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Campaign Update

At the end of last year, we asked you to participate in our year-end fundraising drive by renewing or increasing your membership, OR by donating at any amount... With your help, we received donations from 80% of the county and a great deal of support from our friends in other neighborhoods!  THANK YOU. Read on...

Photo Contest Awards


On a snowy night, the re-scheduled Essex Heritage Photo Contest prize winners were recognized at a celebratory reception at the Canon Gallery at Hunt's Photo & Video. Essex Heritage President Jack Good and Director Annie Harris were pleased to present the prizes in four categories to the intrepid prize winners, most of whom braved mountains of snow to attend. See photos of the event.

Along the Coastal
Scenic Byway

The 90-mile coastal route from Lynn to Salisbury


Byway Signage Project Advances

Essex Heritage and engineering firm GPI, Inc. of Wilmington recently completed preliminary plans for a directional signage system along the entire route of the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway. Produced in consultation with municipal officials in the 14 byway communities, the signs will help visitors and residents better access and experience the region's unique destinations and visitor services.

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 Essex Heritage Hero Award Dinner. To celebrate with us at this "can't miss" event, purchase your tickets online.

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. We've also received table sponsorships from our partners in preservation, The Trustees of Reservations and North Shore Bank! Read on for sponsorship opportunities and ticketing information. 

2015 Essex Heritage Hero Award Dinner Presenting Sponsor
Partnership Grant Spotlight

Lynn Museum

How does a small museum begin to foster meaningful connections between its collections and an increasingly diverse community? If you're the Lynn Museum, you take on a translation project to produce Spanish and Russian language materials about the museum's permanent exhibits and promotional materials. The project will aid the museum in its quest to reach and engage the Spanish and Russian-speaking residents who now make up over 30% of the city's population. Learn more about the Lynn Museum.

Winter Birding Weekend!

February 27 - March 1, 2015


Cape Ann is known worldwide for its exciting concentrations of winter seabirds, and birdwatchers from New England and beyond flock to Cape Ann to participate in the Cape Ann Winter Birding Weekend, a three-day festival of events for all ages and skill levels to learn about and encounter these birds. Learn more and see the full list of events at www.capeannwinterbirds.info.
Alliance of National Heritage Areas at Capitol Hill


This month, Essex Heritage CEO Annie Harris went to Washington, DC, to meet with legislators and attend the annual meeting of The Alliance of National Heritage Areas -- where the National Park Service summarized the collective accomplishments of the National Heritage Areas over this past year, and the Congressional Caucus for National Heritage Areas announced that new legislation has been filed to strengthen the NHA program. 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.

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In This Issue
Essex Heritage & Featured Partner Events
Heritage Happenings



February 17 - 20

Family Week at Cabot House



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


Saturday, February 28

4 - 6 PM

Sunday, February 22, 10 AM

Friday, February 27
10 - 11 AM

Saturday, February 28
11 AM - 1 PM


Saturday, March 7

11 AM - 2 PM

International Women's Day Celebration

Sunday, March 15
1 - 3 PM



Saturdays, February 28

2 - 3 PM

Phillips Favorites: Winter Weekends


Wednesday, February 25

7 - 8 PM



Saturdays & Sundays
February 28; 
March 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 

Weekend Maple Sugaring Tours



Sunday, March 22, 12 PM



2nd Friday of each month

10:30 AM

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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.