Essex Heritage & Featured Partner Events
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, July 21
Photo Safari: Nikon
1pm-5pm - Register
Saturday, August 4
Photo Safari: Canon
Saturdays in the summer
10:00am - 2:00pm
Saturdays in the summer
12:30 - 3:30pm
Mondays, June 11 -
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Beverly Farmers Market
July 31, August 1, August 2
Beverly Historical Society Walking Tours
Saturday, August 25
Greenbelt's 3rd Annual Trail Run
Saturday, August 11
Essex Youth Triathlon
6:00 - 8:00pm
The Schooner Adventure narrated Historic Harbor Tour
Sunday, September 16
12:00 - 5:00pm
A New England Agricultural Event
Marblehead Maritime Festival
Coast Guard City Celebration
August 8, 15, 22
Waterfront Movie Series
June 7 - July 16
Rockport Chamber Music Festival
Thursdays through December 20
3:00 - 7:00pm
Salem Farmers Market
Save the date!
The Salem Award re-dedication of the Witch Trials Memorial
Saturday August 11, 25
Salisbury Beach State Reservation
Summer Concert Series
Mondays and Thursdays
The Community House of Hamilton & Wenham
Sing and dance with Music Man Brian Dozer!
Essex Heritage Receives NPF Grant
The Essex National Heritage Area has been selected, along with 48 national parks participating in the 2012 America's Best Idea program sponsored by the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks. Essex Heritage, in partnership with The House of Seven Gables in Salem, MA received a grant which will fund a new project titled "Making the Caribbean Connection" The goal of the project is to engage underserved Latino youth in discovering and telling the untold stories of Salem and the Caribbean. Read more!
Endicott Names The Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts
Endicott College recently announced the naming of their year-old arts building after local Rockport artist, Walter Manninen. Mr. Manninen has donated more than 200 pieces of artwork to the school. Read more!
Please like us on Facebook!
We are on Facebook. "Like" us to see what is going on in the Heritage Area. You can share your photos, events and other tips to enjoying our region. Find us on Facebook!
Salem Sound to Boston Kayaking Guide
Enjoy this guide which details information about 35 North Shore access sites, along with suggested paddling trails. Check out the guide!
Beverly's North Shore Music Theatre's 2012 Season Continues
Enjoy this award-winning theatre, nestled in the heart of Beverly. Enjoy "Annie", "9 to 5 The Musical" and much more! For tickets.
Newburyport's Waterfront Movie Series
Enjoy your favorite movies along the waterfront in scenic Newburyport. For more information.
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.
Please join today!
|Trails & Sails Update: Volunteer!
Thanks to new and returning event hosts, over 200 events have been scheduled for Trails & Sails 2012. YOU can also celebrate our region by volunteering at an event!
Trails & Sails is Essex Heritage's premier partnership event attracting over 4,000 people to events across Essex County, MA. We are looking for volunteers for Trails & Sails. Come help distribute program guides, help hosts with check-in and provide general support to event leaders. All tasks offer flexibility in scheduling and consideration of any physical limitations.
If you're energetic and love history, culture and the great outdoors, then this is an excellent opportunity to give back to your community, support local preservation efforts and learn more about your Heritage Area!
Please email Emily or call 978-740-0444 to volunteer!
Plot your course to fun and adventure online at www.trailsandsails.org when the site goes "live"
August 1, 2012!
Trails & Sails 2012 is generously sponsored by:
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.
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon, Topsfield
Join other gardening enthusiasts for small group meetings on Tuesday mornings April through October to work together in the gardens.
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.
More volunteer opportunities are listed online here!