AUGUST 2015 
Get on the Boat!
Climb aboard Naumkeag for an escorted, guided tour to Bakers Island Light Station! Boats go through Labor Day. Learn more and get your tickets.

Bakers Island Lighthouse Restored!
The exterior of the 1821 Bakers Island Lighthouse has been restored! Learn more about the restoration.
Trails & Sails Events Schedule
Online NOW!
September 18-20 & 25-27, 2015

The 2015 Trails & Sails event listing is up online! Check out all 150+ FREE adventures and plot your course at


Trails & Sails is generously sponsored by:

Along the Coastal 
Scenic Byway

Byway Signage Project Out to Bid
Essex Heritage has solicited bids for the fabrication and installation of directional signs along the entire 90-mile byway route. Read More.
New Video Promotes Essex
The Essex Merchants Group has released a new video highlighting the diversity of town's cultural attractions. Watch Video.
Newburyport Mobile Tour Launched  
The City of Newburyport's Clipper Heritage Trail has been expanded by the addition of a new Essex Heritage grant-funded citywide mobile tour. Tour Link.
Annual Fall Meeting
Save the Date: Thursday, October 15, 8-10 AM

Join us at our Annual Fall Meeting for a morning of engagement at one of the North Shore's oldest and most majestic playhouses: The Cabot in Beverly! Learn more.

Nominate a Pioneer in Partnership (PIP)! 
Learn more and download a 2015 PIP Nomination Form (.doc) to submit a nomination.
2015 Photo Contest: 
Shoot, Enter, Win!

Hey, hot shots! The 2015 Essex National Heritage Area Photo Contest info is now up online! 
Don't forget to snap photos while you're out soaking up some summer sun and enjoying the Heritage Area. Learn more.
Old North Burying Ground
Restoration Project
Partnership Grant Spotlight

With seed funding from Essex Heritage, the Ipswich Historical Commission recently completed a survey of several hundred headstones, the first phase of a multi-year restoration of the Old North Burying Ground, one of the oldest cemeteries in the country. Read more.
Salem at SEA Students Make Global Connections
Heritage Education Update
This summer, Salem At SEA students saw a problem across organizations in Salem: the lack of understanding and awareness between the immigrant and non-immigrant populations of Salem. Read on to learn how they worked to bridge the gap.
In This Issue
Essex Heritage & Featured Partner Events
Saturday, August 15
8:30 AM
Move It event!

Sunday, August 16
Move It event!

Monday, September 7
8 AM
Move It event!

September 18-20 &
September 25-27
* Track Move It miles from Trails & Sails events!
Heritage Happenings

Throughout Essex County

1st Saturdays thru October 

17th Century Saturdays

Thursdays thru August, 6 PM

Saturdays, June-October
10 AM-2 PM


2nd Fridays, June-October

10 AM-3 PM


August 15-16


Sunday, September 13

Tour de Greenbelt




Saturday, August 22

5:30 PM

Farm-to-Table Dinner at Green Meadow's Farm

Thursdays in August, 8 PM

Tuesdays, thru August
8-10 PM

Monday, September 7
12-5 PM


Saturdays, 7 PM & 

Sundays, 2 PM, thru August


Saturday, August  29, 10 AM



Saturday, August 22

10 AM-4 PM

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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.