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Thank You Partners, Supporters, & Guests!
Commissioner Corner: John E. Meserve
Guide to Farms & Agriculture Available!
Using Essex History - Summer Institute July 16-20
Upcoming Explorers Events
Thank you Partners, Supporters, & Guests!

Thank you to ENHC partners, supporters, and guests for all that you did to support Essentially Essex County - Farm Fresh on June 7, 2007.


This "friend-raiser" celebrated Essex County agriculture, while providing support the ENHC and the Essex County/Merrimack Valley Buy Local Program through an online and live auction.


We are pleased to announce our goals were achieved, welcoming nearly 3,500 hits to the online auction, expanding our audience to new levels. We welcomed almost 200 guests to the Smith Barn to introduce the 2007 Guide to Farms & Agriculture in Essex County and to hear speakers Glenn Cook of Cider Hill Farm and Christine Rasmussen of the Buy Local program reinforce our message that buying local helps sustain farms in Essex County.


The initiative netted proceeds of over $10,000, which will be shared between the ENHC and the Buy Local Program.

Partnership Grant Recipients Announced!
On June 11, ENHC announced its 2007 ENHC Partnership Grant recipients during a breakfast ceremony held at the Danvers Historical Society's stately Glen Magna Farm in Danvers. In his remarks Congressman John F. Tierney's district director, Mr. Gary Barrett, praised the stewardship efforts of the 38 nonprofit organizations and municipalities receiving a total of $114,000 in matching grants. Now in its tenth year, the ENHC Partnership Grant Program is providing financial assistance to 17 communities for heritage projects in 5 categories: education, interpretation, preservation, archives, and trails. Among the grants announced was the recipient of the second Thomas M. Leonard Partnership Grant for Education, which was The Food Project North Shore. Since the inception of the Partnership Grant Program, ENHC has provided a total of 267 grants to recipients in all 34 Essex National Heritage Area communities. For a complete list of the 2007 grant awards, click here.
Commissioner Corner: John E. Meserve
ENHA LogoJohn E. Meserve brings more than 30 years of community banking experience to his service as an ENHC Trustee and as the Chair of the ENHC Audit & Finance Committee. John joined the Commission to represent the Town of Merrimac in 2005, after assuming the position of President and CEO of Merrimac Savings Bank in 2004 following a distinguished lending career as Executive VP at First & Ocean National Bank and as VP at Salem Five Cents Savings Bank. With his involvement in ENHC, his interest has grown on a personal level as he's seen the tremendous success and energy that the Commission engenders throughout Essex County. Read more about John Meserve...
Guide to Farms & Agriculture Available!
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ENHC, in conjunction with Essex County/Merrimack Valley Buy Local, has created the Area's first comprehensive Guide to Farms & Agriculture. The guide features information on more than 90 farms, farm stands, and farmers markets throughout the Essex National Heritage Area.  Designed to encourage readers to visit and support the farms, it includes information on products available, season and hours of operation, and directions.  An online version of the guide is available here, or you can email to request a copy be mailed to you.  The Guide is also available at Essex Heritage visitor centers and at the farms themselves.

This guide was made possible by a grant from the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism and was administered by the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Using Essex History - Summer Institute July 16-20

Using ESSEX History logo and linkThis summer, from July 16-20, Using ESSEX History (UEH) will offer a 3-credit graduate course entitled "The '76ers: Turning Points in American History" to 32 Essex County history teachers.  Each institute day will offer a lecture/discussion with a content expert, a trip to a local historic site, and a discussion about how to implement the day's content in the classroom.  UEH is pleased that to offer an impressive lineup of scholars and historic sites for the Institute. Please follow this link to read details about the UEH Summer Institute... (pdf)

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Saturday, July 14
1 PM - 2 PM
Andover Historical Society
(AHS) Barn
97 Main Street
Andover, MA

Meet us in Andover, where host Deb Freeman of Old Sturbridge Village will share details of home health care in early America, the role women palyed in care-giving, how families adapted to accomodate illness, and how people viewed health in the 19th century. Find out about recipes for different ailments as well as herbal remedies.

We will also experience a New England tradition: the farmers' market! Phillip's Andover student, Susanna Poland, has helped organize this weekly event enabling contributing farmers to share the unique tastes and culture of local farms.  This will be the season's first market for Andover! 

Please RSVP
Explorers: FREE
Non-Explorers: $7

We would love to have you come along!
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Guide to Farms & Agriculture

First Period Architecture Guide

17th Century Saturdays (pdf)

Heritage Gift Guide

Salisbury Trails

Border to Boston Trail

Plan your Essex Weekend

Greenscapes Northshore

Hudson Valley National Heritage Area Newsletter (pdf)

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Tom Leonard Grant Fund for Education

Insiders Tour of Gloucester (pdf)
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