Because the arts bring communities to life.
With $160K of support from ECCF’s Creative County Initiative, the Essex County Creative Nonprofit Resiliency Grant Program succeeded in helping forty-seven creative nonprofits weather the early economic devastation of COVID-19, and the CCI creative network continues to grow and strengthen as a result. The Essex County Artist Fund remains open for individual artists economically affected by COVID-19.
Non-Profit: Danvers Alarm List / The Rebecca Nurse Homestead – Danvers
Learn more: rebeccanurse.org
Mission: The Danvers Alarm List is a volunteer Revolutionary War reenactment group that owns and manages the Rebecca Nurse Homestead Museum, which is the only home of a 1692 Salem Witch-Hunt victim that is open to the public. The reenactors volunteer to give colonial living history demonstrations at historic sites across New England, and host events and reenactments at the Nurse Homestead, some of which are free to the public. The Nurse Homestead Museum is open for professional tours from April to November (ordinarily), in addition to providing field trips to school groups for an incredibly reduced admission price. The museum works with a local theater company to put on a series of plays on the property each summer, hosts lectures on the witch trials, and runs a series of open-house events for the local community with reduced or free admission and programming aimed towards children. The museum’s activities are organized by the Danvers Alarm List volunteers on top of their responsibilities caring for a 350 year-old historic house, multiple outbuildings, and 25 acres of open land. The museum has partnered the past few summers with the Essex Heritage Future Leaders Program to provide projects for these students to work on as they learn skills.
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