JULY 2012
In This Issue
Essex Heritage Receives NPF Grant
The Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts
Along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway
Thanks to Corporate Members
Trails & Sails 2012
Volunteer Corner

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
8am-12pm - Register
1pm-5pm - Register

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

Heritage Happenings Article Block 



Saturdays in the summer

10:00am - 2:00pm

Farmers Market



Saturdays in the summer

12:30 - 3:30pm

Farmers Market



Mondays, June 11 -
October 22

3:00pm - 7:00pm

Beverly Farmers Market 


July 31, August 1, August 2


Beverly Historical Society Walking Tours


Beverly Farms

Saturday, August 25


Greenbelt's 3rd Annual Trail Run



Saturday, August 11

Essex Youth Triathlon



August 10

6:00 - 8:00pm

The Schooner Adventure narrated Historic Harbor Tour



Sunday, September 16

12:00 - 5:00pm

Tattersall Farm

A New England Agricultural Event



August 3-12

Marblehead Maritime Festival



August 4

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!

September 9

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!

Quick Links
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 

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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

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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.
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This month, we offer thanks to The Community House of Hamilton & Wenham for joining as a Corporate Member at the Sustainer Circle Level.  

Please join today

Trails & Sails Update: Volunteer!ENHA Logo


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.

Gardeners Wanted!

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

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News from the Essex National Heritage Area is a monthly electronic newsletter for members, non members and site partners of Essex Heritage. Our mission is to raise the visibility of the Essex National Heritage Area and all its historical, cultural and natural resources, and promote our ongoing activities. Articles that are 150 words or less and fit the editorial scope of our newsletter may be submitted to Essex Heritage for publication. We reserve the right to select an article or portion of an article whose content is found appropriate and edit it for publication.

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