for these great fall
Sunday, November 13
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Decorative Arts & Antiques: The
Peabody Essex Museum offers Explorers a private
docent tour of its renowned American decorative art,
folk art, and costume galleries. Refreshments follow,
Explorers are invited to browse the museum.
Spring 2006 - Sports
Summer 2006 - 100 Milestones
Fall 2006 - Civil War
We invite you to submit any information or event
ideas you may have regarding these themes. Please
Dionne or call 978-740-0444.
Join the Explorers today, get 10%
off your subscription and enjoy upcoming
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What's your favorite holiday gift?
EssexHeritage.org is featuring Heritage Holiday gifts -
local products that capture the uniqueness of
Essex County, offered for sale by a local
historical, cultural or natural resource organization.
For example, the new Coastal Trails
Coalition trail guide, Coastal Trails: 10 Self-
Guided Trails for Hiking, Biking, and Paddling, is
now available for sale.
Send a few descriptive lines and a .jpg photo to feature
Heritage Gift page. Tell us your favorite local
ENHA celebrates 10 years in 2006!