Essex Heritage & Featured Partner Events
Save the Date!
The Salem Award re-dedication of the Salem Witch Memorial. Learn more.
The Executives and Officers of TD Bank & Essex Heritage invite you to attend the TRAILS & SAILS KICK-OFF RECEPTION
Wed., September 12
175 Cabot St, Beverly
Experience a Taste of TRAILS & SAILS! Join TD Bank, Essex Heritage and the Beverly Historical Society for an interpretive walk through Beverly's history, followed by cocktails and treats. This event is FREE and open to the public, but reservations are required. RSVP by email or phone 978-740-0444. Learn more.
TRAILS & SAILS
September 21-23 &
Explore Essex County's cultural, historic and natural sites during two weekends of 150+ FREE events. Search the online event listing and plot your course here
Friday, October 26
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Featured Partner Event
The Andover Historical Society Presents:
Trials and Taverns with Dr. Emerson Baker
97 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810
Salem State University historian Dr. Emerson Baker will discuss the bewitched and debauched Quaker tavern at the center of his book, The Devil of Great Island: Witchcraft and Conflict in Early New England. Baker will also explore what early tavern culture was like. What were the preferred alcoholic beverages and tavern games during the Salem witch trials? Come join us for a drink and find out. Learn more.
Saturdays in the summer
10:00am - 2:00pm
(raindate September 6)
2:00 - 4:00pm
Whittier Home Association Tea Parties in the Poet's Garden
Saturdays in the summer
12:30 - 3:30pm
Wednesday, October 3
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Andover Historical Society presents Medicine or Magic? Herbs of the Early Colonists
Saturday, August 18
2:00 - 4:00pm
All Shook Up at the North Shore Music Theatre
Mondays through October 22
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Beverly Farmers Market
Saturday, August 25
Greenbelt's 3rd Annual Trail Run
August 18, 9:00am
Danvers Bi-Peds Monthly Open Space Hike
6:00 - 8:00pm
The Schooner Adventure narrated Historic Harbor Tour
Mondays & Thursdays
The Community House of Hamilton & Wenham
Sign and Dance with Music Man Brian Dozer
Sunday, September 16
12:00 - 5:00pm
A New England Agricultural Event
Monday, September 3
12:00pm - 6:00pm
Bread & Roses Labor Day Festival
Thursday, August 16
The Lynn Museum & Historical Society presents a free screening of "Enemies of the People"
Marblehead Maritime Festival
Wednesday August 15 & 22
8:00 - 10:00pm
Waterfront Movie Series
July - August
Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series
10:30am - 6:00pm
Pick Your Own Flowers at The Flower Fields at Stevens-Coolidge Place
April - September
Celebrating 400 Years of Anne Bradstreet
Saturday, August 18
Race for Salem Sound: 7th Annual Swim & Fin
Thursdays through December 20
3:00 - 7:00pm
Salem Farmers Market
Saturday August 25
Salisbury Beach State Reservation
Summer Concert Series
Saturday, August 25 (rain date August 26)
10:00am - 3:00pm
40th Annual Wenham Family Festival and Craft Fair
National Park Foundation Grant - Update
Last month we told you about the grant that Essex Heritage, in partnership with The House of Seven Gables received from the National Park Foundation. Thanks to this grant, 12 youth from Salem have been learning about their heritage, and helping us understand key Caribbean connections here in Salem. In mid-July, the youth met with Michael Quijano-West, Superintendent of Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites as he engaged with the students in a morning of conversation - in Spanish!
The project called "Making the Caribbean Connection" to engage Latino youth in discovering and telling the untold stories of Salem and the Caribbean. Read more!
TD Charitable Foundation Grant - Update
Thanks to TD Charitable Foundation, Essex Heritage received a grant to hire 3 additional under-engaged youth to work at Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites. This is part of an ongoing collaborative effort between Essex Heritage and the national park service.
The youth are engaging, responsible and enjoying their time. One student, Richard Pingree, a resident at the Plummer Home for Boys in Salem, MA commented that the "most interesting part about working at the park site is that I have the opportunity to work outside and do landscaping." The Plummer Home began operating in 1855 by Caroline Plummer.
Richard picking beets at
Appleton Farms, Ipswich
In 1955, it transformed from a reform school to a home for boys. Their stories are gripping, but the Plummer Home gives the boys a second chance, the support they need, and ultimately the family that they are lacking.
When asked if he had been to a national park, Richard responded "I have not been to a national park at this point in my life. I don't find much interest in history, but if I have the opportunity to work hard and meet good people, I will take it." So far, he is working hard and meeting people in the national parks, while also spending time working at Appleton Farms in Ipswich through a collaboration with The Trustees of Reservations.
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Plot your course to fun & adventure online at www.trailsandsails.org!
The Trails & Sails event listing is now LIVE, online! Check out the listing of 150+ unique historic, cultural and outdoor events that have been scheduled for this year's Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks and Water, September 21-23 & September 28-30, 2012!
Log in to take advantage of all online features, search events, bookmark your favorites and up your chances of winning one of two Novara hybrid bikes from REI!
Looking for a printed guide to Trails & Sails?
After September 3, there are three ways to get your hands on a printed guide:
Trails & Sails 2012 is generously sponsored by:
Thanks to Corporate Members
A special thank you to our new and renewing corporate members who generously support our mission to preserve and promote the Heritage Area.
We are so thankful for our renewing
Sustainer Circle Level members Salem Five Charitable Foundation and the Institution for Savings.
Please join today!
Essex Heritage Staff Update
It is with fondness that Essex Heritage wishes Elizabeth Rankin, our beloved employee for 7 years a fond farewell. Elizabeth handled Essex Heritage's membership program and graphic design, but has decided to stay at home with her beautiful son. We will miss her, but wish her all the best!
Emily Levin has been promoted to Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications! Emily has been with Essex Heritage for over three years, and will excel in her new role!
In addition, Jill Ennis has taken the job as Administrative Assistant. Jill has been a fabulous intern with us since the spring, and she brings with her a wealth of business and technical expertise.
The team at Essex Heritage thanks you for your support. Please call on us anytime!
Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester launches new website
The Cape Ann Museum announced the launch of their new and very fabulous website. Check it out!
Heritage Area Volunteer Opportunities
Essex Heritage is pleased to highlight interesting and fun volunteer opportunities from around the Heritage Area. If you would like to share volunteer opportunities, please send them to us.
Volunteer to maintain plantings along the causeway.
If you can help out, contact Bob Coviello at Main Street Antiques (1-978-768-7039) or email.
Trails & Sails
September 21-23 & 28-30, 2012
Across Essex County
Looking for volunteers to provide extra event support at Trails & Sails events over the two weekends of festivities. Please email Emily or call 978-740-0444 to volunteer!
More volunteer opportunities are listed online here!
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