Heritage Society of Essex & Middle River

Heritage Museum’s Baumgartner Collection Updates


Baumgartner Collection Book #105: Serving Our Country


Baumgartner Collection Book #13: Citizens of Essex


Upcoming Events

Dec. 8th: Holiday Tree Lighting
Dec. 13th: Holiday Open House 6-9 pm
Dec. 20th: Holiday Open House 6-9 pm


2017 Joe Schield Volunteer of the Year Awardee: Rita

Congratulations to Rita, our 2017 Joe Schield Volunteer of the Year Award winner! Thank you, Rita, for all of your service! We ❤️ you!


Dosch Family Exhibit on Display

We are proud to host the Dosch Family exhibit as a new donation from our Essex community member, Mrs. Susan Carter. The Dosch Family lived in Essex since 1921 as part of the original Essex suburb. Mrs. Lottie Dosch lived on Taylor Ave. until her passing at age 96! These are the original wedding dresses of Lottie Dosch and her daughter-in-law Lillian that married her son.

Lottie Dosch’s son Bill Dosch served in the Navy during WWII. His Naval uniform is now on exhibit in our veterans room upstairs. Please stop by to see our beautiful new exhibit and read about their lifetime in Essex!


Our Historian Returns from Middle East Deployment

Our Historian Master Sergeant Paul Blitz recently returned from his year-long deployment in the Middle East. At his Welcome Home Open House, he received a citation from Delegate Ric Metzgar for his service.