No, I am not talking about the Emma Andrews Library. I’m talking about historic preservationists who like to sit around and do nothing. Some even hide!
Essex National Heritage Commission is going to hold a public hearing on December 2nd to inform on the Essex Heritage Byway Program that features at the beginning (or end) our beautiful breathtaking High Street.
Sure, the Feds plan on getting grants made available as things progress but they need ‘grassroots’ support and willing volunteers who apply for those grants. If we allow the Planning Office to take the initiative, then we lose out. They don’t have the vision or the stamina or the will to pursue what is best for High Street. The volunteers of the Preservation Trust, the members of the Historical Society and the Friends of the Tree Committee and the powerful people of Historic New England will! These groups can work with the Planning Office to make sure we get everything we need to look, heritage speaking, ‘sharp’.
The Coastal Trails Coalition is going to town on trails galore and the ‘Green’ Movement is working to transform and have already transformed our City. So what are the historic preservationist been doing?
It’s time on December 2nd to stand up and be counted!