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Essex National Heritage Area
Revitalize Buttonwoods

At the Buttonwoods Museum, we recognize how history impacts our lives now, and in the future. The REVITALIZE BUTTONWOODS project aims to create experiences connecting the past to the present through a narrative  that is broadly inclusive, providing a collection of diverse perspectives, all set against the backdrop of the influential Merrimack River.


Much more than a cosmetic renovation, this bold reinterpretation project will transform the Museum into a vehicle for social change through inclusive programs and exhibits, representing stories of historically excluded populations.  A new Advisory Committee will help shape exhibits, providing greater perspective on contemporary issues, increasing the Museum’s relevance and impact on the community.