In my perennial quest to document and showcase Essex artifacts, I end up badgering Essex friends whenever I come across an intriguing find. This photograph popped up in my Facebook feed about a week ago, posted by my neighbor Dianne Lansing with the following description. A … [Read more...] about Essex Horse Nails
Adirondack Mountain Creams
Have you heard of The Kent Camp? Did you know that Kent School, a college preparatory school in Connecticut, has an historic connection (or two or three) to Essex and environs? It was news to me—welcome news—especially considering John Bird Burnham is once again at the heart of … [Read more...] about The Kent Camp: John Bird Burnham and Kent School
The "Old Brick Schoolhouse" on Elm Street (1830) stands on the probable site of the first school in Essex, erected in 1787. Expanded to the north in 1837, this one-story building served as the village schoolhouse until superseded by the large frame schoolhouse of 1867 (still … [Read more...] about Old Brick Schoolhouse
More than a century ago John Bird Burnham and Henrietta Dubois Burnham transformed a homemade maple sugar confection into a national delicacy. [Henrietta] invented this maple candy that the feature of it was it was never sugary, it was always creamy... (Koert Burnham in a 1975 … [Read more...] about Adirondack Mountain Creams: Essex Tradition Reborn
Congratulations to Elaine Miller for improving the aroma and flavor of Essex in winter! A seasoned cook and baker, Miller most recently plied her culinary genius at The Deers Head Inn Restaurant in Elizabethtown. Earlier this fall Wayne Gryk voiced a hope shared by many Essex … [Read more...] about Essex Ice Cream Cafe Open Year-Round!