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Essex History Revealed Through Photographs

Saturday, April 17, 2010

By Lynn Beahm
Contributor

Local authors Dawn Robertson and Kurt A. Wilhelm publish new book on Essex’s past

With the first boat being built in 1660, Essex thrived off of the shipbuilding industry and developed into one of the largest producers of fishing schooners in the country.

In a new book by local authors Dawn Robertson and Kurt A. Wilhelm, over 200 vintage photographs reveal a microcosm of American culture and growth, telling the story of leading patriots, entrepreneurs, Civil War heroes, and hardworking everyday citizens.

The authors hope the book will “let readers pause and reflect on America's previous way of life while absorbing a new cache of stories and facts.”

Highlights of Essex:

•Features never-before seen historic photographs from the Dana Story Collection and other private collections

•Orients the reader to the various sections of Essex by clippings from David Choate’s 1853 map of Essex and aerial photographs

•Showcases town teams, school classes, fire companies, military units and other group photographs

•Provides an outline on how the town developed

The profits from the sale of the book will be donated to the Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.

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When: Apr 30, 2014 10 AM to Apr 30, 2014 11 AMin Essex, Massachusetts
Cost: 300.00 false Spring Cleanse 317.49

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Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions at Cogswell's Grant, September 14
Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions at Cogswell's Grant, September 14

Sunday, September 14, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Cogswell’s Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

 

Advance Tickets:

$10 Historic New England members/$8 children (6-12 years old), $12 nonmembers/$10 children (6-12 years old)

 

Day-of Tickets:

$12 Historic New England members/$10 children (6-12 years old), $15 nonmembers/$12 children (6-12 years old)

 

Please note: Advance tickets are non-refundable. If a performance is cancelled due to rain, tickets are valid at remaining performances.

 

The Herrmann family, breeders and trainers of the famed Lipizzan horse, demonstrates the highest levels of horsemanship in three shows. These stallions are among the last horses capable of executing the "Airs Above the Ground" maneuvers, dramatic leaps and plunges that were developed as aggressive battle maneuvers in the sixteenth century, and are now among the most beautiful displays of equine grace and strength. Snacks and souvenirs are available. Please bring seats and bug spray.

 

Registration is recommended. Discounts available for groups of 15 or more. Please call 978-768-3632 for more information. Purchase tickets now



When: Sep 14, 2014 12 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00 )
Artists' Plein Air Day
Artists' Plein Air Day
Saturday, May 24, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Free

Artists and painters are invited to Cogswell's Grant for a day of plein air painting. Join fellow artists from all over the North Shore to paint beautiful vistas including the Essex River and the Great Marsh, farm fields and landscapes, and our eighteenth-century historic house and barns. Free beverages and snacks are available during the day. Artists can tour the museum, which features one of the country's most celebrated collections of American folk art.

Please call 978-768-3632 for more information.

When: May 24, 2014 9 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sat, 24 May 2014 09 )
Coastal Farming Walking Tour
Coastal Farming Walking Tour
Saturday, June 21, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Free to Historic New England members, $5 nonmembers

Join us for a walking tour that explores the property’s history as a working farm from the seventeenth century to the present. Although the last owners, Bertram and Nina Fletcher Little, used the property as a summer home and filled the farmhouse with their collection of antiques, the farm was an important part of their life and they benefited year-round from its produce. Walk through fields and down to the marsh, discover the rich history of the families that lived and farmed here, and learn how coastal farming has evolved over the centuries.

Please call 978-768-3632 for more information. Purchase tickets now


When: Jun 21, 2014 11 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sat, 21 Jun 2014 11 )
Neat and Tidy: Early American Boxes
Neat and Tidy: Early American Boxes
Saturday, May 31, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass

$5 Historic New England members, $15 nonmembers

After thirty years, Nina Fletcher Little’s book Neat and Tidy: Boxes and Their Contents Used in Early American Households is still as popular as ever. Often beautifully decorated or constructed for a specific purpose, boxes offer insights into the lives of everyday people. Join Site Manager Kristen Weiss for a special tour of the house and see some of the 148 boxes in the collection, many of which are not usually on display.

Registration is required. Please call 978-768-3632 for more information. Purchase tickets now

When: May 31, 2014 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sat, 31 May 2014 10 )
Faces and Families: Folk Art Portraits at Cogswell's Grant
Faces and Families: Folk Art Portraits at Cogswell's Grant
Saturday, August 30, 10:00 a.m. – noon
Cogswell’s Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

$5 Historic New England members, $15 nonmembers

In the days before photography, portraits offered self-expression and family documentation, first to the wealthy colonial settlers, and then increasingly to the middle class. Itinerant artists of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, often self-taught, painted inexpensive portraits for rural families, and worked in a style whose charm still appeals today. Join Site Manager Kristen Weiss for an in-depth look at the folk art portrait collection at Cogswell’s Grant, and an exploration of the many families and artists represented in the house.

Registration is required. Please call 978-768-3632 for more information. Purchase tickets now

When: Aug 30, 2014 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10 )
Introduction to the Birds at Cogswell's Grant
Introduction to the Birds at Cogswell's Grant
Monday, May 19, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

$10 Historic New England members and Mass Audubon members, $14 nonmembers

With 165 acres of grasslands, salt marshes, and woodlands, Cogswell’s Grant is a treasure trove for birders. Join Bill Gette, sanctuary director at Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center, for an introduction to the wide variety of species and habitats on the farm. During a relaxing walk, explore the many aids to field identification, identify birds by their vocalizations, and discuss breeding behavior. Please bring binoculars. Coffee and refreshments will be served, and the house will be open for a brief tour.

Registration is required. Please call 978-768-3632 for more information. Purchase tickets now

When: May 19, 2014 12 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Mon, 19 May 2014 00 )
Pumpkin Day
Pumpkin Day
Saturday, October 18, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Free to Historic New England members and children under 3, $6 nonmembers, $4 children ages 3 to 12 years

Celebrate the arrival of fall at Cogswell’s Grant. Take a hay wagon ride through the fields to choose a jack-o’-lantern from our pumpkin patch. Decorate and carve pumpkins, compete in a pumpkin pie-eating contest, make crafts, play games, have your face painted, and try cider pressing. Enjoy hot mulled apple cider and pumpkin pie. Tour the house and see one of the most celebrated collections of American antiques and folk art.

Please call 978-768-3632 for more information. Purchase tickets now

When: Oct 18, 2014 11 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11 )
EC Immersion Program: 2014 Second Intensive


When: Apr 24, 2014 12 AM to Apr 28, 2014 12 AMin Essex, Massachusetts (Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00 )
EC Immersion Program: 2014 Third Intensive


When: Nov 13, 2014 4 PM in Essex, Massachusetts (Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16 )
Plein Air Painting Workshop, July 13
Plein Air Painting Workshop, July 13
Sunday, July 13, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

$20 Historic New England members, $25 nonmembers

Join award-winning Gloucester artist David Curtis and palette knife painter Marianne Thompson for a plein air painting workshop at Cogswell's Grant. Beautiful vistas including the Essex River and Great Marsh, farm fields and forests, and our eighteenth-century historic house and barns offer an ideal setting for landscape painters looking to refine their skills with expert instruction. For this drop-in class, bring your own materials and equipment, receive direction as you work, and gather for an end-of-day critique with the instructors. A free tour of one of the country's most celebrated collections of American folk art is available to participants. Weather permitting, please call.

Registration is recommended. Please call 978-768-3632 for more information. Purchase tickets now

When: Jul 13, 2014 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sun, 13 Jul 2014 10 )
Plein Air Painting Workshop, June 29
Plein Air Painting Workshop, June 29
Sunday, June 29, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

$20 Historic New England members, $25 nonmembers

Join award-winning Gloucester artist David Curtis and palette knife painter Marianne Thompson for a plein air painting workshop at Cogswell's Grant. Beautiful vistas including the Essex River and Great Marsh, farm fields and forests, and our eighteenth-century historic house and barns offer an ideal setting for landscape painters looking to refine their skills with expert instruction. For this drop-in class, bring your own materials and equipment, receive direction as you work, and gather for an end-of-day critique with the instructors. A free tour of one of the country's most celebrated collections of American folk art is available to participants. Weather permitting, please call.

Registration is recommended. Please call 978-768-3632 for more information. Purchase tickets now

When: Jun 29, 2014 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sun, 29 Jun 2014 10 )
Plein Air Painting Workshop, October 12
Plein Air Painting Workshop, October 12
Sunday, October 12, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

$20 Historic New England members, $25 nonmembers

Join award-winning Gloucester artist David Curtis and palette knife painter Marianne Thompson for a plein air painting workshop at Cogswell's Grant. Beautiful vistas including the Essex River and Great Marsh, farm fields and forests, and our eighteenth-century historic house and barns offer an ideal setting for landscape painters looking to refine their skills with expert instruction. For this drop-in class, bring your own materials and equipment, receive direction as you work, and gather for an end-of-day critique with the instructors. A free tour of one of the country's most celebrated collections of American folk art is available to participants. Weather permitting, please call.

Registration is recommended. Please call 978-768-3632 for more information. Purchase tickets now

When: Oct 12, 2014 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10 )
Plein Air Painting Workshop, July 27
Plein Air Painting Workshop, July 27
Sunday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

$20 Historic New England members, $25 nonmembers

Join award-winning Gloucester artist David Curtis and palette knife painter Marianne Thompson for a plein air painting workshop at Cogswell's Grant. Beautiful vistas including the Essex River and Great Marsh, farm fields and forests, and our eighteenth-century historic house and barns offer an ideal setting for landscape painters looking to refine their skills with expert instruction. For this drop-in class, bring your own materials and equipment, receive direction as you work, and gather for an end-of-day critique with the instructors. A free tour of one of the country's most celebrated collections of American folk art is available to participants. Weather permitting, please call.

Registration is recommended. Please call 978-768-3632 for more information. Purchase tickets now

When: Jul 27, 2014 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10 )
Plein Air Painting Workshop, September 28
Plein Air Painting Workshop, September 28
Sunday, September 28, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

$20 Historic New England members, $25 nonmembers

Join award-winning Gloucester artist David Curtis and palette knife painter Marianne Thompson for a plein air painting workshop at Cogswell's Grant. Beautiful vistas including the Essex River and Great Marsh, farm fields and forests, and our eighteenth-century historic house and barns offer an ideal setting for landscape painters looking to refine their skills with expert instruction. For this drop-in class, bring your own materials and equipment, receive direction as you work, and gather for an end-of-day critique with the instructors. A free tour of one of the country's most celebrated collections of American folk art is available to participants. Weather permitting, please call.

Registration is recommended. Please call 978-768-3632 for more information. Purchase tickets now

When: Sep 28, 2014 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10 )
Plein Air Painting Workshop, September 21
Plein Air Painting Workshop, September 21
Sunday, September 21, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

$20 Historic New England members, $25 nonmembers

Join award-winning Gloucester artist David Curtis and palette knife painter Marianne Thompson for a plein air painting workshop at Cogswell's Grant. Beautiful vistas including the Essex River and Great Marsh, farm fields and forests, and our eighteenth-century historic house and barns offer an ideal setting for landscape painters looking to refine their skills with expert instruction. For this drop-in class, bring your own materials and equipment, receive direction as you work, and gather for an end-of-day critique with the instructors. A free tour of one of the country's most celebrated collections of American folk art is available to participants. Weather permitting, please call.

Registration is recommended. Please call 978-768-3632 for more information. Purchase tickets now

When: Sep 21, 2014 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10 )
Wild Maple- The Julie Dougherty Band
This is Wild Maple's first time performing at this wonderful coffeehouse. Julie Dougherty and her band will be sharing the evening with us. A splendid time is guaranteed for all !!

When: Jun 7, 2014 7 PM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sat, 07 Jun 2014 19 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: May 13, 2014 12 PM in Essex, Massachusetts (Tue, 13 May 2014 12 )
2014 Essex River Race


When: May 10, 2014 7 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sat, 10 May 2014 07 )
Favorite Things, Hidden Treasures
Favorite Things, Hidden Treasures
Monday, October 13, 10:00 a.m. – noon and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

$5 Historic New England members, $15 nonmembers

This extended house tour highlights the favorite objects of American folk art collectors Bertram and Nina Fletcher Little, including objects hidden in cupboards, cabinets, and drawers. Hear detailed stories about the Littles and their collecting, take an up-close look at the many objects in the house, and enjoy a rare opportunity to see treasures stored in the attic, which is not usually open to the public.

Registration is required. Please call 978-768-3632 for more information. Purchase tickets now

When: Oct 13, 2014 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10 )
Wild Maple
This is Wild Maple's first time performing at this wonderful coffeehouse In Essex, MA. Wild Maple will be sharing the night with another great musical group TBA. Details forthcoming.

When: Jun 14, 2014 7 PM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19 )

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