Eastern National Joins Cape Cod National Seashore for 20th Anniversary Celebration of Highland Light Move
Eastern National joins Cape Cod National Seashore for a ceremony to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the historic move of the Highland Lighthouse on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, from 2 to 4 pm at Highland Light in North Truro, Massachusetts. By the early 1990s, Highland Light sat just 100 feet from an eroding cliff edge. Thanks to a six-year effort to preserve it, the lighthouse was moved 450 feet back to safer ground in 1996.
Featured speakers will include Eastern National President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin C. Kissling and Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George E. Price, Jr. Additional speakers will include Massachusetts State Representative Sarah K. Peake, 4th Barnstable District; Maureen Burgess, Truro Board of Selectmen; and Mark Forest, who, as a member of Congressman Gerry E. Studds’ staff, helped coordinate the federal and state efforts to fund the relocation and restoration of Highland Light and Nauset Light. Guests will also enjoy a performance by the Highland Light Scottish Pipe Band of Cape Cod.
Eastern National is offering a special commemorative anniversary magnet (shown below), which is available here on eParks.com as well as at the Highland Light Keeper’s Shop on the day of the event. The event is free and open to the public. Visit here for more information about Highland Light.
July 14 Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Be Held for New Waite & Peirce Store at Salem Maritime National Historic Site
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new EN Waite & Peirce: Authentic and Exotic Goods store at Salem Maritime National Historic Site will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 1:30 pm. Featured guests include Eastern National President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin C. Kissling, Salem Maritime National Historic Site Superintendent Paul DePrey, and Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll.
The new store on the Derby Wharf celebrates the boldness of Aaron Waite (1742-1830) and Jerathmiel Peirce (1747-1827), who helped transform Salem, Massachusetts, into America’s epicenter of international trade. The owners of the original Friendship, the mercantile firm of Waite and Peirce, conducted business for almost 50 years. Eastern National is offering an exclusive new line of Waite & Peirce custom products.
2015 Annual Report Now Available Online
Eastern National’s 2015 annual report is now posted online and is available to view here. This report provides an illustrated narrative of the many different ways that our activities and donations have assisted the National Park Service and the other partners we serve in fiscal year 2015.