Amesbury Carriage Museum

Amesbury Carriage Museum The Amesbury Carriage Museum is a 503c organization with a mission to "champion the history of Amesbury's industry and people." We are currently a museum without walls and use various Amesbury venues to deliver educational programs and events.
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The Essex National Heritage Area is a coordinating agency for cultural and historical organizations in Essex County.  Yo...
04/29/2020
Home - Heritage At Home

The Essex National Heritage Area is a coordinating agency for cultural and historical organizations in Essex County. You can explore an incredible variety of organizations nearby who are doing interesting and creative work on the Heritage at Home page:
https://www.heritageathome.org/

The Massachusetts Historical Commission (MACRIS) is a database of historic resources - many buildings and other features...
04/24/2020

The Massachusetts Historical Commission (MACRIS) is a database of historic resources - many buildings and other features in Amesbury can be found here.
http://mhc-macris.net/

Explore Digital Commonwealth -- a collaboration of 180 organizations in Massachusetts that have made their collections a...
04/14/2020
Digital Commonwealth

Explore Digital Commonwealth -- a collaboration of 180 organizations in Massachusetts that have made their collections available online. Many photographs were submitted from the 2018 Mass Memories Show.
Use the advanced search - type in "Amesbury" and select what you'd like to see, including maps, postcards, photographs and documents.
https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/

An online library of photographs, manuscripts, audio recordings, and other materials of historical interest from libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies across Massachusetts.

Northshore Magazine article about Amesbury's resilience both now and historically. And, John Mayer, ACM Executive Direct...
04/02/2020
Resilience Grows in Amesbury During Times of Corona

Northshore Magazine article about Amesbury's resilience both now and historically. And, John Mayer, ACM Executive Director contributed to the article!

“What were the actual ravages of the epidemic of influenza from which this community has been suffering?” asks the opening line of an article published in the Amesbury Daily News on October 29, 1918. This

Amesbury Carriage Museum's cover photo
03/30/2020

Amesbury Carriage Museum's cover photo

Out of respect for our community's health and safety, the Amesbury Carriage Museum is putting our upcoming  public event...
03/13/2020
Contact | Amesbury Carriage Museum

Out of respect for our community's health and safety, the Amesbury Carriage Museum is putting our upcoming public events on pause for the time being. We plan to monitor the situation and reschedule for later dates.

During this period, we have plenty of "behind the scenes" work to do including planning for the new Industrial History Center, continuing our research, and developing educational initiatives and other programs.

We'll keep you up-to-date here on Facebook and through our e-newsletters. To contact us or sign up for our e-news, click here:
https://amesburycarriagemuseum.org/contact

We want to hear from you! Give us a call at 978-834-5058, connect with us on Facebook or send us a note using the form below.

History News - The little railroad depot building stands inconspicuously but proudly on Water Street in Amesbury’s Lower...
03/07/2020

History News - The little railroad depot building stands inconspicuously but proudly on Water Street in Amesbury’s Lower Millyard, showing little evidence of how much it has traveled in its 150-year life. Read more here:
https://mailchi.mp/2be57cd2c28d/newsletters-1416775

Looking forward to great collaboration with the North Andover Historical Society!
02/29/2020

Looking forward to great collaboration with the North Andover Historical Society!

Yesterday Amesbury Carriage Museum director John Mayer dropped by the Society for a chat. Our challenges are similar--exhibit plans, capital campaigns, programming, etc... Our organizations are ready to work together to bring Essex County two great new facilities!

Here's to a great partnership with BLB Custom Building and Merrimack Design Architects PLLC!Let's Build It!
02/20/2020

Here's to a great partnership with BLB Custom Building and Merrimack Design Architects PLLC!

Let's Build It!

Hold onto your horses! Amesbury Carriage Museum is popping the champagne as they team up with BLB Custom Building for their next phase in making ACM’s new space a reality!

We have launched our public campaign to build the Industrial History Museum in the upper millyard. Make a donation today...
02/15/2020

We have launched our public campaign to build the Industrial History Museum in the upper millyard. Make a donation today to support the project - LET'S BUILD IT!
www.industrialhistorycenter.org/give

Thank you to Amesbury Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council for supporting great community-based progr...
02/11/2020

Thank you to Amesbury Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council for supporting great community-based programs! The Carriage Museum can offer bigger and better programs due to these grants!

Congratulations to this year’s grant recipients! We are proud to be supporting a diverse group of 22 cultural programs. https://www.amesburyculturalcouncil.org/events
#amesburyculturalcouncil

Amesbury Carriage Museum's cover photo
02/09/2020

Amesbury Carriage Museum's cover photo

History News - Between 30,000 and 15,000 years ago, the glacial ice sheet came grinding over Amesbury. It brought with i...
02/09/2020

History News -
Between 30,000 and 15,000 years ago, the glacial ice sheet came grinding over Amesbury. It brought with it rocks of all sizes – from those the size of a small car to the tiny grains in clay. When the first colonists came in the 1600s, not many of these rocks were lying on the surface.
Read about how our many stone walls came to be ...
https://mailchi.mp/344cb576dd9e/newsletters-1404731

A great time at Flatbread and at the future home of the Industrial History Center! Thank you to everyone who came out to...
02/05/2020

A great time at Flatbread and at the future home of the Industrial History Center! Thank you to everyone who came out to support us

Join us tonight at Flatbread Company, 5 to 9pm to raise money for the Industrial History Center. Tour the site for the n...
02/04/2020
Industrial History Center hosts open house tonight

Join us tonight at Flatbread Company, 5 to 9pm to raise money for the Industrial History Center. Tour the site for the new museum right next door. We'll have champagne & sweets to toast this exciting new venture!

AMESBURY — The Amesbury Carriage Museum is kicking off the public phase of its capital campaign with a pizza fundraiser at Flatbread Company and an open house tonight for people

Join us on Feb. 4th for a capital campaign launch party & fundraiser!
01/09/2020

Join us on Feb. 4th for a capital campaign launch party & fundraiser!

Amesbury Carriage Museum's cover photo
01/09/2020

Amesbury Carriage Museum's cover photo

We are so close! Can you donate today to help us reach our goal? The Annual Fund ensures that we can deliver the best pr...
12/31/2019

We are so close! Can you donate today to help us reach our goal? The Annual Fund ensures that we can deliver the best programs all year round.
Donate here: www.amesburycarriagemuseum.com/donate

Happy New Year to all! We are closing out a great year and preparing for 2020.  There truly are great things ahead.It is...
12/30/2019

Happy New Year to all! We are closing out a great year and preparing for 2020. There truly are great things ahead.

It is not too late to make a donation to the 2019 Annual Appeal. If you have not made a contribution - please consider making your donation today!
www.amesburycarriagemuseum.com/donate

Address

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

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(978) 834-5058

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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.....
what an amazing organization for an amazing town! So glad to be number 700 to like your page.
Greg Jardis, the owner of Amesbury Industrial Supply, recently gave ACM approximately 2,300 square feet of space on the ground floor of his building located in The Millyard next door to Flatbread Company restaurant.
On October 27, I donated 175 books and addendums at cost of $3500 to the Carriage museum club for their fundraising. These books Numerous other items were also donated. As of this date nothing as been mentioned concerning this donation, Nor, has any word been published as other donations have. Amesbury's indusrial history is much larger than a brick or a nail.
On October 27, I donated 175 books and addendums at cost of $3500 to the Carriage museum club for their fundraising. These books Numerous other items were also donated. As of this date nothing as been mentioned concerning this donation, Nor, has any word been published as other donations have. Amesbury's indusrrail history is much larger than a brick or a nail.