Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

April 25, 2013

News in Brief

The Andover Townsman

---- — Historical Society wins Essex Heritage grant

Andover Historical Society has won a 2013 Partnership Grant from Essex Heritage. The society was one of 10 nonprofit organizations to receive grants to implement a diverse range of educational, interpretive and preservation projects.

The historical society will use its grant to weave together the threads of fashion, industry, clothing construction and local history in the creation of “Behind the Seams Exhibition: Stories of Clothing, 1790-1920.” The exhibit will draw from the historical society’s 3,400-piece costume collection to present stories about social customs, economics and style preferences in Andover and beyond. It is expected to be unveiled this summer.

Essex Heritage’s Partnership Grant Program is a matching grant program created to foster and support the stewardship activities of municipalities and organizations that share its mission to preserve and promote the historic, cultural and natural resources of the Essex National Heritage Area. For more, visit or

Rep. Moran holding office hours

State Rep. Frank A. Moran will be hosting office hours on Monday, April 29, from noon to 1 p.m. in the activity room at Andover Public Library. All residents of the 17th Essex District are invited to attend to discuss any issues of concern.

Outside of office hours, residents may meet with Moran or his staff by scheduling an appointment with his legislative aide, Patrick Kerwin, by email at, by phone at 617-722-2460, ext. 8988, or by mail to Rep. Frank Moran, Statehouse, Suite 443, Boston 02133.