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." We are currently a museum without walls and use various Amesbury venues to deliver educational programs and events.

Operating as usual

SEASONS GREETINGS!Local photographer Laura Kozlowski has kindly allowed us to use her beautiful Amesbury photo to celebr...
12/23/2020

SEASONS GREETINGS!
Local photographer Laura Kozlowski has kindly allowed us to use her beautiful Amesbury photo to celebrate the season.
Having moved to Amesbury over a year ago, she has enjoyed the natural beauty that surrounds this city. This image is during the 2020 October snow storm on the Merrimack River this year in the Point Shore area.
You can see more of Laura's work here:
www.laurakozlowkski.com
kozlowski22 : instagram

END-OF-AUCTION CELEBRATION!Join us on Monday evening, Dec. 14 at 7PM.Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84663827449?pwd=ZGZ...
12/13/2020

END-OF-AUCTION CELEBRATION!
Join us on Monday evening, Dec. 14 at 7PM.
Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84663827449?pwd=ZGZWRmJJUVhjMndkT1dNQnpuOFVrdz09
We'll announce the auction winners, reveal the total amount raised, and raffle off an Amesbury Gift Certificate & Basket. And, most importantly, we will thank our generous donors & all who contributed to our fundraising effort!

LAST CHANCE! Auction is open until 8PM tonight (Sunday, 12/13)There are still many bargains! Don't miss out.www.32auctio...
12/13/2020

LAST CHANCE! Auction is open until 8PM tonight (Sunday, 12/13)
There are still many bargains! Don't miss out.
www.32auctions.com/ACM-2020

Have you registered for the online auction?If not, you are missing out!www.32auctions.com/ACM-2020Look at this fantastic...
12/10/2020

Have you registered for the online auction?
If not, you are missing out!
www.32auctions.com/ACM-2020
Look at this fantastic item:
Windsor Rocker in Black and Cherry Finish.
W 24” D 35” H 42”
From Amesbury Chair – Furniture backed by four generations of family commitment!

Online Auction is still open for bids! Get in on the action!www.32auctions.com/ACM-2020Here's a great one:Striped bass f...
12/09/2020

Online Auction is still open for bids! Get in on the action!
www.32auctions.com/ACM-2020

Here's a great one:
Striped bass fishing for 2 on the Merrimack River for 4 hours on a 23-foot center console open boat. Fishing & safety equipment,
light refreshments, and bait included. Date & time to be arranged.

The Auction is LIVE: www.32auctions.com/ACM-2020Bid on this original watercolor painting of the Whittier Home by local a...
12/08/2020

The Auction is LIVE: www.32auctions.com/ACM-2020
Bid on this original watercolor painting of the Whittier Home by local artist Bonnie Brady.
Starting bid of $75.00

The Auction is LIVE: www.32auctions.com/ACM-2020Bid on this priceless item!If you’ve always wanted to get your hands cov...
12/07/2020

The Auction is LIVE: www.32auctions.com/ACM-2020
Bid on this priceless item!
If you’ve always wanted to get your hands covered in clay, now is your chance! Bid high for a 3 hour private pottery class with Meryl Goldsmith, who has been creating pottery at Purple Sage Pottery in Merrimac, MA for 25 years. Meryl teaches pottery classes at Purple Sage Pottery and sells her pottery locally at Wild Dove in Amesbury. During the class, you can try the potter’s wheel and do some hand building or both.

Can't wait for the Driving Through History online auction at www.32auctions.com/ACM-2020, Dec. 7, 8AM to Dec. 13, 8PM.Lo...
12/06/2020

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!!!
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.

Can't wait for the Driving Through History online auction at www.32auctions.com/ACM-2020, Dec. 7, 8AM to Dec. 13, 8PM.Lo...
12/04/2020

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!!!
GUEST SUITE IN FALMOUTH, MAINE
A 2-night stay for two adults in a sunny, cozy, and private “Golden Pines” guest suite with private entrance in Falmouth, Maine. Plan your Maine adventure – minutes to downtown Old Port (Portland), Casco Bay, and Freeport. Great spot for exploring coastal Maine and the inner lakes region. Reserve your stay (as available) between January 1 and June 30, 2021.

Amesbury Carriage Museum's cover photo
12/04/2020

Amesbury Carriage Museum's cover photo

Can't wait for the Driving Through History online auction at www.32auctions.com/ACM-2020, Dec. 7, 8AM to Dec. 13, 8PM.Lo...
12/04/2020

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!!!
An architectural consultation offered by Kevin Latady of Latady Design. Evaluation focuses on traditionally inspired, innovative architecture for older and historic homes.

Bid on fabulous gifts during our online auction! Monday, Dec. 7, 8AM through Sunday, Dec. 13, 8 PM.www.32auctions.com/AC...
12/02/2020

Bid on fabulous gifts during our online auction! Monday, Dec. 7, 8AM through Sunday, Dec. 13, 8 PM.
www.32auctions.com/ACM-2020
100% of money raised will be used to support our operations and program development.

11/24/2020
Driving Through History: Episode 1 with Bart Bailey

It's time for Driving Through History! Watch this fabulous video showcasing a Bailey electric car built in Amesbury in 1911.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S93aD9P-8Pk&feature=youtu.be
And also stay tuned for information about our Driving Through History online auction starting on December 7th.

Join Meryl Goldsmith and John Mayer as they visit with Bart Bailey and his 1911 Victoria Phaeton, an electric vehicle designed and manufactured in Amesbury, ...

Amesbury Carriage Museum's cover photo
11/23/2020

Amesbury Carriage Museum's cover photo

Amesbury Carriage Museum's cover photo
11/11/2020

Amesbury Carriage Museum's cover photo

Join our online book club based on Edith M. Maxwell’s award-winning Quaker Midwife Mystery series. Learn about what life...
11/04/2020

Join our online book club based on Edith M. Maxwell’s award-winning Quaker Midwife Mystery series. Learn about what life was like in Amesbury around 1888.

Starting December 9th: five one-hour sessions, 2nd Wednesdays from December through April, 6:30 - 7:30 PM.
Free for members, non-members can join (starting at $25).
Register here: www.amesburycarriagemuseum.org/events

This week (through Thursday) is your last chance to see the Aperture on Amesbury photo exhibit! Photographs of Amesbury'...
11/03/2020

This week (through Thursday) is your last chance to see the Aperture on Amesbury photo exhibit!

Photographs of Amesbury's built environment taken by 5 community members: Bonnie Brady, Bonnie Lucas, Courtney Jordan, Madalene Murphy, and Nannette Poirier.

Amesbury City Hall, 62 Friend Street, during regular business hours.

We have 2 videos that will provide an introduction to the early water-powered mills that established the foundation for ...
10/22/2020

We have 2 videos that will provide an introduction to the early water-powered mills that established the foundation for Amesbury’s industrial history. Learn about development along the Powow River and how 17th and 18th century technology was developed and evolved into the city we know today.
Virtual Tour of the Powow River - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eOTIiyLPoc
Early Industries of Amesbury -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niY9SY28CD0

Free activity kits for families! Appropriate for elementary-aged children.Reserve your kit (one per family while supplie...
10/08/2020

Free activity kits for families! Appropriate for elementary-aged children.
Reserve your kit (one per family while supplies last) by October 13th for pick up in Amesbury 10/14-16.
www.amesburycarriagemuseum.org/events

Address

5 Market Sq., Ste. 101, 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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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.....