JUNE 2012
In This Issue
Endecott Pear Tree Evening
Along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway
Captain of the Friendship
Trails & Sails 2012
Thanks to Corporate Members
Lifetime Achievent Award
Volunteer Corner

Essex Heritage & Featured Partner Events

Wednesday, June 20 
The House of the Seven Gables
Presents -
Strong Women at the Gables: Susannah Ingersoll and Her Role in the Business Community
115 Derby Street,
A lecture by Robin Woodman, Assistant for Harvard Art Museum Archaeological Exploration of the Sardis, Turkey Expedition on the life of Susannah Ingersoll.
Reservations required. Please contact (978) 744-0991 and let them know you are an Essex Heritage member. Admission: $10 for Essex Heritage and Seven Gables Members/ $15 Non-Members

2012 Photo Safaris

Experience inspiration through your lens this summer - attend an Essex National Heritage Area Photo Safari! Photographers of all levels can expand their skills with unlimited use of high-quality photo equipment during these visits to incredibly beautiful Essex National Heritage Area locations. For more information or to register click here or call (978) 740-0444. 


Saturday, June 16 

Photo Safari: Sigma

Saturday, June 30
Photo Safari: Tamron

Saturday, July 21
Photo Safari: Nikon
8am-12pm - Register
1pm-5pm - Register

Saturday, August 4
Photo Safari: Canon
8am-12pm - Register
1pm-5pm - Register
Heritage Happenings Article Block 



July 14

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Tall Ship BOUNTY Fundraiser 



June 21

7:00pm - 9:00pm 

A Soldier's Life: Civil War Reenactment by James Bedford 



Mondays, June 11 -
October 22

3:00pm - 7:00pm

Beverly Farmers Market 



June 15 - July 5

Danvers Family Festival 



June 15-17

Essex County Greenbelt's Art in the Barn 


June 24

4:00pm - 9:00pm

Essex County Greenbelt's Hoe Down & Happenin'  



June 27 - July 1

St. Peter's Fiesta 



June 17

ECTA Cup at Myopia Polo 



June 17

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Free Father's Day Concert at Winnekenni Castle 



June 23

11:00am - 5:00pm

Downtown Lynn Neighborhood Association's openDTL  



June 24

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Festival of the Arts Champagne Reception  



July 7


Riverfront Music Festival 


Save the Date - August 4

Coast Guard City Celebration 



June 7 - July 16  

Rockport Chamber Music Festival 



June 16


Schooner FAME Celestial Navigation 



June 30 - July 1

6th Annual Sand & Sea Festival 



Friday, July 6

10:00am - 4:00pm

Free Fun Friday at the Wenham Museum

Quick Links
The Endecott Pear Tree Evening


Tuesday, June 19, 6:00-8:00PM

Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care

102 Endicott Street, Danvers



Join us for an evening of pear-themed refreshments, a dedication of the pear tree and its scion, and a line-up of interesting speakers.


This event, held in collaboration with Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care, North Shore Medical Center, Danvers Historical Society and Essex Heritage features the oldest living fruit tree in North America. For tickets or more information click here.


For more information on the Endecott-Endicott family reunion please visit the Endecott-Endicott Association website.


Byway Rack Cards

Promotion of the byway recently received a boost with the distribution of a rack card. The colorful, two sided card directs readers to the byway website where they can learn about things to see and do in the byway region. 


Beverly's Lynch Park Carriage House Shines

Once the ocean front summer home of President Taft, Lynch Park in Beverly now features a newly renovated carriage house. Offering fabulous views, the city owned property can be rented for weddings and other events. For more information.

New Exhibit House Opens at Newbury Farm

The remarkable story of a Lithuanian's family life on a New England farm is chronicled in a new permanent exhibit at the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury. Read more! 

Announcing the First Captain of the Friendship!


Congratulations to the first permanent Captain of the Friendship, Jeremy Bumagin.  The Friendship is a replica of the 1797 East Indiaman that was captured in the war of 1812.  Today, you can tour and visit the Friendship at Derby Wharf.  Learn more about Friendship.

Submit Your Trails & Sails EventsENHA Logo


Event Submission Deadline: Friday, June 15!  

Do you want to bring new visitors to your site, build public awareness and audience for your cause, mission and organization, and further enhance your visibility on the North Shore? Host a free, fun Trails & Sails event to give residents and visitors the chance to connect and experience your special place! The deadline to submit events for the printed guide is tomorrow, Friday, June 15, 2012. Essex Heritage will be printing and distributing 7,000 guide this year - so don't wait!


If you would like to participate as an event host please email Emily or give us a call at 978-740-0444. We can help with ideas for a fun event to bring new visitors to you.


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.
This month, we offer thanks to Merrimack College, SBLI, Shatswell, MacLeod & Co. for their commitment as Sustainer Circle Members, and for their continued support of the mission and goals of Essex Heritage.

Please join today

Annie C. Harris Receives the 2012 MHC Lifetime Achievement Award


Last month, Annie Harris, Executive Director of Essex Heritage was presented with the 2012 Massachusetts Historical Commission's 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award by Secretary Galvin.  "The Massachusetts Historical Commission is proud to recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of this year's awardees," said Secretary Galvin. "For nearly 40 years, Ms. Harris has demonstrated outstanding preservation leadership and innovation at the local, state, and national levels, and has made significant contributions to the preservation of the Commonwealth's historic resources." For more information.

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.

Saturdays in the Spring

Schooner Adventure


Schooner Adventure is looking for volunteers to help paint the historic schooner. Call 978-281-8079 to help.

June 30 - July 4

Marblehead Festival of Arts


The summer Festival of the Arts is looking for volunteers. For information visit the website or call 781-639-ARTS.


More volunteer opportunities are listed online here

Wenham Museum Executive DiLindsay Diehlrector to Retire   


We send a heartfelt THANK YOU to Ms. Lindsay Diehl, Executive Director of the Wenham Museum for her six years as Executive Director of the Wenham Museum. For more information.

 Thank YOU Corporate Members!   
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