|Saturdays, 3:00 PM|
January 16 - February 27
Winter Weekends at the
34 Chestnut St., Salem
Family friendly program features excerpts from the Phillips family
home movie collection showing the family enjoying a plethora of winter
activities around New England. Followed by a first floor house
tour. For more information and tickets click here.
|Saturday, February 13
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Merrimack Eagle Festival
by Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education
Center and the Parker River
National Wildlife Refuge. Local bird experts find the birds, answer your
questions, and offer special FREE events to eagle fans all day long. For a schedule and more
info on events click here.
Tuesday, February 16
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Essex Shipbuilding Museum 66 Main St., Essex
Essex Shipbuilding Museum and Wellspring Cape Ann Families invite you to the Museum to learn about our maritime history and make our own toy Chebacco Boat! First 40 families will receive a FREE copy of the local book Schooner. RSVP required 978-281-7856.
Tues., February 16, 7:30 PM
The Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum
66 Main St., Essex
Dr. Emily Murphy presents on the merchants and mariners who risked their livelihoods and lives to take the battle to the British on the high seas during the American Revolution. Explore the world of the privateersmen and navy sailors who supplied one of Essex County's major contributions to the revolutionary war effort. RSVP 978-768-7541 to reserve seats. For more info and ticket pricing click here.
4:00 PM -
Lynn Museum &
590 Washington Street
Museum & Historical Society's President, Steven Babbitt, for a special
behind-the-scenes guided tour of those fascinating spaces, usually off limits
to Museum visitors! Find paintings, objects, textiles and an entire archive of Lynn history waiting to
be discovered, while hearing anecdotes about the Museum and the city's history.
Our knowledgeable host will share rarely seen items and discuss the future of
collection. Find out more...
RSVP for this event.
Explorer? Join now!
& Earth Center "Simply Keep it Local"
create adventures and discover wildlife at Cuvilly
Arts & Earth Center's
beautiful farm and reservation in Ipswich.
Challenge yourself to learn to survive on this piece of land, discovering how
much food you can find or grow right here. Includes field trips and more. For a
flyer (pdf), click here.
March 10, 6:00 PM
Andover Village Improvement Society(AVIS)
Andover Country Club
60 Canterbury St., Andover
for their Annual Meeting, as they present Sonja Christensen, Deer/Moose Project
Leader, MA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife. Ms. Christensen will speak
about White Tail Deer populations in MA and deer management. Guests arriving after dinner are welcome to enjoy the speaker free. Please RSVP to John Hess (978)
Digital Library Conference and Vendor Fair
the Holy Cross
The conference highlights important issues and practical skills in implementing and
nourishing a digital collection. This year's highly anticipated keynote
speakers are Roy
Tennant of OCLC and Tom Clareson of LYRASIS. The conference is designed for all
cultural institutions that have an interest in digital libraries, including
historical societies and commissions, museums, archives, research institutions,
schools, and libraries of all types. For more info click here.
537 Highland Street
by the Essex County Community Foundation, topics covered will include: A
Trustee's Job in 2010; Legal and Fiduciary Issues for Trustees; Fundraising and
the Board as well as luncheon roundtables and breakout Sessions. This Institute
is restricted to Trustees of nonprofit organizations. Full Boards are welcome.
Executive Directors may attend if accompanied by at least one Trustee. For more
info click here.
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Salem State College
Management: Getting the most out of your volunteers. Volunteers
are essential to every non-profit.
The recruitment, management and retention of volunteers are challenging
tasks. Learn to identify and motivate key
volunteers while managing the challenges of a 'volunteer work force.' Speakers:
Bethany Kendall and Lisa Cawley, ESC of New England. FREE register.
Thursday, May 20, 6:00 PM
Essex Heritage Hero Award
Tupelo Music Hall, Salisbury
Essex Heritage and the National Park Service are proud to announce the 2010
Honorees: Nicholas Costello, Amesbury; Maria Miles, Salisbury; and Byron
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Partnership Grants Deadline Reminder!
Essex Heritage is currently accepting on-line proposals from
municipalities and qualified nonprofit organizations for the 2010 Essex
Heritage Partnership Grant Program. The Partnership Grant
Program is a matching grant program created to foster and support the
stewardship activities of organizations that share the Commission's mission to
preserve and promote the historic, cultural and natural resources of the Essex
National Heritage Area. Essex Heritage will award $2,500 grants to ten
(10) qualified applicants who apply for funding in one of three categories:
Education, Interpretation, and Preservation. Essex Heritage will accept
applications for eligible projects online only until 11:59 PM on Sunday, February
28, 2010. For more information and to download a pdf of Partnership Grant
criteria click here...
|Trails & Sails 2010!
Support the largest regional celebration of the historic,
cultural and natural treasures of the Essex National Heritage Area, September
17-19 and 24-26. Site host outreach and sponsorship solicitation for Trails & Sails events has begun. Help keep Trails & Sails a FREE event. New, low-cost
opportunities exist to tie your business to the 30,000+ visitors to the Trails
& Sails website through on-line and printed guide sponsorship.
We invite any heritage organization or business to consider offering a unique,
free event that provides residents and visitors the chance to connect and
experience your special place. It's a great way to build public awareness and
audience for your cause, mission and organization. If you have ideas for a possible Trails & Sails site,
tour, lecture or workshop, please contact Mary Williamson with details or returning hosts can log in to confirm your contact information here.
Essex Heritage Legislative & Municipal Leader Breakfast A Success!
A broad cross section of regional elected officials and business leaders representing a majority of Essex County's cities and towns, gathered at the Marriott Hotel in Peabody for an update on Essex Heritage activities and strategic priorities on Monday morning, January 25. The audience received a federal update from Congressman John F. Tierney, the meeting's keynote speaker. Attendees included Mayors, Town Managers, Administrators and Selectmen from the 34 cities and towns within the Essex National Heritage Area, state officials, regional partners and business leaders. All were provided an opportunity to network and share concerns before and after the formal program, highlighting Essex Heritage activities past, present and future. Read the complete press release (pdf)...
|Thank you Heritage Hero Honorary Committee Members!
Enthusiastic community support is spreading for the 2010
Essex Heritage Hero Award Dinner. An
exceptional line-up of community leaders have come together to serve as the
Event Honorary Committee, helping to draw audience, sponsorship and prestige to
The Provident Bank,
headquartered in Amesbury, has demonstrated its generous support as Presenting
Sponsor. Provident Bank President & CEO, Charlie Cullen, an Essex Heritage
Trustee, who enjoys long-standing friendships with this year's honorees, will
serve as the event Master of Ceremonies. Plans are underway to toast 2010
Heroes Nick Costello, Maria Miles and Byron Matthews with a celebration of
their community contributions on Thursday, May 20th at the Tupelo Music Hall,
Salisbury. Information regarding additional sponsorship opportunities is available here (pdf).
|Whear Joins the ENHC Board of Trustees
The Essex Heritage
Board of Trustees recently elected Bruce
Whear, President/Owner of Wire 4 Hire, Inc., to complete the three year term of Newburyport businessman David Hall.
Wire 4 Hire is a well-established electrical contracting company in
Salem, MA, specializing in a full range of
and commercial work. Bruce and his company are involved in many local
organizations, including the
Contractors Consortium, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem, Marblehead Little
Theatre, Salem Chamber of Commerce, and the Salem and District Rotaries. Bruce is an
accomplished local actor, talented improvisational comedian and sought after
speaker who brings both experienced business acumen and an entertaining personal
style to his many community interests and activities. Welcome aboard Bruce!
2010 Photo Contest Guidelines Announced
Essex Heritage is pleased to announce the 2010 Essex Heritage Photo Contest! All
photographers are welcome to submit images that capture the essence of the Essex National Heritage Area or
speak to Essex Heritage's role in preserving the historic, cultural and
natural treasures of Essex County. All photographs must be taken
within the Essex National Heritage Area and represent one of the four
Contest Categories. Read the complete Rules &
Regulations then send in an entry form to win! Check out the Photo Safari schedule. Safaris are a great opportunity to take your award winning shot! For more information click here...
Northeast Document Conservation CenterIt is time to register for spring 2010 workshops! NEDCC Preservation Services staff and conservators
offer a variety of workshops and other presentations each year to help cultural institutions
preserve their valuable collections. Unless otherwise noted, workshops are held at Northeast Document Conservation Center at 100 Brickstone Square, on the 4th floor in Andover, MA, from 9:00AM - 3:30PM. For more information and to register for workshops, visit their website.
Workshops offered this spring include:
Preservation of Scrapbooks Tuesday, March 9
Basic Paper Repair Wednesday, March 10
Preservation of Oversize Materials Thursday, March 11
Metadata Basics Tuesday, March 16
Disaster Planning with dPlan™ Lite Wednesday, March 17
(at Merrimack College)
Testing Your Disaster Plan Thursday, March 18
Writing Successful Grant Proposals Wednesday, March 24
Essex County Greenbelt Association Recent Land Acquisition in RowleyEssex County Greenbelt acquired 106 acres of land off Hillside Street and Weldon Farm Road in Rowley on December 11, 2009. The property, which will be known as the Great Swamp Brook Reservation, was purchased from the East Boston Savings Bank. Great Swamp Brook contains significant wildlife habitat and important water resources, which will now be permanently protected by Greenbelt.
Greenbelt's interest in acquiring the property was driven by its excellent wildlife habitat, high quality water resources, its size, and potential to provide passive recreational and educational opportunities. Read the complete press release (pdf)...
Read About the RegionCongratulations
to local author, Ghlee Woodworth, recent recipient of three awards from the New England Book Festival. Woodworth's awards include: Runner-up book of 2009; Best
book design of 2009; and Runner-up Biography/Autobiography, for her recent
published book, Tiptoe Through the Tombstones, Oak Hill Cemetery, Volume 1. You
may know Ghlee if you were lucky enough to experience her Cemetery tour in Newburyport during Trails
& Sails. Her book documents the historic cemetery and 70+ individuals
buried there. Ghlee continues the much loved history walks and tours that her
late father began and her book documents fascinating details. For information
on obtaining a copy of Ghlee's book please email her.
Tom may be in Florida, but Essex County is never far from his heart or thoughts! Keep up with Tom and Essex Heritage on his blog where he shares his experiences and reports on Essex Heritage news, regional events and happenings. Visit Tom's blog here.
by Tom Leonard
Where in Essex County?
If this image looks familiar, you're right. This is the same photo used here last month. Do you think you know where in Essex County this picture was taken? There were lots of guesses last month, but none of them right. Be the first to let us know and win a mug! Email us with your answer. Click on image to see larger version.