|Thursday, May 21, 7-8 PM
Lecture & Presentation
25 Water Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
Sun., May 31, 8-10:30 AM Special partnership event!
with the Custom House Maritime Museum. Thad Koza, renowned tall ships author and photographer, will present
his audiovisual program of the 2009 tall ships visiting Boston this
summer including Friendship coming to Newburyport in August. The lecture covers 20+ of the ships, along with the men and women, that are
a part of Sail Boston 2009. Thad's photography will amaze you and his stories will make you feel like part of the
crew! Explorers recieve a discounted admission. For more info click here...
For the Birds!
National Wildlife Refuge
Newburyport, MA 01950
Join Explorers with special host Steve Grinley, owner of Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift
as he shares his 40 years of birding expertise, leading Explorers on an
outdoor adventure. We'll meander over boardwalks and dikes, and enjoy
views of ocean, fresh and saltwater marsh as we try to catch a glimpse
of the incredible variety of life that the Great Marsh supports. Grab
your binoculars, wear comfy shoes and dress for the weather! Explorers attend Free; Non-members $15. Explorers FREE,Non-Explorers $15 RSVP...
|Tuesday, May 19, 7:30 PM
Robert S. Peabody Museum
Corner of Main St (Rte 28) and Phillips St
Andover, MA 01810
The Northeast Chapter of the MA Archaeological Society will feature Don Slater as its May speaker. His topic is entitled "Power Materialized: The Dart-Thrower as a Pan-Mesoamerican Status Symbol." For more information email Jules Gordon.
Each year New England Museum Association (NEMA) offers a Spring Workshop Series. For more information on workshops offered this spring click here...
Visit Gloucester Maritime
New Building, New Exhibit!
Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center announced the opening of its
Gorton's Seafoods Gallery on May 7, 2009. The gallery highlights a
$500,000 building project which adds a 2nd and 3rd story addition to
the center's Sarah Fraser Robbins Education Center, connects three
existing buildings, and creates an indoor observation deck where
visitors can observe activity taking place in the adjoining Boat Shop.
Both the exterior and interior architectural features reflect the feel
of a 19th century wharf warehouse.
Saturday, June 20, 9AM
25 Water Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
This one-day symposium will explore the common and unique goals,
designs and operations of the New England Custom Houses of Robert
Mills, America's first native born architect. Explore the rich history and significance of
these landmark buildings! Find out more here...
|The Essex National Heritage Area is one of 40 heritage areas affiliated with
the National Park Service.
|Essex Heritage Hero Award Dinner Thursday, May 21, Hawthorne Hotel
miss the opportunity to join Essex
Heritage and the National Park Service as we pay homage to long-time North Shore advocate Tom Costin on Thursday, 5/21. Tom and a host of his closest friends
will provide an entertaining tour of his past 60 years of service, recounting
the many friends and organizations Tom has helped along the way. For related press release click here.
This event will
connect leaders from business, civic and non-profit organizations across the
Shore. All proceeds will
benefit Essex Heritage programs which support the cultural resources in all 34
cites and towns across Essex County. Purchase tickets on-line by clicking here...
Submit your Trails & Sails Event!Essex Heritage has begun accepting
on-line submissions from 2009 Trails & Sails event host sites. This year,
Essex Heritage is pleased to offer Trails & Sails on two weekends, September
18-20 and September 25-27.
Trails & Sails was developed
eight years ago as an outreach effort to drive audience to the wealth of natural
and cultural resources within the Heritage Area. Our primary theme this year is
"Along the Coast of Essex County" spotlighting maritime sites, as a part of a
collaborative effort with the North of Boston CVB to highlight coastal
resources, but we welcome any authentic heritage experience to the Trails &
Sails line-up. The deadline for event submission is June 30th. If you'd like to submit an event, contact Essex Heritage by clicking here...
May 16th Photo Safari...with Lou Manna! Calling all photo enthusiasts for an expedition into the historic
wharves of Salem
on May 16th! Equipped with the latest and greatest
camera gear from Olympus, provided by Hunt's
Photo & Video, and personally coached by Lou Manna, an award winning Olympus
Visionary Photographer, you can start
the Photo Safari season with this ramble around Salem's
three original historic wharves and the Salem Maritime National Historic Site!
Participants receive hands-on instruction from Hunt's knowledgeable technical experts, take their images home on a FREE digital memory card and receive a gift certificate from Hunt's Photo & Video! For more information click here...
Border to Boston Trail Advances
On May 7, local and state officials, including transportation secretary James Aloisi, celebrated the start of construction on the Old Eastern Marsh Trail in Salisbury. Funded by state and federal funds, the 1.4 mile section of the regional Border to Boston Trail will offer users striking panoramic views of The Great Marsh and Merrimack River.
The Salisbury project joins those in Newburyport and Topsfield, which together will result in approximately 10% of the B2B being completed within a year.
In related news, the effort to secure critical design funding for the rest of the 28-mile, eight community rail-trail recently received a significant boost when state senators Frederick Berry and Steven Baddour sent a joint letter to MassHighway requesting match funds required to access $718,000 in federal funds secured by Congressman John Tierney in 2005. The funds are in danger of being lost if not obligated.
Essex LINCs Update
Essex LINCs, a Teaching American History grant for Essex County
elementary teachers, is pleased to announce our 2 week-long summer institutes
are filled. Held in 5 historic spots throughout Essex
County, "Governing in New England" will help teachers explore topics from NE
town meetings to the US Constitution. Our new institute, "Working In New
England" features a Gloucester schooner sail as
we discuss maritime work, butter churning in Newbury, and a trip to the slave
quarters in Medford.
Educators will discuss themes with Salem
State professors and
receive classroom ready lessons prepared by our museum educator. Teachers will
use their new knowledge to create multidisciplinary lessons for their own
classrooms and distribution through EssexLINCs.org.
Hurry! Time is running out... Essex County
educators interested in joining our fall cohort, applications are available via
our website! We only have 2 more opportunities to be part of this federal grant
program - stipends, PDPs and free graduate credit (for summer work) - as well
as a chance to learn more about our fascinating local history! For further info
contact Rebecca Zimmerman.
Vote! Partners in Preservation
American Express and the National Trust for Historic
Preservation have selected twenty-five places of historic, cultural and
aesthetic significance in Greater Boston as participants for the 2009
Partners in Preservation program, four of them are in the Essex National Heritage Area; Lowell's Boat Shop, The Crane Estate, Salem Old Town Hall and Schooner Adventure.
From April 14 - May 17, 2009, you have the opportunity to cast one vote
each day online for the historic places that you care about. At the end
of the voting period, the site with the most votes is guaranteed
funding for their requested project (maximum amount of $100,000 per
site) from a total of $1 million that American Express will give away
to support the preservation of historic places in Greater Boston. Register and vote now...
Partnership Grant Spotlight: LynnArts, Inc.Essex Heritage is pleased to recognize the completion of LynnArts, Inc. Partnership Grant project. LynnArts, in partnership with the Girls & Boys Club of Lynn, undertook the development of a six week program called, "My City/Myself" which used local history, site visits and creative expression as starting points for students to discover their community and their own personal histories. The program impacted girls and boys from diverse backgrounds who visited significant historical places within their own community and were able to connect those stories with their own lives.
Editorially Essex, by Tom Leonard...Hooray for the month of May. As I prepare this column for publication
in May, it is still late April and the weather is still cool, and for
those of us who live near the coast the east wind is very persistent
and the warm days of spring seem far away. At the end of the month we
experienced a brief summer preview, and that was most pleasant. But May
always brings a promise of better things to come. This has been an
April filled with successes by our local professional sports teams, and
the Red Sox have begun play on a positive note and the Bruins and
Celtics are participating in the spring playoffs. Read more...
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