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Essex Heritage & Featured Partner Events

Save the Date!
October 7

Heritage Happenings
AMESBURY
Wednesday, June 23
2-5 PM

Sunday, June 26
12-2 PM

ANDOVER
Saturdays, June 18 thru October 8
DANVERS
Monday, June 20
5-8 PM

Saturday, June 25
10 AM-3 PM

ESSEX
Saturdays,  9 AM-12 PM

GLOUCESTER
Friday, June 24
4-5 PM

HAMILTON
Sundays, thru August 7
5-7 PM

IPSWICH
Tuesday, June 21
6-9 PM

NEWBURYPORT
Sundays, 9 AM-1 PM

NORTH ANDOVER
Sunday, July 10, 1 PM
SALEM
Thursday, June 23 & 30
12-12:30 PM

Throughout
ESSEX COUNTY
1st Saturdays thru October 
17th Century Saturdays
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JUNE 2016 
Meet the New Lighthouse Keepers!
Bakers Island Light Update

We are thrilled to open Bakers Island Light Station to the public for a second summer and to welcome new volunteer light keepers, Brenda and Bill Simmons!  Bill and Brenda are experienced Lighthouse Keepers from Maryland. Bill is a retired Park Ranger and Brenda operated her own store. They both enjoy meeting new people, experiencing various cultures and expanding horizons. Be sure you say "Hi!" when you go see the light!  Climb aboard  Naumkeag for an escorted, guided tour to Bakers Island Light Station! Boats go through Labor Day.   Learn more and get your tickets.
Find Your Story
Spring Into Summer Submission Deadline: June 30

We're looking for videos, photos, or audio recordings about YOUR favorite place in the Essex National Heritage Area to celebrate spring! 

Get creative, have some fun while you #FindYourStory with your family and friends, then share your story   to help us celebrate our 20th anniversary and the National Park Service Centennial. Take the "Spring Into Summer Challenge" to win new prizes and nominate your favorite place to win $500 in support of their work. Learn more.
Park for Every Classroom Celebration
Heritage Education Update

Teachers from across Essex County came together on June 8th to celebrate the innovative ways they got students out of the classroom and into their communities at the Park for Every Classroom Showcase.  Find our more!
Border to Boston Trail in Boxford
Partnership Grant Spotlight

Employing the graphic style already used by four contiguous trail communities, the Boxford Border to Boston Trail Committee installed two informational kiosks along its recently opened section of the emerging 30-mile Border to Boston Trail. The visual materials enhance the public's safety and provide directional and cultural information on the railroad's history and its surrounding sites. In all, seven of the nine Border to Boston Trail communities feature branded interpretive displays funded, in part, with Essex Heritage grants.
120 by June 20! Spring Membership Challenge
To kick off our 20th anniversary year, we need your help reaching our goal of renewing 120 members by the end of the day today, June 20.  We're so close! 
Trail s & Sails 2016 Planning Reminder
September 16-18 & 23-25, 2016

Submit Trails & Sails Events!
Trails & Sails 2016 planning is underway! Now's the time  to get involved as an event host -- the deadline to submit events for the printed guide is coming up on June 30.  Email Emily to get involved or for more information.
Special Thanks to Our Corporate Members
Essex Heritage extends special thanks to our new and renewing Corporate Members !
 
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