Illustration by Kate Delaney for LHC's 40th anniversary

The Lawrence History Center holds its Annual Meeting & Open House in late September each year, generally in tandem with the Essex Heritage Trails & Sails Weekends.

At the business meeting, membership approves the prior year's Minutes, a new Slate of Board Members, the Treasurer's Report, and any other business that might be before the organization, e.g., changes to Bylaws. An overview of the year's programming and events for the year is also provided in addition to other activities, e.g. blacksmithing demonstration, lecture(s), exhibit(s), tours, etc.

The next Annual Meeting & Open House will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2024 (tentative)

Recent Press Releases:

  • September 23, 2023: Lawrence History Center celebrates 45 years; installs new president, vice president, and secretary; and welcomes one new member to its board of directors
  • September 30, 2022: Lawrence History Center celebrates 30 years in the Essex Company Office & Yard; welcomes one new member to its board of directors
  • September 28, 2021: Lawrence History Center welcomes 2 new members to its board of directors and re-opens to the public
  • September 21, 2020: Lawrence History Center installs new president and vice president, welcomes 2 new members to its board of directors, and premiers virtual Walk to the Great Stone Dam
  • October 3, 2019: Lawrence History Center welcomes 3 new members to its board of directors, highlights Boy Scout archival collection
  • October 9, 2018: Lawrence History Center celebrates 40th anniversary, welcomes 2 new members to their board of directors
  • October 6, 2017: Lawrence History Center elects new board president, prepares for its 40th anniversary in 2018
  • October 5, 2016: Lawrence History Center welcomes 2 new members to its board of directors, appoints Chet Sidell Board Member Emeritus