Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum

Essex Artists Gather to Celebrate Creativity September 27

Join the Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum for a free festival of music and artistry provided by the residents of Essex. The afternoon kicks off with the Essex Choral Society featuring Michael March and Dave Driscoll, followed by Sawdust and Shavings featuring Barry O’Brien, then favorites Daisy Nell and Captain Stan with an introductory poetry recitation by David Tory, and finally rocking out with Day Job featuring Sarah Dyer. Artists showing work from 1 to 6 PM include Brad Story, Jay Havinghurst, Lynne Havinghurst, John Cushing, Mike Dyer, Jeff Lane, Susan Guest-MacPhail, Amanda Loebelenz, Julie Carpenter, Helen Tory, and Sandy Shaw with more signing up daily.
The event is one of more than 100 free events that are part of Trails and Sails, organized by the Essex National Heritage Commission.
The Essex Residents Arts and Craftsmanship Festival runs from 1 to 6 PM on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Parking is available on the street and behind the town tennis courts. Hot dogs and beer will be available for purchase. The festival is supported in part by a grant from the Essex Cultural Council, a local agency, through the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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One thought on “Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum

  1. Wow – the history here come a long ways since 1937 and this retains the traditions of where much has come from thanks Donna! 🙂 🙂 Dave & Kim:-) ann what a mission it is! 🙂


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