2015 Nowhere Else Campaign
Essex Heritage is proud of where we live. With friends like you, we work to create a community who rallies around the thousands of historic, cultural, and natural places that were crucial in shaping our nation; the places that led to this region's designation as a National Heritage Area; the places that make Essex County like nowhere else.

As we set our sights on 2016, we are asking for your support so that we can achieve our year-end goal of obtaining support from all 34 Essex County communities, so that we may continue to directly reinvest in those communities. Make your mark on our map: please join or donate to the Nowhere Else Campaign online today. 
Trails & Sails "People's Choice Awards"

Essex Heritage is grateful to the dozens of organizations, event leaders and businesses that opened their doors and created amazing experiences for more than 5,500 people during Trails & Sails this year! Every year, we applaud their enthusiastic efforts by presenting the "People's Choice Awards" based on participant feedback. Read on to see which events were voted the top events of 2015!

Trails & Sails is generously sponsored by:
A Keeper's Christmas on 
Bakers Island Light Station

1936 Santa Flyover!
Fond memories of the famous Flying Santa and gifts from the Jubilee Yacht club are just some of the tales we've been told about the holiday season on Bakers Island. Former Coast Guard keepers have been kind enough to share these special stories.Check out this 1960s article from the Beverly Times.
Rollin', Rollin' On the River
Partnership Grant Spotlight

With Essex Heritage funding support, Lawrence Heritage State Park staff conducted free interpretive boat tours of the Merrimack River on eight Sundays during July and August. Offered in partnership with the Greater Lawrence Community Boating Program, the 1-1/2 hour narrated tours focused on the natural history of the Merrimack River, early settlement of the region, and vital role the river played in Lawrence's industrial development.
Eye on Education
Heritage Education Update

Last month, Essex Heritage hosted our fourth Regional Education Forum "Exploring Education and Essex Resources!" held in Danvers' adjoining sites, Endicott Park and Glen Magna Farms. Forum attendees met to share best practices for engaging their students using local sites. Read on.

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 ever grateful for their support!

Corporate Sustainer Circle

Corporate Benefactor Circle

Corporate Supporter Circle

In This Issue
Essex Heritage & Featured Partner Events
December 12, 1 PM

December 19, 8:30 AM

December 19, 11 AM

Friday, January 1
Join DCR Park Rangers and staff from area trails and reservations for FREE First Day Hikes. A perfect way to jump start the new year!
Heritage Happenings

December 16 & 17
6 PM

Thursday, December 31

Saturday, December 12

Sunday, December 13
3 PM

Saturday, December 12

Sunday, December 13

Sunday, December 13

Saturday, December 12

Saturday, December 19
7 PM

Sunday, December 13
Saturday, December 19
December 10 - 20
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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.