In This Issue
Essex Heritage & Featured Partner Events
Saturday, October 22
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Sunday, October 30
6:30 - 10:30 PM

Thru October, Various Dates & Times

Tuesday, November 15
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Thursday, November 17
8 AM - 4 PM

Tuesday, December 6
6 PM

Save the Date
April 5, 2017

Heritage Happenings
Sunday, November 20
1 - 3 PM

Thru November 6
Saturday, October 28

Saturday, October 22

Saturday, November 5
11 AM - 6 PM

Saturday, October 22

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TRAILBLAZER Nomination Deadline: November 30, 2016

We're 20!   Join us in celebrating all of the incredible partners and friends that we've spent the last two decades working with:  Help Essex Heritage identify the region's TRAILBLAZERS by nominating one today ! TRAILBLAZERS  will be celebrated at  TOAST the TRAILBLAZERS , Essex Heritage's 20th Anniversary Gala, on April 5, 2017 at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem.
Heritage Education Update

Join us on Tuesday, November 15, as we explore the educational offerings at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary with Mass Audubon, Topsfield Historical Society, and Ipswich River Watershed Association. Learn how you can utilize and adapt their educational programs to fit your own goals and mission.  Learn more and register.
Give it a Shot! Submit to the 2016 Photo Contest
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2016

2015 Grand Prize: Clamming on Plum Island by Judith Schneider
Hey, hot shot! Don't forget to snap photos for the 
2016 Essex National Heritage Area Photo Contest  while you're out and about in Essex County! Submit your entries by December 1 to win.  Learn more .

THANK YOU  to all Trails & Sails event hosts, participants, volunteers and our sponsors for making the 15th annual Trails & Sails such a terrific success! 

How was your Trails & Sails?  Please help us make Trails & Sails better and better by taking this brief online survey Bonus: c omplete the survey by November 18 to enter to win a prize!

And last but not least, we invite you to make Trails & Sails last all year long and ask you to help us keep Trails & Sails FREE: Become a member!

Trails & Sails 2016 is generously sponsored by:  Eastern Bank, Institution for Savings, and Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank.

Essex Heritage welcomed more than 100 business and community leaders from around Essex County to our Annual Fall Meeting on Thursday, October 20 at Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts. We were pleased to introduce new Trustees and Commissioners, and announce the 2016 Pioneer in Partnership Award recipients.  Read on.

With a focus on preserving large lived-in landscapes like the heritage area, over 100 attendees heard from a blue-ribbon roster of experts who discusses partnership strategies for combating pervasive impacts such as climate change and over-development. The daylong symposium was organized by Essex Heritage and hosted by the PEM/Peabody Essex Museum. Stay tuned: Essex Heritage is preparing a summary of the symposium's key points and helpful resources.
Partnership Grant Spotlight

Using an Essex Heritage grant, volunteers at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum restored the "Effie," a 15-foot, hands-on replica of the state's official sailing vessel, the Essex-built 1894 Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey. The beloved model serves as the centerpiece of the visitor and school field trip programs offered by the museum, opening a gateway to discussions about sailing vessel design, Arctic exploration, immigration and prominent role of Essex-built vessels in the sail-powered era of commercial fishing.
Essex Heritage extends special thanks t o our new and renewing Corporate Members!

Corporate Sustainer Circle