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Essex Historical Society and Ship Building Museum

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66 Main St.
Essex, MA
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September 2022

Sketching Through History

September 11 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

The scenic vistas of Essex have changed very little throughout the years. Take a tour through time with SRS taking historic photos, drawings, and paintings, and sketching them from the same perspective in the modern day. What has changed? What has stayed the same? What emotions are evoked by the historic references? How have those feelings changed? Led by Jessica Yurwitz of Slow River Studio.  Located out and about, visiting several scenic vistas in Essex. Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding…

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The Color of the Tide

September 14 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

The people of Essex have been harvesting clams since long before the arrival of European Settlers. Find out how the industry has been able to sustain itself for so many years, through regulations and population management. Learn about Red Tide and rain closures from local scientists and fishermen. Led by Rebecca Visnick and William Novak, Gloucester and Essex Shellfish Constables.  EHSSM, Waterline Center - 66 Main Street Sponsored by Mass Humanites Museum on Main Street Program

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A Legacy Continues-Ship Building in Essex

September 27 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Free

While like many costal New England towns Essex has always had it’s farming, manufacturing, and fishing businesses, shipbuilding was clearly the towns defining industry.  While the shipbuilding industry no longer defines the town economically, culturally it is still important to the community and the tradition of wooden ship and boat building continues in Essex.  Join us for a conversation with National Heritage Fellow Harold Burnham and a team of Essex shipwrights who have helped keep the tradition going and are…

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October 2022

Kurt Wilhem – Our Family Forest-Museum on Main Street

October 2 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

Genealogy with EHSSM historian Kurt Wilhelm  Kurt Wilhelm has been collecting genealogical information about Essex families for over 30 years. Join us for a look at some of the most prominent family names in Essex through the lense of the houses they lived in. Essex Historical Society and Ship Building Museum Waterline Center - 66 Main Street, Essex, MA

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A Piece of Something Great – The Story of the Marsh

October 4 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

Learn about the Great Marsh and how this important ecosystem has impacted the Essex community throughout history into the present day. What can we do to preserve this resource for the future? Led by Peter Phippen, Essex town selectman and member of the Great Marsh Coalition. Located at the Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum, Waterline Center - 66 Main Street Essex, MA 01929

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Oral History Project with Dr. Bethany Jay

October 9 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

Led by College Students from SSU (facilitated by BOD member Dr. Bethany Jay), Essex residents are invited to take part in contributing to an oral history project. Join the panel of long standing Essex residents and historians. How do the residents of Essex work to maintain their rural community in the heart of busy Cape Ann? What does life in a small town mean to each resident? Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum, Waterline Center - 66 Main Street Essex,…

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Exhibitions

Found Artistry

September 23 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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Mon, Weds, Friday
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St.
Danvers, MA United States
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Free

Found Artistry exhibit is aimed at opening a conversation with visitors, either by asking more questions or sharing the knowledge that we have. We may not be able to answer these questions right away but can surely take a moment to appreciate the history that built Danvers and be inspired to create more history for the future generation.

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Found Artistry

September 21 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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Mon, Weds, Friday
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St.
Danvers, MA United States
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Free

Found Artistry exhibit is aimed at opening a conversation with visitors, either by asking more questions or sharing the knowledge that we have. We may not be able to answer these questions right away but can surely take a moment to appreciate the history that built Danvers and be inspired to create more history for the future generation.

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Found Artistry

September 19 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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Mon, Weds, Friday
Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St.
Danvers, MA United States
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Free

Found Artistry exhibit is aimed at opening a conversation with visitors, either by asking more questions or sharing the knowledge that we have. We may not be able to answer these questions right away but can surely take a moment to appreciate the history that built Danvers and be inspired to create more history for the future generation.

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Somerville Museum: Postcard Show & Sale

December 18, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Somerville Museum, 1 Westwood Road
Somerville, 02143
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$5

Stock up on holiday gifts! Postcards for everyone! Thousands of cards! 4 top dealers! Are you a postcard collector looking for holiday gifts? Interested in local history? Come see! Browse vintage and historic postcards offered by 4 top dealers! Hundreds of categories with special attention to local towns and sites! Reserve your spot today or purchase tickets at the door. Penny Chronicles and the Stories They Tell is an exhibition about the history of Somerville through the vintage postcard. “Postcard Show…

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#PrideExtended

July 9, 2021 @ 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

From Stonewall Inn in 1969 to the Trans Resistance March in Boston on June 12, 2021, Black trans women and non-binary people have led the vanguard on the path toward a true freedom- one that is intersectional and layered. But the Pride Movement has whitewashed both history and the present. #PrideExtended, an initiative founded by Mercedes Loving-Manley, is a benefit festival and mutual aid initiative highlighting Black trans and non-binary talent with live performances and film screenings. It honors Black…

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At The Waves’ Edges: A Cross-Generational Dialogue on Black Feminism: Part 1 and Part 2

June 26, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Free

This two-part program will be live streamed on June 12 and June 26, at 3pm through our Youtube Channel! Featuring Demita Frazier, Co-Founder of the Combahee River Collective “The fecundity and power of oceanic and fresh water meeting in the brackish wetlands of sweet grasses, that is us as Black women coming together.” -Demita Frazier (2021) At the confluence of the Combahee, history was made. Yet long since forming the name-sake radical socialist Black Feminist Combahee River Collective in Boston…

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At The Waves’ Edges, a Cross-Generational Dialogue on Black Feminism: Part 1

June 12, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

“The fecundity and power of oceanic and fresh water meeting in the brackish wetlands of sweet grasses, that is us as Black women coming together.”  -Demita Frazier (2021)   At the confluence of the Combahee, history was made. Yet long since forming the name-sake radical socialist Black Feminist Combahee River Collective in Boston in 1974 and co-publishing the landmark statement in 1977, Collective Co-Founder Demita Frazier remains eyes forward. And basic justice remains elusive. And capitalism’s chokehold tightens. And academic…

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