Amesbury Carriage Museum

Amesbury Carriage Museum The Amesbury Carriage Museum is a 501c3 organization with a mission to "champion the history of Amesbury's industry and people."

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BRING THE KIDS -- giant lawn games and coloring!Join us TODAY, Thursday July 8th, at the Industrial History Center. 4:30...
07/04/2021

BRING THE KIDS -- giant lawn games and coloring!

Join us TODAY, Thursday July 8th, at the Industrial History Center. 4:30 to 5:30 PM in Amesbury's Upper Millyard.

BRING THE KIDS -- giant lawn games and coloring!

Join us TODAY, Thursday July 8th, at the Industrial History Center. 4:30 to 5:30 PM in Amesbury's Upper Millyard.

Family Fun in the Millyard - July & August - We are excited to announce a new program series for the summer with family-...
07/03/2021

Family Fun in the Millyard - July & August -
We are excited to announce a new program series for the summer with family-friendly activities on Thursday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:30 PM at the new Industrial History Center in the Upper Millyard.
https://mailchi.mp/00f5d55edb58/explore-amesbury-youth-family-e-news-1607252

Family Fun in the Millyard - July & August -
We are excited to announce a new program series for the summer with family-friendly activities on Thursday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:30 PM at the new Industrial History Center in the Upper Millyard.
https://mailchi.mp/00f5d55edb58/explore-amesbury-youth-family-e-news-1607252

Robert Casey, former Curator of Transportation at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, explores the inventive pr...
06/08/2021
First Tuesdays with Bob Casey: From Horses to Horsepower

Robert Casey, former Curator of Transportation at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, explores the inventive process that fueled the transition from carriages to automobiles in the early 20th century. (video: 1 hour)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKkoE9_xk98&t=1s

Robert Casey, former Curator of Transportation at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, explores the inventive process that fueled the transition from...

Amesbury & the Carriage Museum will be featured on NBC10 Boston!!! We’ll let you know when!
05/20/2021

Amesbury & the Carriage Museum will be featured on NBC10 Boston!!! We’ll let you know when!

We’re excited to share that Amesbury will be featured on
NBC10 Boston's Ten In Your Town next week!!

Christa Delcamp NBC10 Boston and crew are spending today doing interviews with Amesbury Mayor Kassandra Gove, Amesbury High School students, Lowell's Boat Shop, Amesbury Carriage Museum and more!

We'll make sure to share the links of the segments when they are available.

On a VERY windy, but beautiful day, we had a delightful visit with Matt and Juliann Sherrill from Gould Insurance in Ame...
05/13/2021
Driving through History with Matt & Juliann Sherrill

On a VERY windy, but beautiful day, we had a delightful visit with Matt and Juliann Sherrill from Gould Insurance in Amesbury, MA. This fabulous father/daughter team has four classic vehicles that all have great back stories: a 1964 Chevrolet BelAir Sedan, a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette, a 1984 Chevrolet Silverado and a 1996 GMC Sierra. Matt actually bought the '96 pickup brand new and turned over the keys to Juliann about 10 years ago.

Join host Meryl Goldsmith for another Driving through History and enjoy our visit with Matt and Juliann.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0DpeV-lDL0

On a VERY windy, but beautiful day, we had a delightful visit with Matt and Juliann Sherrill from Gould Insurance in Amesbury, MA. This fabulous father/daugh...

We take a "Behind the Scenes" look at the ACM Library with our amazing intern Ashley Adams from Simmons University. Ashl...
04/28/2021
Behind the Scenes in the Library at ACM

We take a "Behind the Scenes" look at the ACM Library with our amazing intern Ashley Adams from Simmons University. Ashley gives us a tour of the space and shows us some classic carriage catalogues that are part of our collection.

Ashley is also related to some pretty fantastic Amesbury people. Find out who her great aunt and cousin are by watching another "Behind the Scenes" with John Mayer and Meryl Goldsmith.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFz_tPIckyA

There's more going on at the ACM/IHC besides the construction at our new Industrial History Center! We take a "Behind the Scenes" look at the ACM Library wit...

Join us for our 1st event at the Industrial History Center!!!Edith M. Maxwell book launch & signing - A Changing Light.S...
04/14/2021

Join us for our 1st event at the Industrial History Center!!!
Edith M. Maxwell book launch & signing - A Changing Light.
Saturday, May 1, 1 - 2 PM, Mill 2, Amesbury Upper Millyard (next to Flatbread Company)
Masks required & other COVID-19 protocols will be in place.

Join us for our 1st event at the Industrial History Center!!!
Edith M. Maxwell book launch & signing - A Changing Light.
Saturday, May 1, 1 - 2 PM, Mill 2, Amesbury Upper Millyard (next to Flatbread Company)
Masks required & other COVID-19 protocols will be in place.

Join us TODAY (Monday, 3/22) AT 7PM for our 5th annual History on Tap gathering, co-hosted by Brewery Silvaticus!We're m...
03/22/2021

Join us TODAY (Monday, 3/22) AT 7PM for our 5th annual History on Tap gathering, co-hosted by Brewery Silvaticus!
We're meeting on Zoom for a fun and informative session. Bring your beverage of choice.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82954078611?pwd=MWgyRFNlY2tUSDZwRGFXTWp5aS9pZz09

Join us TODAY (Monday, 3/22) AT 7PM for our 5th annual History on Tap gathering, co-hosted by Brewery Silvaticus!
We're meeting on Zoom for a fun and informative session. Bring your beverage of choice.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82954078611?pwd=MWgyRFNlY2tUSDZwRGFXTWp5aS9pZz09

Address

5 Market Sq., Ste. 101, Call Ahead To Visit Office.
Amesbury, MA
01913

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4pm
Tuesday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 4pm

Telephone

(978) 834-5058

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https://www.amesburycarriagemuseum.com/donate/

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Can't wait for the Driving Through History online auction at www.32auctions.com/ACM-2020, Dec. 7, 8AM to Dec. 13, 8PM. Look at this fabulous item to bid on!!! Boat tour of Ipswich, Essex & Rowley Saltmarshes: 2-hour cruise on shallow draft vessel named Integrity. Capacity for 6 adults or 4 adults with up to 4 children. Get close to wildlife, visit quiet backwaters, go ashore or swim from the boat.
1st Tuesdays is launching on Dec. 1st at 7PM. Join the discussion about the history of carriage making. Free! Register now! www.amesburycarriagemuseum.org/events
Join the conversation! John Mayer is on ACTV Around Amesbury show today at 11 AM. Join on Facebook Live here: https://www.facebook.com/events/708864896324734/ Or go to http://amesburyctv.org/ to watch streaming on Channels 12 and 18.
Join John Mayer, Executive Director of the Amesbury Carriage Museum for a Facebook Live discussion about the museum and our new Industrial History Center. Wednesday, July 1, 11 AM. Follow the link to join: https://www.facebook.com/events/708864896324734/
Found this sleigh up in NH this weekend. Had to bring it home to amesbury. T.W. Lane built in amesbury. Can anyone tell me some info on it? Thanks!!!
Such a great turnout at the Capital Campaign Launch event at the new site of the Amesbury Industrial History Center plus fundraiser at Flatbread . Congratulations to those who planned and worked at the event. The restaurant was packed plus lots of take-out orders (one by André Dubus.) Here are some photos. Bonnie L. Brady.
Thankyou, Joe Fahey, for the exceptional presentation (Bailey Family Lecture series by the Amesbury Carriage Museum) last night about renovating the Upper Millyard. Lots of humorous stories accompanied the slideshow. Who knew that Governor Dukakis' mother (standing next to him with a shovel at the ground-breaking ceremony) had started her teaching career in Amesbury? For years she kept asking him "How's that project coming along in Amesbury?" The "before" photographs of Amesbury were a stark reminder to the large audience of the former ugliness of the site and the years it took to complete. Money isn't enough. It takes vision, perseverance and collaboration skills of key people such as Joe, Nick Costello, and the selectmen (to name a few) to achieve the outstanding results we enjoy today in Upper Millyard and our downtown. Looking forward to completion of Carriage Museum projects and further development of the Lower Millyard!
Mike Harrold article on Timothy Palmer.
ACM research on Timothy Palmer, major covered bridge builder in New England and beyond, was mentioned. https://www.facebook.com/groups/28280126781/permalink/10156026536036782/
Lots of old carriages in Nashville.....
Beautiful Gray and Davis nickel-plated lamps (made in Amesbury!) spotted on a 1910 Atlas touring car at Springfield History Museum at the “quadrangle”. As the 1900’s evolved and the automobile quickly became the preferred means of transportation the carriage days quickly faded.... https://springfieldmuseums.org/
1901 News from “West Amesbury”. Bah humbug. That horseless carriage won’t replace the trusty steed any time soon.....