Give It A Shot! Photo Contest Deadline Approaching
Submit by December 1!

Hey, hot shot! All photographers are invited to submit images into the Essex National Heritage Area Photo Contest to win some amazing prizes! Learn more and submit by December 1 to win!
Bakers Island
Summer Success!

Our first season is done -- and what a season it was! More than 1,000 people visited the lighthouse aboard our new landing craft Naumkeag, the exterior of the lighthouse was completely renovated, great progress was made on repairing the Assistant Keeper's House and both houses had instant hot water systems installed, new paths were cut through the underbrush and a rare rose mallow was found by the pond! Now that the houses are closed up, the boats are pulled, we're making plans for next summer. Stay tuned!
Trails & Sails Terrific

Another top-notch year for Trails & Sails! THANK YOU to all the event hosts, volunteers, participants, and our sponsor, Eastern Bank, for making the 14th annual Trails & Sails such a terrific success! We could not present this event without all of your enthusiasm!

How was your Trails & Sails?
Please help us make Trails & Sails better and better by taking this brief online survey. Bonus: complete the survey by November 20 to win a prize!

Trails & Sails is generously sponsored by:
Along the Coastal 
Scenic Byway
Byway Sign Contract Inked
Essex Heritage recently signed a contract paving the way for a Spring 2016 installation of directional signs along the entire byway route.

19th Century Byway Cyclists
Check out this fun article about some pioneering cyclists pedaling on the future scenic byway!
Marine Science & Maritime Heritage at Maritime Gloucester
Partnership Grant Spotlight

With the goal of connecting summertime visitors to Gloucester's maritime traditions and unique ecology, Maritime Gloucester offered an enhanced variety of drop-in activities at its waterfront campus. Overseen by volunteers, the hands-on, experiential programming included knot-tying, rope making, sea-faring board games, navigation tools, "plein air" painting demonstrations, mini boat building, historic films, fish feeding, "mug ups" with local fishermen, mast rigging, fish filleting demonstration, animal artifact showcase and net making.
Students Get Out of the Classroom, Into Museums!
Heritage Education Update

Find out why these Danvers students are so excited about history class. Read on.
Thank Yu for a great Membership Month!
We did it -- we smashed last year's membership month record thanks to new and renewing members! YOUR support, combined with our dedication, is what makes the Essex National Heritage Area an exceptional place, a place we're proud to call home, and a place where people continue to treasure America's great stories. Thank you, thank you!

It is never too late to join! Become the newest member of Essex Heritage.
Special Thanks to 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 ever grateful for their support!

Corporate Light Keepers Circle

Corporate Sustainer Circle

Corporate Benefactor Circle

Corporate Supporter Circle

In This Issue
Essex Heritage & Featured Partner Events
Thursday, November 12
Tuesday, November 17

November 21, 8:30 AM
Move It event!

November 21, 9:00 AM
Move It event!

Saturday, December 5
10 AM
Move It event!
Heritage Happenings

November 14 & 15

Saturday, December 5
12-2 PM

Saturday, November 28, 8PM

Saturday, December 12
11 AM-3 PM

December 1-5
Tuesday December 1
4-6:30 PM

Saturday, November 14
11 AM-2 PM

Thursday, November 12

Saturday, November 28
9 AM-2:30 PM

Saturday, November 14
5-11 PM

Thursday, December 3
12-2 PM

November 13 - 29

Saturday, November 28
10 AM-12 PM
Saturday, November 14
7 PM

Thursday, November 19
7 PM

Thursday, November 12
6-8 PM
Sunday, November 22

Thursday, November 26
November 20 & 21
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 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.