In This Issue
2009 Essex Heritage Hero Award Dinner:
A Rousing Success
Friendship Sails!
Summer of Safaris Continues!
Going Coastal!
Trails & Sails Event Submission Time!
NortheastHarvest.com Launches Monthly E-Newsletter
Partnership Grant Spotlight
2009 World History Association
Editorially Essex
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Monday, June 22, 2009
NEMA Workshop
Thinking Outside the Box: Creative Earned Income Strategies
Wenham Museum
Explore creative and inexpensive ways to bring in more income while maintaining museums' integrity as educational and community focused organizations. Topics will range from the "Lure of the Museum Store" to "Stunt Events" that reach new audiences, and there will be ample time to brainstorm and test your own ideas with colleagues. For more info click here...

"Social Investing Series" offer by Boston Private Bank & Trust Company
Thurs., June 25, 9-10:30AM

Practical Advice for nonprofit Board members. Opening remarks by Brian F. Gregory, Boston Private Bank & Trust Company. Speakers:Barry N. Chait, Esq., Parent, McLaughlin & Nangle, CPA's, Maura E. Murphy, Esq., Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster P.C., Augusto Russell, May, Bonee & Walsh. RSVP or call 617-912-3919. For more info (pdf) click here...

Spring 2009
Visit Gloucester Maritime
Heritage Center
New Building, New Exhibit! 
The Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center announced the opening of its Gorton's Seafoods Gallery on May 7,

The New England Custom Houses of Robert Mills, America's First Architect
Saturday, June 20, 9AM

Custom House
Maritime Museum
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, a unique opportunity to explore the rich history and significance of these landmark buildings! For more info click here...
2009 Photo Contest
Essex Heritage Photo Contest winner
Amateur photographers are invited to submit images to the Essex Heritage Photo Contest! Submit any images taken in the Essex National Heritage Area, in one of four categories: "My Space," "On a Photo Safari," "General Images of ENHA" or "National Historic Landmarks." All submissions are due by October 16, 2009!
For more about the Photo Contest, how to submit, rules and regulations click here...

Staying connected is getting easier! Essex Heritage is on facebook and twitter. Get connected, see and share pictures, catch the latest news and find out about upcoming events! It is all there and we would love to hear from you!
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Shaw's Community Rewards
ENHC is now registered for the Shaw's Community Rewards. If you shop at a Shaw's or Starmarket in MA on Tuesday - Thursday, Shaw's will donate 1% of each of your eligible rewards card purchases made on those days to ENHC. To register to support ENHC you will need to know:
Community Rewards ID# 49001021863
Vendor # 5353360. Thank you in advance for your support
Here is how it works:
1. If you already have a Shaw's Rewards card register to support ENHC! Do this with your card here. Click on SHOPPERS, Login or Register with your rewards card.
2. You can get a Shaw's Reward card and register to support ENHC! You can do this in the store or here!

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The Essex National Heritage Area is one of 40 heritage areas affiliated with
the National Park Service.

2009 Essex Heritage Hero Award Dinner:
Tom Costin receiving his award
A Rousing Success
Another sell-out crowd gathered at the historic Hawthorne Hotel in late May to celebrate the life-long civic engagement of Thomas P. Costin Jr. After a number of toasts and roasts by friends, family and associates, NPS Superintendent Patricia Trap and Essex Heritage Executive Director, Annie C. Harris presented Tom with the 2009 Essex Heritage Hero Award. We are grateful to all event sponsors, patrons  and guests and look forward to next year's celebration. Click here for event photo gallery ad sponsor list. Some images from the evening...
Friendship Sails! to Newburyport
Friendship of SalemNational Park Service logoJoin Essex Heritage, the National Park Service and a host of local sponsors for the return visit of Friendship of Salem, to Newburyport's charming waterside community August 13-17th. FREE public tours will be offered Friday, 8/14 through Sunday, 8/16 from 10am - 4pm. Enjoy exhibits, entertainment and other festivities celebrating Friendship's ambassadorial visit. Download the pdf of the Friendship flyer. For details visit EssexHeritge.org...
Summer of Safaris Continues! 
2009 Photo Safari logo and linkCalling all photo enthusiasts for an expedition at Halibut Point State Park in Rockport on Saturday, July 25! Equipped with the latest and greatest gear from Tamron, provided by Hunt's Photo & Video, and personally coached by photographer Ken Hubbard you will experience one this region's most picturesque places!

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...
Maritime GuideGoing Coastal! 
Staying close to home this summer? Looking for something fun to do? Celebrate the coast! The Essex National Heritage Commission has published a new, free brochure, The Maritime Guide - Exploring the Coast of Essex County, highlighting the many must-see attractions along Boston's North Shore. Use this guide to explore lighthouses, beaches, historic homes and much more!
The Maritime Guide features an array of sites situated along the coast, many just a short drive or train ride away! Explore Lowell's Boat Shop in Amesbury, the country's oldest continuously operated boat shop, and learn about the fishing industry that has flourished in Essex County at the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center. Visit the sprawling mansions of merchants who grew wealthy from international trade, and see their riches on display at the Peabody Essex Museum and the Cape Ann Museum. Walk along colonial wharves in Salem, and take in the picturesque views of the many lighthouses that dot the shore.
Trails & Sails logo and linkTrails & Sails Update!
Looking for a way to increase your organization's visibility and support this Fall? Outreach efforts are underway to recruit new and returning Trails & Sails site hosts for our expanding event on two weekends, September 18-20 and September 25-27.
Hosting a Trails & Sails event will drive audience to your site and further enhance your visibility on the North Shore. The growing audience of participants seeks authentic heritage experiences that connect residents and tourists to the incredible historic, cultural and natural resources of the region. Open your doors to welcome them. Capitalize on the promotion and event marketing provided by Essex Heritage. The deadline for event submission is June 30th. Click here to contact us.

TD BankEssex Heritage acknowledges the tremendous ongoing financial support of TD Banknorth as presenting sponsor of Trails & Sails 2009. Other returning sponsors this year include Beverly Hospital and Addison Gilbert Hospital.
NortheastHarvest.com Launches
Northeast Harvest logo and linkMonthly E-Newsletter 
This June, NortheastHarvest.com, your web resource for fresh food grown locally,  is  launching a monthly e-newsletter.  Essex Heritage and the Essex Agricultural Society (Topsfield Fair) have contracted with Eyeland Creations (Amesbury) to enhance the web-site and provide monthly features in an e-newsletter to educate consumers and spread the BUY-LOCAL mantra. Look for the NortheastHarvest e-news soon and help ensure agricultural sustainability with your active support. 
Cover of "Fish & Ships"Partnership Grant Spotlight:
Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center
"Fish & Ships" celebrates the sea and how it has defined the lives and culture of this region. A collaborative project between the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, Schooner Adventure, Essex Shipbuilding Museum and Cape Ann Museum this interpretive brochure is one of the latest completed projects, funded in part through the Essex Heritage Partnership Grant program.  The brochure highlights all four organizations and opportunities that they offer to explore and experience the stories of the sea!
2009 World History Association Conference
The World History Association (WHA), an international body of scholars and teachers dedicated to the advancement of world history studies, will hold its 18th Annual Conference in Salem, June 25-28 2009. Events, including a public lecture on Friday evening and screenings of films on Thursday and Saturday evenings, will be free and open to the public taking place on the campus of Salem State College, in downtown Salem, at the NPS Visitor Center and at the PEM!
Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, President Patricia Meservey, staff at Salem State College, officers of National Park Service, Kate Fox of Destination Salem, and other officials around Essex County will gather to warmly 300 - 400 conferees from around the world who will assemble in Salem for this conference. For more information or to register click here...
Partners in Preservation, Final Selection
Partners in Preservation logo and link $1 million in preservation project funding has been awarded to historic places in the Greater Boston area!  Congratulations to all, most especially sites in the Essex National Heritage Area, including Crane Estate, Salem Old Town Hall, and Lowell's Boat Shop.

Awards of $5,000 were made to each of the remaining 13 Partners in Preservation in recognition of their participation in the initiative and their commitment to preservation efforts. Visit the Partners in Preservation site for more information about the projects each place will be completing with their grant.

Tom Leonard, Essex Heritage's President EmeritusEditorially Essex, by Tom Leonard...
I do not often use this forum for personal statements, but from time to time there are exceptions. Over the last several weeks my wife Marge has begun treatment for a form of cancer, and we wanted to thank all of our present and past business and personal associates, friends and medical resources from this region for all of their help and support during this critical time in our lives. We remain confident that she will make a full recovery, and that will be due in great measure to her strength and courage, but also to the wonderful medical facilities, doctors and other medical technicians that practice here on the North Shore and in the City of Boston. To all of these people and institutions we say thank you for your help and care.  Read more...
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