|Join us for "A Taste of TRAILS & SAILS"
For the first time ever, Essex Heritage will kick off
our popular weekend with a celebration entitled "A Taste of TRAILS & SAILS," on Thursday, September 25 from 5:30
- 8:30pm, at the Willowdale Estate at Bradley Palmer
State Park, Topsfield. We'll
offer the "best of" TRAILS & SAILS, with fresh native produce, local
cheeses and spirits from area wine and beer makers, live music and stargazing,
and great raffle prizes to help you GO! Experience Essex
Heritage. "A Taste of TRAILS &
SAILS" promises to be an evening that will tickle your taste buds and provide a
true sensory experience of all that is essentially Essex.
Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at trailsandsails.org after August 15 or by calling 978-740-0444.
|TRAILS & SAILS Weekend: September 26 - 28
Hike, Paddle, VOLUNTEER!
& SAILS offers FREE! guided hikes, walks, sails, paddles, historical tours
and special art happenings for all ages, skill levels and interests. As Essex
Heritage's premier partnership event of the year, we
anticipate 4,000+ attendees at 200 events throughtout scenic Essex
County, MA. We are
looking for volunteers to help with promotion and event support
for the weekend. Assignments might include distributing
program guides, staffing information kiosks, registering participants and/or
providing support to event leaders. All tasks offer flexibility in scheduling
and consideration of physical limitations.
is a great opportunity to give back to your community, support local
preservation efforts and learn about your Heritage Area!
are 15+ and able to make a minimum 3-hour commitment between Friday, September 26 and Sunday,
September 28; and can attend an Orientation Session Thursday, September 18, 2008, 6:00-700PM, please contact Rachel here...
Thank you to the TRAILS & SAILS
Congressman John F. Tierney Invites You to
Making Cents out of Grants
Congressman John F. Tierney invites
you to attend his grants seminar titled:"Making Cents out of Grants" on Tuesday, August 12, 2008
. Learn about accessing funding opportunities on
the federal, state and private levels. Join
in networking and build collaborative partnerships! Registration check-in begins at 8:00 AM and the program runs
from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM at Salem
State College, The Bertolon School
of Business. There is no charge for this event
. Pre-registration is
required since seating is limited. To secure your participation and find out more click here...
|Tom Leonard, Editorially Essex...
When the Essex National Heritage Area was created a decade
ago, it was important to me that some of its resources be devoted to
education. During the last month, two exceptional experiences have been offered
to area educators and I want to relate those to you today. Through two Federal Teaching American History
grants and partnerships with Salem State College, the National Archives and
Records Administration and the Beverly Public School System, two special programs
have been established with teachers in this region. One effort, nearing conclusion is with
secondary teachers and the other, just starting, is with elementary school
educators. Both initiatives recently
offered weeklong education symposiums and I want to recap those sessions for
|Friendship Sets Sail Beyond the Heritage Area
This summer, the
National Park Service has been sharing the resources of "Friendship of Salem" by
welcoming visitors to her decks at various ports outside of the Essex National
Heritage Area. Port visits for summer 2008 will include: Duxbury,
N.H.; Boothbay Harbor and Portland, ME.
These opportunities were made possible by several initiatives including the NPS
Centennial Challenge Project. The Friendship Sails! Centennial project was
created to extend the reach of the Park Service beyond its traditional
boundaries and to promote our maritime history and heritage to new audience. The
dedicated staff of the National Park Service, Friendship's volunteer crew and
Essex Heritage are working in partnership to make history come alive for
thousands of visitors in seaside communities up and down the New England Coast.
from the Essex National Heritage Area" is a
monthly electronic newsletter for members, non members and site
partners of Essex Heritage. Our mission is to raise the visibility of
the Essex National Heritage Area and all its historical, cultural and
resources, and promote our ongoing activities. Articles that are 250
less and fit the editorial scope of our newsletter may be submitted to
Essex Heritage eNews Editorial Committee for publication. We reserve
to select an article or portion of an article whose content is found
appropriate and edit it for publication.
|Thursday, August 7, 4-6PM|
Gloucester, MA 01930
Join Mark Carlotto and Shep Abbott as we explore Dogtown! This
colonial Cape Ann settlement has been
abandoned since 1830 and today offers many stories as well as miles of trails
that traverse almost 3,600 acres. Mark and Shep will share what they have uncovered from
meticulous explorations of this fascinating place that has shaped Cape
Become an Explorer...
Friday & Saturday
August 15 & 16
continue at Hunt's Photo & Video in Melrose
with a field trip to Parker River National Wildlife refuge on Plum Island
featuring Tamron lenses and special guest photographer Roy Toft! For more information on this and September Safaris click here...
Saturday, August 16
Land to Sea: A
Celebration of Local Foods
Green Meadows Farm in
Hamilton is celebrating local flavor. Enjoy hayrides, live music, and meet those responsible for growing and
producing some of Essex County's best food. Dinner includes a Woodman's
Lobsterbake, local beer & wine, cheese and bread. For reservations call 978-468-3720 or visit the farmstand. (rain date, Aug. 17th) For more
information click here...
Fri, Aug. 15 & Sept. 3, 2PM
Tea in the Garden
presented by The Whittier Home Association in Amesbury. For more information and reservations call 978-388-1337.
Save the Date!
Thursday, September 25, 5:30-8:30PM
Trails & Sails Kick Off Party
At Bradley Palmer State Park
Topsfield. For more information click here...
Mark your calendar for Trails & Sails 2008!
Each year, thousands of residents and visitors to the Essex National Heritage Area experience Trails & Sails.With over 200 FREE! events Trails & Sails promises to be memorable. For a sneak preview of this year's events visit TrailsandSails.org...
Essex Heritage 2008
Submission Deadline is
October 1, 2008
Photographers, get snapping! We invite you to submit images that capture the essence of an Essex Heritage experience and/or speak to Essex
Heritage's role in preserving and promoting the rocky coasts, harbors, farms, forests, historic districts, rivers and marshes of Essex County. For more information
Want to know what to do and where to go?
For listings of local events visit the Essex Heritage online calendar...
|The Essex National Heritage Area is one of 40 heritage areas affiliated with the National Park Service.