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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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Selenite & Sound Journeys
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When: Sep 22, 2015 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Tue, 22 Sep 2015 10 )
Pumpkin Day
Pumpkin Day

Saturday, October 17, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

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.

Free to Historic New England members or children under 3
$6 nonmembers
$4 children ages 3 to 12

Please call 978-768-3632 or buy online.

Purchase tickets now



When: Oct 17, 2015 11 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sat, 17 Oct 2015 11 )
Agile Coach Bootcamp - Boston area
The Agile Coach Bootcamp A 5 day Agile Immersion for Experienced Agilists The Agile Coach Bootcamp combines The Agile Facilitator class with the 3-day version of Coaching Agile Teams, taking place over 5 days and evenings in a retreat setting. Your Bootcamp leaders guide you on a comprehensive experience, resulting in class certifications in Team Facilitation & Agile Coaching by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) and 37 SEUs by the Scrum Alliance. The primary class components of the Bootcamp are: The Agile Facilitator: Catalyzing Collaboration, Delivering Results Coaching Agile Teams: The Mindset and Skills of Great Agile Coaching The two classes are woven together into a single, intensive and immersive experience that will catapult your agile coaching skills and results to new levels. You will leave a different person! YOU MUST ATTEND ALL 5 DAYS including evening practices, to get the full benefit for yourself and to be fair to your fellow colleagues as the skills in the class build on one another. When you are gone, even for a short time, you miss a lot. In addition, being absent impacts your ability to achieve ICAgile continuing eduction certifications You should arrive by 8:00 am on Monday for check-in, to get settled, for light breakfast, etc. Class starts promptly at 9 am on Monday. Class will end 4:30p on Friday. Daily Class Hours: Monday - 9 am to 8 pm Tuesday - 9 am to 5 pm Wednesday - 9 am to 5 pm Thursday - 9 am to 8 pm Friday - 9 am to 4:30 pm   What's included in the course price: All Meals - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) The two courses Lodging for 4 nights (double occupancy for Monday - Thursday night)   We suggest you fully immerse in the retreat vibe and the ease of being "there" and being focused by committing to stay in Lodging at the retreat center.    About the Retreat Center The Essex Retreat Center's property is set in a beautiful, peaceful place and is tucked amidst 18 acres of white pines and oaks, less than a mile from the ocean and surrounded by 250 acres of conservation land. Menus are healthy, wholesome and abundant meals with vegetarian options. All meals are prepared by our Executive chef and professional food service staff. While we feel you will be pleased with the accommodations, we want to make sure that you know this is a rustic retreat center - not a spa. A place to think and breathe in nature, eat wholesome food, and a chance to get to know your fellow students by sharing two (or three) to a room and three to a bathroom. A limited number of Sunday arrivals and single rooms are available for an additional fee. Contact Meg for details.  Who Would Benefit from the Bootcamp ScrumMasters, Agile Project Managers or Iteration Managers well versed in the agile basics and who have experienced an agile team. You must have actual experience to benefit from the bootcamp because we use your real life experiences throughout. We suggest at least 6 months’ experience. Experienced ScrumMasters, Agile Project Managers or Iteration Managers who have had years of experience. Agile Coaches who want increased facilitation and coaching skills and the results they can provide. Any experienced agilist interested in bringing more rigor and structure to their facilitation of Agile ceremonies and other collaborative events. Any experienced agilist who wants to help people and teams achieve the changes it takes to use agile well.   The Agile Facilitator  You asked for it, we listened. We are SO excited to be offering a facilitation class that will help you professionally facilitate the Agile practices for your teams. We partnered with two great facilitators – Leslie Stein and David Chilcott – to design a course that fulfills industry requirements for becoming a qualified Agile Team Facilitator. This two-day course requires day and evening class time to cover what you need and allow you plenty of time to practice and get feedback. Here’s the full course description. Coaching Agile Teams To meet the full requirements of a comprehensive Agile coaching curriculum, we expanded our flagship Coaching Agile Teams course to 3 days. We offered the 3-day version, and students raved: don’t shortchange us with only 2-days! Finally, we can say this is a truly comprehensive course for Agile coaches. Here’s the full course description. Certifications The Bootcamp is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) as fulfilling all Learning Objectives in the Team Facilitation & Agile Coaching track.  After successful completion of the Bootcamp, you can apply for ICAgile Professional continuing education certifications in Team Facilitation and/or Agile Coaching, provided you meet ICAgile's prerequisites. Learn more at ICAgile. The Bootcamp is also approved by the Scrum Alliance and yields 37 SEUs toward your Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) or to support your existing Scrum Alliance certifications, such as the CSM. Learn more at the Scrum Alliance. Any learning in Agile is typically acceptable to the Project Management Institute as continuing education. The Bootcamp yields 37 PDUs that you can claim toward your PMI-ACP or to support your existing PMI certifications, such as the PMP. Learn more at the PMI.   Cancellation Policy We make business decisions based on how many people have registered for a given event.  If you must change or cancel your registration, please know that it impacts everyone.  Still, we know that sometimes things happen.  Here's how it will work if you must reschedule or cancel: If you notify ACI at least 20 business days prior to the event, you may receive full credit for a future event   -or-  a full refund. If you notify ACI less than 20 business days prior to the event, you may receive full credit for a future event minus a $75 rescheduling fee  -or-  a full refund minus a $300 cancellation fee. If you notify ACI less than 5 business days prior to the event, you may receive full credit for a future event minus a $250 rescheduling fee plus any additional expenses incurred for catering and event charges resulting from your cancellation. No refunds.

When: Sep 21, 2015 9 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09 )
Weeding Wednesday at Cogswell's Grant, September 23
Weeding Wednesday at Cogswell's Grant, September 23

Wednesday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Call for volunteers!

Volunteer alongside Historic New England's staff experts and members to care for and learn about historic gardens and landscapes. Work includes seasonally appropriate tasks, such as weeding of the gardens and paths, dividing plants, planting new materials, invasives removal, and other clean-up activities. Weeding Wednesdays takes place at four different properties each month.

No advance registration is required. Please call 617-994-6653 for more information.



When: Sep 23, 2015 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10 )
Essex Clamfest
ESSEX CLAMFEST SHEPARD MEMORIAL PARK, ESSEX The 33rd annual Essex Clamfest has everything the small town is known for including pony rides, arts and crafts, K-9 demonstrations and, of course, the ever-popular clam chowder competition. Nearly 1000 people tasted the best of the best in 2014. Each voting for their favorite in the People's Choice Award while nine esteemed judges helped to select the winner of the Judge's Award. The event is open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm with the chowder contest from Noon to 2:00 pm. http://capeannchamber.com/signature-events/essex-clamfest-and-clam-chowder-competition/

When: Oct 24, 2015 12 AM to Oct 24, 2015 12 AMin Essex, Massachusetts (Sat, 24 Oct 2015 00 )
BAND CAMP/essex 2015
A musical weekend away in your own back yard. Literally. Join us for the third annual BAND CAMP/essex, a weekend of live music, backyard camping, campfires and friends hosted by Peter Hoare in Essex, MA. Live music starts on Saturday afternoon at noon and runs until 10pm. Campfire concerts and fireside singalongs start at 10pm. Guests can show up anytime after 10am on Saturday to stake their camping spot and start the party. Your donation of $20 will cover the cost of musicians, extra restroom facilities, and a couple of kegs of beer. Grills will be provided and guests should bring their own food for grilling and the adult beverages of their choice. This year's musical lineup will be announced soon. Guests may invite responsible and respectful friends and family.



When: Sep 19, 2015 10 AM to Sep 20, 2015 3 PMin Essex, Massachusetts
Cost: 20 - 20 USD (Sat, 19 Sep 2015 10 )
Favorite Things, Hidden Treasures
Favorite Things, Hidden Treasures

Monday, October 12, 10:00 a.m. - noon and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

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.

$10 Historic New England members
$20 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 978-768-3632 or buy online.

Purchase tickets now



When: Oct 12, 2015 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Mon, 12 Oct 2015 10 )
Intro to Ayurveda
Let us introduce you to yourself! Discover your true nature and how to align yourself to nature’s rhythm; Ayurveda is the oldest medical system dating back 5000 years. It is commonly referred to as Yoga’s sister science. Understanding and applying Ayurveda principles empowers you to bring health, balance and harmony into your daily life. Join Kim Sardo, Wyndee Egan and Lynn Connor, owners of Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC, for this fun and interactive free lecture as we explore Ayurveda through discussion and group activities. To sign up for the lecture or to get more information please call 978-395-1234 or call Wellness Connect 617-877-2936.

When: Oct 20, 2015 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Tue, 20 Oct 2015 10 )
Agile Coach Bootcamp - Boston area
The Agile Coach Bootcamp A 5 day Agile Immersion for Experienced Agilists The Agile Coach Bootcamp combines The Agile Facilitator class with the 3-day version of Coaching Agile Teams, taking place over 5 days and evenings in a retreat setting. Your Bootcamp leaders guide you on a comprehensive experience, resulting in class certifications in Team Facilitation & Agile Coaching by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) and 37 SEUs by the Scrum Alliance. The primary class components of the Bootcamp are: The Agile Facilitator: Catalyzing Collaboration, Delivering Results Coaching Agile Teams: The Mindset and Skills of Great Agile Coaching The two classes are woven together into a single, intensive and immersive experience that will catapult your agile coaching skills and results to new levels. You will leave a different person! YOU MUST ATTEND ALL 5 DAYS including evening practices, to get the full benefit for yourself and to be fair to your fellow colleagues as the skills in the class build on one another. When you are gone, even for a short time, you miss a lot. In addition, being absent impacts your ability to achieve ICAgile continuing education certifications You should arrive by 8:00 am on Monday for check-in, to get settled, for light breakfast, etc. Class starts promptly at 9 am on Monday. Class will end 4:30p on Friday. Daily Class Hours: Monday - 9 am to 8 pm Tuesday - 9 am to 5 pm Wednesday - 9 am to 5 pm Thursday - 9 am to 8 pm Friday - 9 am to 4:30 pm   What's included in the course price: All Meals - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) The two courses Lodging for 4 nights (double occupancy for Monday - Thursday night)   We suggest you fully immerse in the retreat vibe and the ease of being "there" and being focused by committing to stay in Lodging at the retreat center.    About the Retreat Center The Essex Retreat Center's property is set in a beautiful, peaceful place and is tucked amidst 18 acres of white pines and oaks, less than a mile from the ocean and surrounded by 250 acres of conservation land. Menus are healthy, wholesome and abundant meals with vegetarian options. All meals are prepared by our Executive chef and professional food service staff. While we feel you will be pleased with the accommodations, we want to make sure that you know this is a rustic retreat center - not a spa. A place to think and breathe in nature, eat wholesome food, and a chance to get to know your fellow students by sharing two (or three) to a room and three to a bathroom. A limited number of Sunday arrivals and single rooms are available for an additional fee. Contact Erika for details.  Who Would Benefit from the Bootcamp ScrumMasters, Agile Project Managers or Iteration Managers well versed in the agile basics and who have experienced an agile team. You must have actual experience to benefit from the bootcamp because we use your real life experiences throughout. We suggest at least 6 months’ experience. Experienced ScrumMasters, Agile Project Managers or Iteration Managers who have had years of experience. Agile Coaches who want increased facilitation and coaching skills and the results they can provide. Any experienced agilist interested in bringing more rigor and structure to their facilitation of Agile ceremonies and other collaborative events. Any experienced agilist who wants to help people and teams achieve the changes it takes to use agile well.   The Agile Facilitator  You asked for it, we listened. We are SO excited to be offering a facilitation class that will help you professionally facilitate the Agile practices for your teams. We partnered with two great facilitators – Leslie Stein and David Chilcott – to design a course that fulfills industry requirements for becoming a qualified Agile Team Facilitator. This two-day course requires day and evening class time to cover what you need and allow you plenty of time to practice and get feedback. Here’s the full course description. Coaching Agile Teams To meet the full requirements of a comprehensive Agile coaching curriculum, we expanded our flagship Coaching Agile Teams course to 3 days. We offered the 3-day version, and students raved: don’t shortchange us with only 2-days! Finally, we can say this is a truly comprehensive course for Agile coaches. Here’s the full course description. Certifications The Bootcamp is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) as fulfilling all Learning Objectives in the Team Facilitation & Agile Coaching track.  After successful completion of the Bootcamp, you can apply for ICAgile Professional continuing education certifications in Team Facilitation and/or Agile Coaching, provided you meet ICAgile's prerequisites. Learn more at ICAgile. The Bootcamp is also approved by the Scrum Alliance and yields 37 SEUs toward your Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) or to support your existing Scrum Alliance certifications, such as the CSM. Learn more at the Scrum Alliance. Any learning in Agile is typically acceptable to the Project Management Institute as continuing education. The Bootcamp yields 37 PDUs that you can claim toward your PMI-ACP or to support your existing PMI certifications, such as the PMP. Learn more at the PMI.   Cancellation Policy We make business decisions based on how many people have registered for a given event.  If you must change or cancel your registration, please know that it impacts everyone.  Still, we know that sometimes things happen.  Here's how it will work if you must reschedule or cancel: If you notify ACI at least 20 business days prior to the event, you may receive full credit for a future event   -or-  a full refund. If you notify ACI less than 20 business days prior to the event, you may receive full credit for a future event minus a $75 rescheduling fee  -or-  a full refund minus a $300 cancellation fee. If you notify ACI less than 5 business days prior to the event, you may receive full credit for a future event minus a $250 rescheduling fee plus any additional expenses incurred for catering and event charges resulting from your cancellation. No refunds.

When: Sep 21, 2015 9 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09 )
Weeding Wednesday at Cogswell's Grant, October 28
Weeding Wednesday at Cogswell's Grant, October 28

Wednesday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Call for volunteers!

Volunteer alongside Historic New England's staff experts and members to care for and learn about historic gardens and landscapes. Work includes seasonally appropriate tasks, such as weeding of the gardens and paths, dividing plants, planting new materials, invasives removal, and other clean-up activities. Weeding Wednesdays takes place at four different properties each month.

No advance registration is required. Please call 617-994-6653 for more information.



When: Oct 28, 2015 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10 )
Plein Air Workshop, October 4
Plein Air Workshop, October 4

Sunday, October 4, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

Join award-winning Gloucester artist David Curtis 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 instructor. A free tour of one of the country's most celebrated collections of American folk art is available to participants. Weather permitting, please call.

$20 Historic New England members
$25 nonmembers

Please call 978-768-3632 for more information or buy online.

Purchase tickets now



When: Oct 4, 2015 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sun, 04 Oct 2015 10 )
Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions at Cogswell's Grant, September 13
Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions at Cogswell's Grant, September 13

Sunday, September 13, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

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

Please note: Advance tickets are non-refundable. If a performance is cancelled due to rain, tickets are valid at remaining performances. For online purchases, your e-mail receipt acts as your ticket (no tickets are mailed).

The Herrmann family, breeders and trainers of the famed Lipizzan horse, demonstrate 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.

Advance tickets:

$10 Historic New England members/$8 children (6 to 12 years old)

$12 nonmembers/$10 children (6 to 12 years old)

Day-of tickets:

$12 Historic New England members/$10 children (6 to 12 years old)

$15 nonmembers/$12 children (6 to 12 years old)

Registration is recommended. Discounts available for groups of 15 or more. Please call 978-768-3632 or buy online.

Purchase tickets now



When: Sep 13, 2015 12 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sun, 13 Sep 2015 00 )
Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions at Cogswell's Grant, September 12
Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions at Cogswell's Grant, September 12

Saturday, September 12, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

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

Please note: Advance tickets are non-refundable. If a performance is cancelled due to rain, tickets are valid at remaining performances. For online purchases, your e-mail receipt acts as your ticket (no tickets are mailed).

The Herrmann family, breeders and trainers of the famed Lipizzan horse, demonstrate 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.

Advance tickets:

$10 Historic New England members/$8 children (6 to 12 years old)

$12 nonmembers/$10 children (6 to 12 years old)

Day-of tickets:

$12 Historic New England members/$10 children (6 to 12 years old)

$15 nonmembers/$12 children (6 to 12 years old)

Registration is recommended. Discounts available for groups of 15 or more. Please call 978-768-3632 or buy online.

Purchase tickets now



When: Sep 12, 2015 12 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sat, 12 Sep 2015 00 )
Plein Air Workshop, September 27
Plein Air Workshop, September 27

Sunday, September 27, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

Join award-winning Gloucester artist David Curtis 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 instructor. A free tour of one of the country's most celebrated collections of American folk art is available to participants. Weather permitting, please call.

$20 Historic New England members
$25 nonmembers

Please call 978-768-3632 for more information or buy online.

Purchase tickets now



When: Sep 27, 2015 10 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Sun, 27 Sep 2015 10 )
Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions at Cogswell's Grant, September 11
Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions at Cogswell's Grant, September 11

Friday, September 11, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

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

Please note: Advance tickets are non-refundable. If a performance is cancelled due to rain, tickets are valid at remaining performances. For online purchases, your e-mail receipt acts as your ticket (no tickets are mailed).

The Herrmann family, breeders and trainers of the famed Lipizzan horse, demonstrate 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.

Advance tickets:

$10 Historic New England members/$8 children (6 to 12 years old)

$12 nonmembers/$10 children (6 to 12 years old)

Day-of tickets:

$12 Historic New England members/$10 children (6 to 12 years old)

$15 nonmembers/$12 children (6 to 12 years old)

Registration is recommended. Discounts available for groups of 15 or more. Please call 978-768-3632 or buy online.

Purchase tickets now



When: Sep 11, 2015 12 AM in Essex, Massachusetts (Fri, 11 Sep 2015 00 )

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