|September 28-30: Save the Date!
Get ready for Trails & Sails 2007: A Weekend of Walks and Water! Visit TrailsandSails.org
for up-to-date information about Essex County's favorite weekend!
|July 28: Nikon Photo Safari is right around the corner!|
|The 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!|
ENHC 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 EssexHeritage.org. Read the full article on Friendship of Salem...
Partners on New Bike/Ped Plan|
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.
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.
further information, please contact Bill Steelman at (978) 740-0444 or email@example.com.
|Commissioner Corner: Jerry Klima |
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 framed the 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!|
|Explore 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 EscapesNorth.com.
|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
Marblehead Chamber of Commerce has produced the very first Audio Walking Tour
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
Read the full article about ESSEX LINCs...
Saturday, July 14
1 PM - 2 PM
Andover Historical Society Barn
97 Main Street
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!
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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. |
|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!
|August 15-19, 2007
on the Lynnway
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