|Friday, Nov. 6, 6:00-9:00PM
Ipswich Historical Society
Historic Pub Night! Ipswich, MA
Heard House Museum
54 South Main Street
Co-sponsored by Mercury Brewing; beer tapped from a cask, bratwurst, chili, hot-dogs and free popcorn!Live music, $10 admission includes 3 beer tastings and one food item; additional beer and food available for purchase. For more info click here...
Sunday, Nov. 8, 2:00 PMObservations & Thoughts from Judith Sargent Murray's Letters
2 New Liberty Street
MAJoin Bonnie Hurd Smith for a fascinating sampling of Murray's letters-many of them unpublished-and
see American history through the eyes of a new, female eyewitness. FREE! For more information, click here...
Wed., Nov. 11, 7:00 PM
Lynnfield Historical Centre
35 South Common
November 11-13, 2009
NEMA Annual Conference
Promises to Keep:
Vision & Value in Museums
Explore opportunities for strengthening the compact between
museums and the public. Program includes networking
opportunities, inspiring speakers, informative sessions for museum staff of every size and discipline. Find out more...
Fri., Nov. 13, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
18th & 19th Century Tavern Fare & Bean Supper
66 Main Street, Essex,
Join, Joe Carlin, food expert, lecturer. The
18th century witnessed a new "American" independence in food & drink. The American Revolution came to a boil in its tavern culture and influenced food practices of the era. Supper and presentation followed by period desserts by Laurie
Lufkin. Limited seating. Reservations suggested.
$12 advance, $15 door. For more info click here...
Sun., Nov. 15, 1:00-4:00 PM
Open House Celebration
Join Woman's Friend Society/Emmerton House in celebrating its appointment
to the National Registry of Historic Places. Program includes tours of
this historic house and manicured, glorious gardens. An array of delicious refreshments will be served. Brief remarks by Mayor Driscoll, Rep John Keenan, and city leaders begin at 2PM. This is the first
time the Emmerton House has been open to the entire community for public
viewing! For more info click here...(pdf)
Nov. 15, 9:30-11:30 AM
North Shore Retreat
Bradley Palmer State Park
24 Asbury Street
Topsfield, MA 01983
Stroll the grounds and experience a distinguished home of an exceptional property with MA DCR & staff from the
Willowdale Estate. Barbara Buls, DCR Regional Interpretive Coordinator
will lead us on an easy walk of the grounds of the Bradley Palmer State
Park, followed by, an intimate tour of Willowdale Estate's
unique Arts & Crafts Mansion and its newly improved manicured
grounds - a treasured North Shore gem finding prominence once again! Find out MORE...
Please RSVP for this event.
Not an Explorer? Join now!
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7:30 PM
Bone Spoon &
The Battle of Haverhill,1708
175 Main Street
Northeast Chapter of the MA Archaeological Society features Mr.
Charlie Cockburn as its November speaker. Refreshments are served
afterward. FREE! For more info email.
Wed., Nov. 18,
Schooner Adventure Cruiseport
Beds & Salt Marsh
6 Rowe Square
Barbara Warren, Director of Salem Sound
Eric Hutchins, NOAA Restoration
Coordinator discuss Gloucester's
Mill Pond, a salt marsh situated inland from the Annisquam River
estuary identified for possible
restoration in 2003. Today, via
untiring partnership efforts its water quality has been
restored to the natural salinity levels allowing shellfish beds to thrive
and improve the habitat. For
more info call 978-281-8079 or email.
205 Washington Street, Peabody, MA
Join us for our first Open House for former tanners and finishers, as those in
the industry walk down memory lane. Bring friends and family to
share stories and memories! All are welcome! Light refreshments will be served. FREE! For more info click here...
November 21-December 5
Methuen Festival of Trees
View the 200+ trees donated
by individuals, businesses, organizations, and school groups
from Methuen and several Merrimack Valley communities. An annual event, begun to fund the restoration
of the Tenney Gatehouse. The proceeds
from the Festival provide funding to preserve our heritage
and the monuments that make Methuen so unique. For more info click here...
December 4th-6th, 2009
Salem Holiday House Tour
Historic Salem, Inc.'s
in Salem, one of the nation's oldest, largest
and most historic house tours returns to kick off the holiday season in Salem, MA. Twelve 18th & 19th century homes, plus historic "legacy sites" that honor the
tour's 30th anniversary, are just the beginning. For more info click here...
2009-2010 Annual Appeal
With Halloween come and gone, we now approach the season of thanksgiving. 2009 has given us many opportunities
to reach out across the region to increase collaborative efforts and deepen relationships that
sustain the Essex National Heritage Area. For this, we are profoundly grateful. It is your appreciation of the region that makes all the difference.
Support the living
landscape of natural, cultural and historic treasures that define the Essex National Heritage Area. Your financial support will
help us meet several goals this year:
Donate today to maintain a vital, energetic organization that promotes
regional coalitions and lends critical support to the Essex Heritage experience.
- Reinstate a streamlined Partnership Grant
- Expand support and advocacy on behalf of 250+
- Advance regional recreational trail and scenic
Survey Results - Trails & Sails 2009
Over 4,000 visitors
attended Trails & Sails events at over 100 sites during the last two weeks
of September! Thank you to the hundreds who provided on-line survey feedback. Your constructive suggestions will help shape next year's program.
For the first time ever, based on the on-line survey feedback, Essex Heritage
is happy to announce the winners of the Trails & Sails "People's Choice Awards." Congratulations to the winners!:
1st Prize: The
Art of Cheese Making, Valley View Farm, Mulholland Family
2nd Prize: Sophia Hawthorne's Salem, National Park Service Historian Emily Murphy
Salem Marine Society Headquarters Tour, Hawthorne
Guide Favorites at Beauport,
Historic New England
Coolest Guys Around, Cape Pond
Talking Walls of Gloucester,
City of Gloucester
Spirit of '76 Walking Tour, Marblehead Historical Society
Yankee Whale Watch, Yankee
Schooner Sail, Schooner Thomas E. Lannon
Kayaking on the Essex
Cruising the Essex River, Essex
Essex County Mushroom Hunt with Tim Clark
Essex Heritage Honors Award Recipients
Essex Heritage Pioneers in Partnership (PIP) Awards are presented annually to individuals and/or organizations that have shown leadership in promoting regional cooperation among the Area's resources and organizations. Nominees exemplify the spirit of partnership, helping the Area work together to preserve, promote, and enhance the historic, cultural and natural resources of the region. This fall PIP awards were presented to:
- Alison Kelley, collector and founder of the Amesbury Hat Museum
- Nathaniel Pulsifer, Ipswich Historical Society
- William Nelson, Ipswich Visitor Center
- Joseph Geller, Topsfield Rail Trail Committee, Open Space Committee, Recreation Committee and Planning Board
Read more about recipients and their achievements here...(pdf)
Essex LINCs October Cohort
On a beautiful October day, our new cohort met at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Waltham to discuss how
local history can motivate and inform student learning. NARA
is a great place to explore the notion of local documents as a reflection of
national trends. Teachers took part in a tour and were able to "go behind
the scenes" to see spaces usually reserved for researchers. In the
afternoon teachers were able to "try out" three lessons created by
our museum educator, Rebecca Zimmerman.
At present we are accepting applications for our last cohort. For more information click here...
"I really love the matching eagle idea and want to find something
relevant to use in my class. I'm going to research a visual that appears in our
hometown and use primary sources for this..." ~Teacher, about the Essex LINCs experience
Welcome New Commissioners!On
October 20, 2009 Essex Heritage appointed a new slate of officers and
commissioners at our annual meeting. For a complete list click here. Elected Officers include:
- President: Kevin Tierney,
Hildt, Adelente Youth Center & Richard Yagjian, Hunt's Photo &
Clerk: E. Stanley Dodge, Beverly Cooperative
Large: Paul McGinley, McGinley Kalsow &
President: Nancy Huntington Stager, Eastern
New commissioners appointed for a three-year term:
- Sumner Jones, Eastern Bank
- David Read, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
- Sheila Fields, Beverly Chamber of Commerce
- Susan Goganian, Beverly Historical Society
- John Good, Beverly National Bank
- Glenn Mairo, Essex Harmony
- Caleb Powers, Action Business Coaching
- Diane Seely, TD Bank
- Cathleen Wardley, Boston Marriott Peabody
- Joanne Scott, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem
- Darryl Smith, Accountant
Incoming Trustees Emeriti:
- Wayne M. Burton, North Shore Community College
- Laurence C. Harrington, Bank of America
- Richard St. Pierre, Educator & Librarian
NortheastHarvest and the HolidaysThe
Holidays are upon us! NortheastHarvest.org is
your resource for buy-local holiday needs. Fresh and tasty local turkeys and
other meats, veggies and pies can adorn your holiday table, while also helping
to sustain local farming and the local economy! Locate farm, farm-stand and farmers market
information through the NortheastHarvest Farm map. Sign up for the monthly newsletter which features
local products, information and recipes monthly. November's edition will feature
local Christmas Tree Farms.
Essex Heritage Dining out in Danvers On
Friday, November 13, our very own Tom Leonard will be the
celebrity-guest server at New Brothers Restaurant in Danvers! While representing the Essex
National Heritage Commission, Tom will stand by hardworking owner/chef
Kary Andrinopoulos at his popular lunch counter from 12:00-1:30 helping him meet and greet his many guests. Tom looks forward to
greeting YOU and answering any questions you may
have about how and why we "preserve and promote the historic, cultural and
natural resources of Essex County". Come hungry!
Editorially Essex, Tom LeonardThe Essex National Heritage Commission conducted its Annual Meeting for
October 2009 at the Community House in Hamilton. We are indebted to the
Board of the Community House for providing their wonderful facility
that we had access to for this regional event. The Hamilton Community
House is a classic example of the wonderful spaces that we have been
blessed to have met in over the last dozen years. Read more...
Read About the Region
ENHC Commissioner, John Goff's new book Salem's Witch House: A Touchstone to Antiquity has
just been published by The History Press, based in Salem, MA as well as
Charleston, SC. This heavily illustrated 128 page paperback provides a
new look at over 400 years of Salem's development as seen from the
perspective of one of Salem's oldest landmarks. The book looks at
Salem's evolution from Native American Naumkeag to colonial and Early
American seaport, as a backdrop to better understanding the Witch House
as a Colonial and Colonial Revival style treasure. The book retails for
$19.99 and is being sold at Cornerstone Books and at Bewitched in Salem...in Salem. Congratulations John!
Where in Essex County?
Where in Essex County was this picture taken? Be the first to let us know and win a mug! Email us with your answer...(click on image to see larger version)