APRIL 2015   
RSVP for Essex Heritage's 
Annual Spring Meeting
Thursday, April 16, Lawrence

Join us at our Annual Spring Meeting on Thursday, April 16, from 8 - 10 AM, in the historic Everett Mills in Lawrence. The agenda will include the announcement of the Essex Heritage Partnership Grant recipients, and more! Learn more and RSVP. 
Along the Coastal
Scenic Byway

The 90-mile coastal route from Lynn to Salisbury


Watch Scenic Byway Video

Get your motor running by checking out this video  featuring images of the byway experience.


Order 2015 Byway Rack Cards

Hot off the press. The colorful rack cards are a great way to promote the North Shore's "Main Street." Email us to get a stack!


Marblehead Becomes CLG  

The Town of Marblehead was recently approved as a Certified Local Government, making it eligible to compete for federal preservation planning grants through the Massachusetts Historical Commission.

Heritage Hero Who's Who
Heritage Hero Award Dinner: May 7

We would like to express our gratitude to the incredible Essex Heritage Hero Honorary Committee Members! Please join us at the Essex Heritage Hero Award Dinner on May 7. Read on for toast, ticket, and sponsorship opportunities.

2015 Essex Heritage Hero Award Dinner Presenting Sponsor
With thanks to all of our  2015 Heritage Hero sponsors!
Calling All Teachers!

Park for Every Classroom This August!


This summer the Park for Every Classroom (PEC) workshop returns to Salem Maritime National Historic Site, August 3 - 7! Co-sponsored by the National Park Service, this workshop is a FREE professional development program for educators of all grade levels and disciplines based on the educational approach of Place-Based Service Learning. Learn more and register.

Border to Boston 
Trail Branding
Partnership Grant Spotlight

Working in close collaboration, the contiguous communities of Topsfield, Wenham, and Danvers are set to install informational kiosks along approximately seven miles of the publically accessibly Border to Boston Trail. In addition to a unified look and regional map, the visual materials will enhance the public's safety and provide historic and cultural background information on the railroad and surrounding sites. The consistent graphic and interpretive style of the materials will be replicated elsewhere on the emerging 30-mile trail from Salisbury to Peabody.
Trails & Sails
Trails & Sails
Planning Time


Wanted: Trails & Sails Events

Trails & Sails 2015 planning is underway! Now's the time to get involved as an event host. Email Emily to get involved or for more information. All prior-year hosts will be emailed soon. 


Trails & Sails 2015 is generously sponsored by:

Essex Heritage Hosts Regional Education Forum
Heritage Education Update

Last month, Essex Heritage and the National Park Service hosted our third Regional Education Forum "Exploring Education and Essex Resources"! Held at the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology in Andover, nearly 40 forum attendees met to share best practices for engaging their students with "real work." Read on.
History Day Winners

For over a decade, Essex Heritage has supported students participating in Massachusetts History Day.
Essex Heritage Trustee Emeritus Richard St. Pierre once again attended the competition to present the awards. Congratulations to all the winners from the Northeast Region, as well as the other students who competed!
Special Thanks to Our Corporate Members

These new and renewing
Corporate Members are committed to Essex Heritage's mission of connecting with our community through engagement with the historic places that make Essex County unique -- and we are grateful for their support!


Sustainer Circle

Supporter Circle

In This Issue
Essex Heritage & Featured Partner Events
Thursday, April 16
8 - 10 AM
Saturday, April 25
1 - 3 PM

Sunday, April 26
10 AM - 2 PM

Saturday, May 2
1:30 - 5:30 PM

Sunday, May 3
3 - 5 PM

Thursday, May 7
5:30 - 8:30 PM

Save the Date!
Wednesday, May 20
5:30 PM
Exciting news coming soon! Join us on May 20, 5:30 PM, at Salem Beer Works to enjoy a special brew, delicious pub food, and learn about an exclusive way YOU can save a historic lighthouse! Check our Facebook for more info soon!
Heritage Happenings

Sunday, April 12, 2 PM


Wednesday, April 29, 6 PM

Walking Tour of Lothrop Street



Friday, April 107 - 9 PM


Saturday, April 11

11 AM - 4 PM



Wednesday, April 22

9 AM - 3 PM



Saturday, April 11, 7:30 PM


Sunday, May 9,10 AM - 1 PM

Saturday, April 25
8:30 AM - 1 PM

Wednesday, April 15
7:30 PM

April 24 - 26


Wednesday, April 22

1 - 3 PM



Saturday, April 18

9 AM - 2:30 PM

Ask the Experts - A Primer on Dendrochronology

Saturday, April 11
10 AM - 2 PM

Sunday, April 12, 1 - 3 PM


Saturday, April 11

9:30 AM - 12 PM

378th Anniversary of the First Muster



Saturday, April 18

9 AM - 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.