First Grader Matthew W. won the Karaoke Stars Stage Contest for having the most votes for him at The Heritage Society on Sunday 9/18/16. Fifty dollars was awarded to Matthew but he also won a second prize for his school Oliver Beach Elementary. $150 was presented to his Music Teacher Mandi Michaels to use for the childrens music program. Ms. Michaels said “I will be purchasing music sheets for the school.” She said she was so proud of Matthew for doing this for his school.
The first meeting of The Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River was held at Essex Elementary on Sept. 26th, 1968. The Museum opened exactly seven years later on Sept. 26th, 1975. The Museum is housed in the 1920 Fire/Police Station which also served as a court house.