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Together, with the support of friends like you, we rally our community around saving the unique character of Essex County: the thousands of historic, cultural, and natural places that were crucial in shaping our nation; the places that led to this region's designation as a National Heritage Area by an act of Congress in 1996; the places that make Essex County like nowhere else. Your membership is crucial to growing the efforts to save the character of this special region.

Support from our members is reinvested directly into our communities. Your Essex Heritage membership dues and/or donations are tax-deductible and will be put to immediate use to reinforce many programs and initiatives that sustain the precious historic, natural and cultural places found within the Essex National Heritage Area. 

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A donation in any amount is powerful. Help us achieve our year-end goal of obtaining support from all 34 cities and towns in Essex County by joining, renewing, or increasing your membership, OR by donating at any amount today! We will update our map on this page and our Facebook page letting you know which communities have helped!
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Map of "Nowhere Else Campaign" Giving in Essex County

Why donate?  Because Essex Heritage directly reinvests in all 34 Essex County communities. We do this by awarding grants to dozens of worthy organizations, by providing 150+ free events to more than 6,000 people every September during Trails & Sail weekends, and by teaching educators how to incorporate a sense of Essex County pride in their classrooms. For these reasons and more, your generous year-end donation is crucial to preserving the character of this unique region.

How have we (re)invested in YOUR community?  Check out our list of Grant Recipients to see how we’ve directly reinvested in Essex County. (Hint: there are 34 communities in Essex County and each has received at least one grant!) 

Map Update!  Nowhere Else Campaign donations have come in from the following communities (as of 1/8/16)

  • Amesbury
  • Andover
  • Beverly
  • Boxford
  • Danvers
  • Essex
  • Gloucester
  • Hamilton
  • Haverhill
  • Ipswich
  • Lawrence
  • Lynn
  • Lynnfield
  • Manchester
  • Marblehead
  • Methuen
  • Middleton
  • Newbury
  • Newburyport
  • North Andover
  • Peabody
  • Rockport
  • Salem
  • Salisbury
  • Swampscott
  • Topsfield
  • Wenham

Giving from communities outside of Essex County:

  • Acton, MA
  • Albemarle, NC
  • Boston, MA
  • Burlington, MA
  • Lexington, MA
  • Melrose, MA
  • Stony Brook, NY
  • Wakefield, MA
  • Watertown, MA

Donation Options

Membership dues and/or donations can be paid online with a credit card. If you'd prefer paying by check, please make check payable to: Essex Heritage and mail to 10 Federal Street, Suite 12, Salem, MA 01970.

Thank you to our Corporate Members

Essex Heritage is grateful for the generous support of our Corporate Members! All of our Corporate Members enjoy unique visibility opportunities and privileges. Learn more about Essex Heritage's Corporate Membership Program.

Questions? Check out our "Membership Details" to learn more or call Essex Heritage at 978-740-0444.