Essex National Heritage Commission, a nonprofit that manages and provides programs preserving and enhancing Essex County's historic, natural and cultural resources, announced Wednesday the recipients of the 2014 Essex Heritage Partnership Grant Program.
“We recognize the importance of supporting local organizations during financially challenging times” Annie Harris, Essex Heritage CEO said in a release, “and we are proud that we were able to increase the number of grants award this year – we know that this seed money greatly impacts the region by leveraging more investment in the Area.”
- Marblehead Museum: Untrained yet passionate, more historian than an artist, J.O.J. Frost began painting at the age of 70 and used house paint, wall board and any available material to tell stories about daily life in a small New England fishing village. Through the renovation and reinterpretation of its Frost Gallery the Marblehead Museum will enhance access to this nationally important collection of folk art paintings. The charm and appeal of Frost’s work will be accentuated by improvements that include new exhibit designs, lighting, graphics, labels and interactive video monitors.
The Essex Heritage Partnership Grant Program is a matching grant program created to foster and support the stewardship activities of municipalities and organizations that share its mission to preserve and enhance the historic, cultural and natural resources of the Essex National Heritage Area (Essex County). Impacting many in the region, the 16-year old program has invested more than $1.5 million in support of the region’s nationally significant heritage.