Monday, January 09, 2006

10 Years, 100 Milestones!

10 Years, 100 Milestones!
Celebrating the special places & people of Essex County

Celebrate your organization!
2006 marks the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Essex National Heritage Area! To celebrate the
occasion, the ENHC will shine a spotlight on the 100 remarkable people, places and organizations that
make the Area such a special place to live - 100 Milestones!
Throughout the year, in all aspects of its work, the ENHC will honor the organizations, sites and events
that, over the last decade, have come to connect people to place in new and creative ways.</br>
You can play a role! We're accepting nominations for 100 Milestones that occurred in the
region during the last 10 years. What are milestones? They are stories about people and
organizations that have worked to foster a greater appreciation of our regional heritage and that have
enhanced the quality of life for all who live here. Organizations like yours! And people like you!

Mary Williamson
Submit Your Milestone!-


Some examples to inspire you:
The Wenham Museum, who through energetic programming, has evolved from a quiet historical society to a dynamic community-wide resource.

Harold Burnham / Essex Shipbuilding, who by continuing to work in a traditional industry while meeting modern demands, is helping to preserve distinctive regional heritage.

The Coastal Trails Coalition, a group of citizens from four communities who have joined together in an effort to re-invent old rail trails as bicycle and pedestrian trails for all to enjoy.

Peabody Essex Museum, who by re-imaging its role within the community, has instilled a greater sense of appreciation for the region's contribution to national and world history.

Send us your nomination!

Send ( in your Milestone nominations by January 31, 2006, and don't be too shy to nominate your organization. The 100 Milestones will be publicly
announced on June 1, 2006 at the ENHC's 10th Anniversary celebration event, featuring Senator
Edward M. Kennedy. The 100 Milestones will also be publicized in print and on the ENHC website
throughout the anniversary year. Email ( or call 978-740-0444 with any
questions or comments.

National Non-Toxic Printmaking Exhibit

Redbrick's upcoming show, "The Printed Image: A National Non-Toxic
Printmaking Exhibit" will feature a nationwide selection of printmakers
who are leaders of modern printmaking. Artists participating in this
exhibit are exploring and founding new, environmentally friendly and
health-minded techniques within a medium thousands of years old. Artists
from all over the country are joining Redbrick to support these new
developments in printmaking, and I urge you to join us and let the
community know about this great opportunity to see art history in the
making. Spread the word about this event by including it in your
website, calendar, bulletin board, or newsletter, and be sure to mark
the exhibit dates on your calendar so you can come and see it for

National artists Dan Weldon, founder of Solarplate printmaking; Marion
Behr, founder of the Electro Etch printmaking process; Susan Rostow,
creator of the Akua Kolor printmaking ink series; and Mitch Lyons,
leader in clay monoprinting are joined by local artists Gail Hercher of
Beverly, MA; Eleanor Appleyard of Marblehead, MA; and Suzie Papin of
Boxford, MA in this exciting event.

The Printed Image: A National Non-Toxic Printmaking Exhibit
Show on View: January 14 - March 3, 2006
Gallery: Redbrick Art Center | 95 Rantoul Street | Beverly, MA 01915

You can view the press release for this event at:

Please feel free to contact me with questions or to request images.


Joanna R. Heath
Redbrick Art Center
95 Rantoul St.
Beverly, MA 01984

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Essex National Heritage Commission

January 1, 2006

The Essex National Heritage Commission announces its 2006 Partnership Grant Round

The Essex National Heritage Commission (ENHC) Partnership Grant Program is a matching grant program created to foster collaboration between organizations that share the ENHC's mission to preserve and promote the historic, cultural and natural resources in the region. Since its creation in 1998, the program has awarded $1.2 million to 190 projects in 33 of 34 Essex National Heritage Area communities.

ENHC will be accepting Partnership Grant applications starting the first week of January. All grant information is posted on the ENHC website. Application guidelines, criteria, and forms will be mailed by request only. Non-profit organizations and municipalities that share the mission of ENHC are encouraged to apply.

More Information...
Introducing the Thomas M. Leonard Partnership Grant for Education The Thomas M. Leonard Partnership Grant for Education was established in recognition of founding ENHC President Tom Leonard and is designed to
nurture the future stewards of the historic, cultural and natural resources of Essex County. This annual grant will be awarded to a qualifying non-profit organization targeting under-served youth ages 8-16 in Essex County.

More Information...

Due Date has Changed
This year the due date for applications is March 1,2006. This is a change from previous years when the application was due the first week in April. ENHC will not be accepting applications after this due date.

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2006 Application is Printer Friendly
Application guidelines and criteria are now available in pdf format making it easier to print only the information you need. The application and budget forms are also in pdf format and can be filled out online and then printed.

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Please remember to send applications and proposals in before or on March 1st. ENHC looks forward to receiving many wonderful grant proposals from the great organizations and institutions throughout Essex County.

Ben Murphy
Essex National Heritage Commission