Trails & Sails, September 28-30!
Trails & Sails returns for a sixth year of free
discoveries throughout the Essex National Heritage Area September 28-30. The
weekend will feature more than 160 events hosted by 89 unique locations
throughout the region. As always, all Trails & Sails events are free!
Complete information, including the schedule of events, can be found at www.trailsandsails.org. You can get
your schedule of events in any Eagle Tribune newspaper (The Salem News, The
Gloucester Times, Newburyport Daily News, Andover Townsman, and The Eagle
Tribune) on Thursday, September 20, at participating TD Banknorth locations in
the Area, or click here for a downloadable pdf (8.5x14).
The Sixth Annual Trails & Sails is presented by TD
Banknorth and Eagle Tribune Publishing.
|The Essex National Heritage Commission is holding its
second annual photography contest, presented by Hunt's Photo & Video in
Melrose. ENHC encourages submission of photographs that represent the natural,
cultural, and historic resources in the Area as well as photographs that feature
the Area's architectural heritage. Prizes include a new DSLR camera kit,
point-and-shoot digital cameras, and gift certificates to Hunt's. For complete
information visit, EssexHeritage.org/photoentry/.
The ENHC and National Park Service thank the City of Lynn and a long list of public partners, corporate sponsors and
in-kind donors for the hospitality and support we received last month when the
replica 1797 tall ship Friendship of Salem visited Lynn's
waterfront. Over the course of a four day visit to the Seaport Landing Marina,
over 3500 residents and visitors boarded the ship for free dockside tours. More than 1,000 children participated in the
Friendship Junior Ranger Ship's Mate
program, piloted especially for Lynn.
The success of this visit was made possible by many generous
organizations and dedicated volunteers. Thank you!
|Partnership Grant Spotlight on:
Congregational Church of Topsfield
Ever-present on Topsfield's historic town common, the iconic steeple and main facade of the 1842 meetinghouse owned by the Congregational Church of Topsfield were recently restored. Utilizing time-honored timber framing materials and techniques employed during its construction, the project addressed the spire's longstanding structural issues, some of which had been exacerbated by ill-conceived 20th Century repairs. A unique aspect of the church's oversight was its emphasis on engaging the community in the yearlong project. Highlights included "Steeple Day," to which all town residents received written invitation to witness removal of the tower's belfry and 1817 Paul Revere bell, and the onsite tented workshop that welcomed the passing public's observation of skilled craftsmen rebuilding the church's spire and belfry. In addition, the project was extensively documented in writing, photography and video.
ENHC is pleased to share two new Guides of Essex County, the "Guide to Farms & Agriculture" and the "Guide to First Period Architecture." These guides would not have been possible without the contributions of many regional partners
and have become a wonderful and popular resource for visitors and
residents discovering Essex County.Visit EssexHeritage.org
to download your guides and start exploring Essex County today!
|Heritage Area Highlight: Rivers of Steel NHA
|From 1875 to 1980, southwestern Pennsylvania was the
Steel Making Capital of the World, producing the steel for some of
America's greatest icons such as the Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire
State Building. During World War I and II, our steel workers carried a
nation's defense on their backs, producing more steel, armor and
armaments in a single year than entire countries. While many of the
region's legendary mill sites have been dismantled, and it has been
decades since the mills belched fire and smoke over Pittsburgh's
skyline, the enormity of the region's steel-making contributions and
its historical significance to the nation demand its story be told and
its sites be preserved. Visit Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area.
|2007 New England Museum Association Conference
New England Museum Association (NEMA) Annual Conference will be taking place in Portland, Maine-a city with fabulous
museums, many within walking distance of the conference
hotel, located in the heart of downtown.
Keynote Speakers: Harold and
Susan Skramstad, co-authors of A Handbook for Museum
Trustees. Dr. Harold Skramstad is former President of the
Henry Ford Museum
and Greenfield Village. For more information click here
|Sunday, October 14, 2007 Friday-Sunday, September 28-30
Trails & Sails 2007
Explorers, this is the weekend for you! Explore the Essex National Heritage Area as 90 sites, organizations and communities offer more than 150 unique and special programs
free of charge! There will be lots of new events and some popular favorites returning. Go to TrailsandSails.org for your schedule of events or call us at 978-740-0444.
The Rebecca Nurse Homestead
149 Pine Street
Discover the stories of the Rebecca Nurse Homestead. Malinda Blustain,
Director of the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology in Andover,
with Glenn Mairo of the Rebecca Nurse Homestead and the Massachusetts
Archaeology Society, give Explorers a tour and behind-the-scenes look
at the exciting archaeological excavations taking place at this unique
historic site. Glenn will even give us an atlatl throwing
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