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Essex National Heritage Commission


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About Us

Established in 1997, The Essex National Heritage Commission (ENHC) is the non-profit management organization for the federally designated Essex National Heritage Area (ENHA). Its mission is to promote and preserve the historic, cultural and natural resources in Essex County, MA. The Commission develops public/private partnerships that support the hundreds of heritage organizations and sites in the ENHA's thirty-four communities. Bringing together organizations diverse in size, budget, mission and experience, the ENHC provides a structure that respects, promotes and sustains regional resources and works to make those resources integral to residents lives and visitors experiences.


  • Historic seaports and New England town commons
  • industrial mills and pristine beaches
  • renowned museums and wildlife refuges
  • working farms and inviting natural trails


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Rep/Contact Info

Ms. Annie C Harris
Executive Director

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