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In This Issue
July 28: Nikon Photo Safari is right around the corner!
August 15-19 Friendship Sails to Lynn
ENHC Partners on New Bike/Ped Plan
Commissioner Corner: Jerry Klima
17th Century Saturdays!
ENHC Gains Support from the Commonwealth
Partnership Grant Spotlight: Marblehead Chamber of Commerce Audio Walking Tour - Internet Podcast
New Teaching American History Project: ESSEX LINCs
Great Marsh Stewards Honored
Heritage Area Highlight: Tennessee Civil War NHA
July 28: Nikon Photo Safari is right around the corner!
Ship out of waterThe Essex National Heritage Commission is working with Hunt's Photo & Video to present Essex Heritage Photo Safaris throughout the summer. Participants will have the opportunity to test the newest digital photography and optic equipment from Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Sony and Tamron with the backdrops featuring some of the Area's best natural, cultural, and historic landscapes.

On Saturday, July 28 come and experience the newest, smallest, and easiest to use Nikon yet:the D40! This photo safari will focus exclusively on the D40 and the superb line-up of Nikon lenses and accessories.
Register online now...
August 15-19 Friendship of Salem sails to Lynn!

Friendship of Salem by Leighton O'ConnorENHC is proud to partner again this year with the National Park Service to sail Friendship of Salem on an ambassadorial visit to Lynn's Seaport Marina next month. Thanks to the generosity of many local sponsors and partners, the ship will be open for free public tours August 16-18. Detailed information about Friendship's visit to Lynn can be found at Read the full article on Friendship of Salem...

ENHC Partners on New Bike/Ped Plan
In cooperation with federal, local, and regional partners, ENHC is overseeing creation of a plan aimed at linking the Newburyport MBTA commuter rail station and the city's downtown center to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge via a system of safe routes for bicyclists and pedestrians. Utilizing a grant from the federal Alternative Transportation to Parks and Public Lands Program (ATPPLP), the plan will incorporate segments of the Clipper City Rail Trail, a planned 4.2 mile circular loop that is part of the four-town, 30-mile Coastal Trails Network and the 28-mile Border to Boston Trail.  It is anticipated that future applications will be made to ATPPLP to fund implementation of the plan's recommendations.

The project's partners include the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, National Park Service Rivers and Trails Program, City of Newburyport, Town of Newbury, and Merrimack Valley Planning Commission.

For further information, please contact Bill Steelman at (978) 740-0444 or
Commissioner Corner: Jerry Klima
Jerry KlimaAn ENHC Commissioner since 2005, Salisbury Select board Chair Jerry Klima has been at the forefront of the challenges and opportunities facing this seaside community since 1998.  A successful corporate lawyer who retired to the area at the time, Jerry first lent his expertise to his adopted community when the power company proposed installing electrical towers and lines across the Merrimack River and adjoining expanse of marshland. He worked with others to convince the utility of the cost-effectiveness and environmental soundness of running these lines under the riverbed. What followed was a series of civic engagements on issues that have framethe future of Salisbury: a fight against Casino interests on the beachfront, the selection of former Salem Mayor Neil Harrington as Town Manager, and municipal take-over of the water company. As a member of the Community Development Plan Committee and as chair of the Zoning Review Committee, Jerry has provided leadership on planning initiatives ranging from re-zoning to rail-trail development. He is valued participant in the Coastal Trails Coalition and Border to Boston Trail Coalition.  Read more about Jerry Klima...
17th Century Saturdays!
17th Century Saturdays logoExplore and discover an extraordinary collection of homes, buildings, and artifacts from the First Period (1625-1725) of European settlement in the ENHA. Visit these architectural treasures during 17th Century Saturdays, when dozens of examples of First Period Architecture will be open, and many will offer special programming and tours.
Click here for a printable pdf of the schedule and participating sites.

Spotlight on the House of the Seven Gables...

17th Century Saturdays is part of the regional Escapes North cultural tourism program of the North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information on North Shore cultural activities, visit
ENHC Gains Support from the Commonwealth

ENHC's fiscal year ended in June, and this year we were pleased that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts provided $100,000 in funding for several of ENHC's most significant projects. The state funds enabled ENHC to expand the Partnership Grant Program by 35%, develop the Border to Boston Implementation Plan, and create cultural visitor guides including the new Guide to Farms and Agriculture.  "Our legislators provided invaluable support to ENHC's work this year," said Executive Director Annie Harris. Read the full article about Commonwealth support...

Partnership Grant Spotlight: Marblehead Chamber of Commerce Audio Walking Tour - Internet Podcast
The Marblehead Chamber of Commerce has produced the very first Audio Walking Tour in Essex County.  The audio tour of historic Marblehead is an internet podcast and is available as a free download from the Chamber of Commerce web site.  The podcast takes listeners to the high points in Marblehead - often quite literally! - and shows them many of the town's most significant sites.  The Chamber of Commerce expects people will use the tour as a guide for their exploration of Marblehead, and as a way to learn about the town's heritage from the comfort of their home computer.  A companion map has also been created to help people navigate the streets and paths of Marblehead on foot as they discover hundreds of years of remarkable architecture and stories.  ENHC is proud to support the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce and this podcast project with a 2006 Partnership Grant.
New Teaching American History Project: ESSEX LINCs
We are pleased to announce that Beverly Public Schools, in partnership with the Essex National Heritage Commission, the National Archives and Records Administration - Northeast, and Salem State College will present a Teaching American History project entitled, ESSEX LINCs: Connecting Elementary Teachers, Sources, and Scholarship to Explore Local History in a National Context.  This project was chosen for funding by the Department of Education and will join the successful Using ESSEX History project as the second Essex County TAH program to combine the expertise and resources of these four partner organizations.
Read the full article about ESSEX LINCs...
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Saturday, July 14
1 PM - 2 PM
Andover Historical Society Barn
97 Main Street
Andover, MA

Meet us in Andover, where host Deb Freeman of Old Sturbridge Village, will share details of home healthcare in early America, the role women played 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

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Great Marsh Stewards Honored
ENHC congratulates two Great Marsh stewards, who on June 14th, were awarded 2007 Visionary Awards by the Gulf of Maine Council.  The Essex County Greenbelt Association, Executive Director, Edward O. Becker, and Susan Jones Moses of the Essex County Forum received Visionary Awards for their work protecting coastal and marine resources within the Great Marsh region of Massachusetts' North Shore and the Gulf of Maine. 
List of quick links to news and fun in the ENHA
Tom's Column

Kayakers Guide to The Great Marsh

Photo Safaris Information

Guide to Farms & Agriculture

Guide to First Period Architecture

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)

ENHC Home Page

Tom Leonard Grant Fund for Education

Insiders Tour of Gloucester (pdf)

Downloadable Walking Tour of Old Town Marblehead (pdf)
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Heritage Area Highlight:
Tennessee Civil War NHA
The goal of the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area (TCWNHA) is to preserve and interpret the stories, effects, and legacies of the Civil War and Reconstruction in Tennessee. The TCWNHA includes the entire state and features eight heritage corridors along river and railroad systems.  Tennessee is rich in sites, buildings, landscapes, and documented sources that tell the stories of the American Civil War and Reconstruction. Geographic location, strategic river and rail routes, productive farmlands, and industrial sites, made the state a crucial prize fought for by both armies. Visit Tennessee's Heritage Area!
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Friendship of Salem
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