JANUARY 2015  
Essex Heritage Partnership Grant Program Announced!
2014 Partnership Grant Project:
Highlands Through Immigration, Lynn

Essex Heritage is pleased to announce the availability of matching seed grants for Essex County organizations through our Partnership Grant Program! Read on...

And the Winners of the 2014 Photo Contest Are...
People's Choice Winner: Winnekenni Castle, Haverhill by Alison Colby-Campbell
People's Choice Winner: Winnekenni Castle by
Alison Colby-Campbell

The results are in, and now we're delighted to show you the images that won the 2014 Photo Contest! From rocky coasts and harbors, to rural farms, historic downtowns and parks, photographers of all ages vividly captured a variety of the special places in Essex County for their award-winning submissions. Read on and see all the winning shots...
Nowhere Else
Campaign Update

Map of Giving in Essex County

Thank you to all who have participated in our year-end challenge to receive additional membership support from all 34 cities and towns in Essex County! Has your city or town been represented? It's not too late to show your support and make your mark on our map. Read on...

Essex Heritage Hero
Award Dinner
May 7, 2015 at Danversport Yacht Club

Plans to honor the 2015 Essex Heritage Heroes are underway and we anticipate an exciting evening at the seventh Essex Heritage Hero Award Dinner. Celebrate with us -- read on for sponsorship opportunities and ticketing information.

Essex Heritage is grateful to the businesses that have made an early sponsorship commitment to the 2015 Heritage Hero Event. A special thank you to Presenting Sponsor, the Institution for Savings, and Major Sponsors, New England Biolabs and Cell Signaling Technology.

2015 Essex Heritage Hero Award Dinner Presenting Sponsor
Educating Educators
Heritage Education Update

What happens when staff from 8 National Parks get together with teachers from Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Maryland, and Massachusetts, as well as Essex County community partners? Read on...

Partnership Grant Spotlight

Danvers Historical Society
How do you celebrate a 125th anniversary? If you're the Danvers Historical Society, you take one, very popular 29-year old history education program and make it ever better for 300 third graders. Read on...

Peabody Students Invite World War II Veterans to Breakfast

Heritage Education Update

Find out how two Peabody high school teachers worked with their students and community partners to host a breakfast and oral history project with over 100 local veterans last month in conjunction with their Park for Every Classroom project. Read on...
Special Thanks to Our Corporate Members

Essex Heritage extends special thanks to our new and renewing Corporate Members -- businesses who believe in our mission.

Sustainer Circle

Benefactor Circle

Supporter Circle

In This Issue
Partnership Grant Program
Photo Contest Winners!
Nowhere Else Campaign
Essex Heritage Hero Award
Educating Educators
Partnership Grant Sportlight
Heritage Education Update
Thanks, Corporate Members!
Essex Heritage & Featured Partner Events
North of Boston Tourism Summit
January 30


Slated for Friday, January 30 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Danvers, the daylong event attracts a wide spectrum of the region's tourism-oriented businesses, organizations and agencies. Read on and register...

Heritage Happenings


Saturday, February 7, 2 PM

Writing with History in Mind



2nd Fridays, January 9 thru November 13, 7 - 9 PM

Onion Town Variety Show 



Saturday, January 10

10 AM - 1 PM

Family Fun Day: The Fishing Families of Gloucester

Wednesday, January 21
7:30 PM


Friday, January 16, 12:30 PM

Ziptour! The Lynn Museum Shoe Medallion



Saturday, January 10

3 - 9 PM


Saturday, January 24, 3 PM
Free Community Event: Next Generation Recital



Saturdays, January 17 thru February 28, 2 - 3 PM

Phillips Favorites: Winter Weekends


Tuesday, January 27, 6 PM

A Storm of Witchcraft: A Lecture by Emerson "Tad" Baker



Sunday, January 31, 1 - 4 PM
Groundhog Day Extravaganza



2nd Friday of each month

10:30 AM

M is for Museum

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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 to raise the visibility of the Essex National Heritage Area, all its special places, and our ongoing activities. Articles that are 150 words or less and fit the 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.