It is the Essex National Heritage Area’s 20th anniversary! To mark this special occasion, Essex Heritage will host a 20th Anniversary Gala to toast the Trailblazers: the extraordinary organizations and people who make the Essex National Heritage Area (Essex County, Massachusetts) so exceptional. “We are happy to celebrate the many accomplishments of our friends and partners over the past 20 years,” commented Annie Harris, Essex Heritage CEO. “Each nominee contributes to the Essex National Heritage Area’s successes, and we’re thrilled to use this opportunity to create greater awareness of this unique place as we plan for our future.”

The public submitted nominations for 131 Trailblazers. All will be recognized at the Gala, but only a few will be honored with a special toast! The public is invited to vote for which Trailblazers receive a toast.

Learn more about the Gala and Trailblazer voting here.