|Trails & Sails Sneak Peak!
Get a sneak peek
of events that are planned for Trails & Sails 2007: A Weekend of Walks and Water
! Save the date, September 28-30, and visit TrailsandSails.org
for up-to-date information about Essex County's favorite weekend presented by TD Banknorth and Eagle Tribune Publishing.
|August 11: Sign up for the Tamron Photo Safari|
|The Essex National Heritage Commission and Hunt's Photo & Video present the final 2007 Essex Heritage Photo Safari on August 11 at Halibut Point State Park. Participants will have the opportunity to bring their DSLR cameras and experiment with the latest lenses from Tamron with the backdrops featuring some of the Area's best natural, cultural, and historic landscapes. |
Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the remarkable landscape of Halibut Point State Park with your camera. 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. Join us on Thursday, Aug.16th at 9:00 at the Lynn Heritage Waterfront Park
gazebo for the Welcome Ceremony. Thanks to the generosity of many local sponsors and partners, the ship will be open for free public tours August 16-18. Directions, Parking maps and detailed information about Friendship's visit to Lynn can be found at EssexHeritage.org. Read the full article on Friendship of Salem (pdf)...
|ENHA Legislation Finally Passes Senate &
Bill For Five National Heritage Areas Passes the Senate National Park Committee
|July 26, 2007 (Salem, MA) The Essex National Heritage Area, along
with four other heritage areas across the country, received news today
that legislation "re-authorizing" its federal funding has passed the
Senate Committee on National Parks.
Senators Edward Kennedy and John Kerry co-sponsored Bill S817, along
with senators from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. "We are
very pleased the senators have taken a leadership role in championing
this legislation," said Annie Harris, ENHC Executive Director. "Doing
so this early in the current legislative session could allow for
passage of the bill during 2007, which would really be exciting."
Click here to read the full press release (pdf)...
|Partnership Corner: Meet Patricia S. Trap|
was two years ago this month that The National Park Service selected
experienced park professional Patricia S. Trap as the new superintendent of
Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites (NHS). In her
first twenty-four months, Patty has made an impressive impact, overseeing major
staff structuring and relocation, the on-going renovation of the Saugus Iron
Works site and the introduction of several new and exciting initiatives all
designed to make National Park Service assets more accessible to the residents
and visitors of Essex County. Her leadership and commitment has been
responsible for the success of the Friendship Sails! ambassadorial tour
program, which brings the icon of Salem
to hosting communities both within and outside of the Essex National Heritage
Area. She'll be a part of the festivities when Friendship visits the City of Lynn, August 15-19. |
Read more about Patty Trap (pdf)...
|"Spinning his wheels for a good cause"|
This past June, Bill Steelman, ENHC's Co-Director of Heritage Development, participated in the inaugural ride of the country's
longest multi-purpose trail, a 335-mile off-road journey from Washington, DC. to
Pittsburgh. To learn more about the 2007 Greenway Sojourn and Bill's effort on
behalf of ENHC to develop regional trails, read the newspaper article below that
appeared in The Newburyport Current.
"When it comes to rail-trails, Bill Steelman's wheels are always
turning. The Newburyport resident not only bikes Essex County's trails
as often as he can, but as co-director of heritage development for the
Essex National Heritage Commission, he also works to preserve them. Click here for the full article...
|Ipswich Opens Its Door
|The Ipswich Visitor Center
will be hosting "Ipswich Opens It's
Doors" on Saturday October 20, 2007 from 10 am to 4 pm (rain or shine). This is
an eclectic tour of ten of Ipswich's
fascinating homes to benefit the Ipswich Visitor Center. You can pick which you wish to visit. Tickets
will be available the first of August at the Institution for Savings Bank, Ipswich Visitor Center,
Ipswich Shellfish Fish Market or online at www.ipswichma.com/housetours/.
|Heritage Area Highlight: The Upper Housatonic Valley NHA
|The Upper Housatonic Valley National
Heritage Area (UHVNHA) received official designation
from the U.S. Congress on September 29, 2006. This Act was then signed
into law by President Bush on October 10, 2006. One of the most recent to be desingated, the UHVNHA
exists to illuminate the diverse, rich identity of the
Upper Housatonic River Valley region and to preserve and promote its
historical, cultural, and natural resources. The upper Housatonic Valley is noted for
its scenic landscape and traditional New England towns. Writers,
artists, and vacationers have visited the region for over 150 years,
making it one of the country's leading cultural resorts. Encompassing
29 communities in the hilly terrain of western Massachusetts and
northwestern Connecticut, the upper Housatonic Valley is considered by
many to be the quintessence of a civilized, independent, and thoughtful
Visit the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Woodman's of Essex
121 Main Street
Join us in Essex! Walk through the same doors that Chubby and Bessie Woodman first opened in the spring of
1914 and taste a sampling of the Woodman's famous recipe. Food
historian and regional nutrionist, Joe Carlin will share a brief
history of the humble clam and how it became a culinary icon in
Massachusetts. How and why did clam chowder, clambakes, and fried clams
achieve their status? For colonists, clams were survival food. Farmers
set their pigs free on the clam-flats to eat their fill and fishermen
trolling for cod used them for bait. The salty story of the clam is
also the story of American technology and an emerging middle class with
disposable income to enjoy leisure activities.
Saturday, August 25
11AM - 12:30PM
Sweet Taste of AmesburyR.E. Kimball & Co.
73 Merrimac Street
The Kimball Family will give us a hands-on tour and demonstration of
their Jelly Factory, located on Merrimac Street since 1955. Joy, Kate
& Kim will share with you The Sweet Taste of Amesbury. Come and see
how jelly is made and taste some of the 151 flavors they manufacture
all by hand from one 75-gallon kettle. Each Explorer will receive one
free jar of jelly! Please RSVP
Explorers FREE; Non-Explorers: $7.00
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