Amesbury Carriage Museum

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

We had a few spots open up for our Automobile Landscape Walking tour tomorrow at 1 PM. Contact Sspalding@amesburycarriag...
11/03/2023

We had a few spots open up for our Automobile Landscape Walking tour tomorrow at 1 PM. Contact [email protected] to RSVP!

11/01/2023

ACM is a 501c3 organization with a mission to "Champion the history of Amesbury's industry and people."
The Industrial History Center is our venue for exhibits, programs, and events. Visit on Thursdays 2 to 6 pm, Fridays to Saturdays, Noon to 4 PM.

It’s a beautiful day for the Upoer Millyard walking tour! Join us at 1PM in the IHC.
10/28/2023

It’s a beautiful day for the Upoer Millyard walking tour! Join us at 1PM in the IHC.

10/26/2023

The IHC will be closed Friday, October 27, for a private event. Contact us to learn how you can book the IHC for your next company party, conference or event.

Always popular ... a walking tour of the Upper Millyard.Join us Saturday at 1 PM at the Industrial History Center.
10/25/2023

Always popular ... a walking tour of the Upper Millyard.
Join us Saturday at 1 PM at the Industrial History Center.

DON'T DELAY! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!Join us on THIS Sunday, November 5th for the 38th ACM Annual Meeting! We'll be dining ...
10/23/2023

DON'T DELAY! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Join us on THIS Sunday, November 5th for the 38th ACM Annual Meeting!
We'll be dining at the fabulous Ristorante Molise to meet Museum leadership, find out about our plans & progress, and to hear our featured speaker, Patricia Reeve.
Members: $45 / Non-members: $50. Buy your tickets here:
https://amesburycarriagemuseum.org/annual-meeting

Our literary themed scarecrow for the Amesbury Scarecrow contest, assembled by our awesome student volunteers from Amesb...
10/14/2023

Our literary themed scarecrow for the Amesbury Scarecrow contest, assembled by our awesome student volunteers from Amesbury Innovation HS. Amesbury Chamber of Commerce

Calling all families with children! We have some FALL FAMILY FUN for you in October, November & December!!! First up on ...
10/13/2023

Calling all families with children! We have some FALL FAMILY FUN for you in October, November & December!!! First up on Saturday, 10/21 at 1 PM, is MOVIE MATINEE -- Night at the Museum.
Members: $5 members / Non-members: $10
Register here: https://amesburycarriagemuseum.org/fall-family-fun

Rescheduled! Due to the predicted rain Saturday, the sold out Automobile Landscape Tour has been rescheduled to Sunday O...
10/06/2023

Rescheduled! Due to the predicted rain Saturday, the sold out Automobile Landscape Tour has been rescheduled to Sunday October 8 at 2 PM.

The IHC will be closed today as we prepare for The Carriage Town Car Show. Our Saturday hours will be 8 AM - 12 PM. Come...
09/22/2023

The IHC will be closed today as we prepare for The Carriage Town Car Show. Our Saturday hours will be 8 AM - 12 PM. Come on out and support your local community! Opportunity Works Amesbury Carriage Museum Carriagetown Car Show

Fabulous food, cars, attire, and music!!!
09/22/2023

Fabulous food, cars, attire, and music!!!

The IHC wil be closed this evening for our annual fundraising event, Driving Through History: Jazzin’ It Up! Limited tic...
09/21/2023

The IHC wil be closed this evening for our annual fundraising event, Driving Through History: Jazzin’ It Up! Limited tickets available at the door.

Are you coming to the Temperance Society Book Club tomorrow night? Tickets are almost sold out. Remember the secret pass...
09/20/2023

Are you coming to the Temperance Society Book Club tomorrow night? Tickets are almost sold out. Remember the secret password to get in: BOOZE.
Amesburycarriagemuseum.org/driving-through-history
Many thanks to Amy Bogart for the awesome balloon decor! https://www.facebook.com/forthepartyco

DRIVING THROUGH HISTORY - Thursday, 6 to 9 PM at the Industrial History Center.We have the BEST items in our LIVE auctio...
09/19/2023

DRIVING THROUGH HISTORY - Thursday, 6 to 9 PM at the Industrial History Center.
We have the BEST items in our LIVE auction by John Mcinnis Auctioneers! Rides in vintage automobiles, naming rights for a character in an Edith Maxwell mystery, a private tour of the museums' antique carriages, genealogy study of your family, your home history, framed reprints of vintage Amesbury photos, and more!!!
Get your tickets: https://amesburycarriagemuseum.org/driving-through-history

Would you like a ride in a 1954 Jaguar XK120 Open Two-Seater Special Roadster offered by Gerry Menke? It's up for bid at...
09/18/2023

Would you like a ride in a 1954 Jaguar XK120 Open Two-Seater Special Roadster offered by Gerry Menke? It's up for bid at our live auction on Thursday, September 21st.
Buy your tickets to Driving Through History - Jazzin' It Up!
Members: $50 / Non-members: $55
https://amesburycarriagemuseum.org/driving-through-history

DRIVING THROUGH HISTORY: Jazzin It Up, 9/21, 6 to 9 PM. There are still tickets available for sale!!! Members: $50 / Non...
09/17/2023

DRIVING THROUGH HISTORY: Jazzin It Up, 9/21, 6 to 9 PM. There are still tickets available for sale!!! Members: $50 / Non-members: $55
https://amesburycarriagemuseum.org/driving-through-history

In addition to food, music, and drinks there will be a LIVE AUCTION by John Mcinnis Auctioneers. Incredible items including vintage automobile industry photographs, a ride in a 1911 Bailey Electric car that was made in Amesbury, research of your family history, and so much more!!!

The Carriage Museum will be hosting family friendly activities during the Carriagetown Car Show, on September 23rd, 9AM ...
09/16/2023

The Carriage Museum will be hosting family friendly activities during the Carriagetown Car Show, on September 23rd, 9AM to 2PM!

-Kids can join car show judge Bruce McBrien at 10 AM at the amphitheater to join the Kids Car Show Team to learn how to judge cars and award their very own show ribbons!

-Check the back of your Car Show Map for the car scavenger hunt, and bring your completed map to The Industrial History Center to collect a prize!

-Visit the ACM farm wagon
in the amphitheater to take some family photos with our historic farm wagon.

-Join us at The Industrial History Center to see Amesbury made carriages on display! The museum is open during the car show for visitors, and is located across from the amphitheater.

Driving Through History - Jazzin' It Up is going to be a lot of fun AND you will be supporting a good cause - enabling A...
09/15/2023

Driving Through History - Jazzin' It Up is going to be a lot of fun AND you will be supporting a good cause - enabling ACM to provide the very best programs, events, and exhibits.
Kitchen to Aisle Catering & Events, LLC is catering the event with a luscious spread of Farm to Table appetizers and passed hors d'oeuvres.
BUY YOUR TICKETS WHILE THEY LAST: $50 members / $55 non-members
https://amesburycarriagemuseum.org/driving-through-history

We are postponing the Automobile Landscape Tour due to the predicted hurricane. The new date is October 7, 1 PM. Stay sa...
09/14/2023

We are postponing the Automobile Landscape Tour due to the predicted hurricane. The new date is October 7, 1 PM. Stay safe everyone!

09/08/2023

Support the Amesbury Carriage Museum and get your tickets now!!! A guaranteed fun time for all!
https://amesburycarriagemuseum.org/driving-through-history

ACM is a 501c3 organization with a mission to "Champion the history of Amesbury's industry and people."
The Industrial History Center is our venue for exhibits, programs, and events. Visit on Thursdays 2 to 6 pm, Fridays to Saturdays, Noon to 4 PM.

09/08/2023

We have some spots open on our Sunday morning member row from Lowells Boat Shop to The Industrial History Center! Join us for a fun morning starting at 8:15 AM. email sspalding@amesburycarriagemuseum for details.

Fall hours for the IHC will be changing back to Thursday - Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 PM,  starting tomorrow, September 7.  W...
09/06/2023

Fall hours for the IHC will be changing back to Thursday - Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 PM, starting tomorrow, September 7. We hope to see you soon!

09/05/2023

DRIVING THROUGH HISTORY - JAZZIN' IT UP! 9/21, 6 - 9 PM.
Support Amesbury Carriage Museum's largest fundraiser of the year and buy your tickets now!
Vintage vehicles, live jazz, scrumptious buffet, silent and live auctions, and a roulette raffle. And, you’ll barely recognize the museum turned into a speakeasy serving beer, wine, and gin cocktails tasters.
Members: $50 / non-members: $55. Buy tickets here:
https://amesburycarriagemuseum.org/driving-through-history

ACM is a 501c3 organization with a mission to "Champion the history of Amesbury's industry and people."
The Industrial History Center is our venue for exhibits, programs, and events. Visit on Thursdays 2 to 6 pm, Fridays to Saturdays, Noon to 4 PM.

Check out our new website page featuring videos and instructional details about our recent Make-It activities using sust...
09/01/2023

Check out our new website page featuring videos and instructional details about our recent Make-It activities using sustainable materials.

During this inaugural event on July 22, 2023, the Museum hosted eight artisans selling goods created using sustainable materials and processes to support our REUSE, RECYCLE, & REPURPOSE theme. Check out their stories here.

08/31/2023

The Industrial History Center will be closing early today, at 5 PM!

07/27/2023

Did you know that some of the early bicycles were made right here in Amesbury? Learn about the history of bicycle manufacturing and see an actual early model on display!
ACM members free / Non-members register & pay here:
https://amesburycarriagemuseum.org/bicycles

ACM is a 501c3 organization with a mission to "Champion the history of Amesbury's industry and people."
The Industrial History Center is our venue for exhibits, programs, and events. Visit on Thursdays 2 to 6 pm, Fridays to Saturdays, Noon to 4 PM.

07/24/2023

This an event you won't want to miss!!! Free for Amesbury Carriage Museum members.
This event is sponsored by Barb Cullen, Keller Williams Realty.

ACM is a 501c3 organization with a mission to "Champion the history of Amesbury's industry and people."
The Industrial History Center is our venue for exhibits, programs, and events. Visit on Thursdays 2 to 6 pm, Fridays to Saturdays, Noon to 4 PM.

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Office: 5 Market Square , Ste. 101; Visit Museum: Mill 2, Upper Millyard
Amesbury, MA
01913

Opening Hours

Thursday 2pm - 6pm
Friday 12pm - 4pm
Saturday 12pm - 4pm

Telephone

+1 978-834-5058

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Congratulations to Amesbury Carriage Museum Director John Mayer on his upcoming retirement! John has played an integral role in both the upkeep of the Carriage Museum and establishment of the Industrial History Center. Thank you, John, for all you have done for this great City! We wish you the best!!
Drinking water is critical to public health and one of the most underappreciated municipal functions. Learn about the Lawrence Experimental Station and how clean water improves the quality of life on one of our tours. Until you visit, we thought you'd enjoy Amesbury Carriage Museum tour of their community water infrastructure. http://ow.ly/wJQm50I4K1l
We had a fun time last night with two dozen of our closest friends. Our membership committee worked with Brookline Bank to organize our Love What You Do: Speed Networking Event at Amesbury Carriage Museum’s new Industrial History Center. A great cross-section of our business community built connections through 5-minute conversations while enjoying a delicious spread from Blue Moon Kitchen and Bar.

Our next event is our Business & Breakfast on Wednesday 2/23 at CI Works Amesbury. We worked with Gould Insurance Agency and Pomeroy Law PC to have Attorney Maureen Pomeroy discuss Hiring Best Practices from 8am -9am. This event is *Free* and you can register for a seats under the events section of our website.
Are you a local professional looking for opportunities to meet more people? Consider joining us at our next mixer at the Amesbury Carriage Museum's Industrial History Center. We've teamed up with Brookline Bank for this 2/15 speed networking event. Register at the events calendar at www.AmesburyChamber.com *Space is limited and pre-registration is required*
My recently refinished CF Worthen
This is my recently refinished CF Worthen!
Peter Hoyt - Retired Principal and Educator, School Committee Vice Chair

Peter Hoyt is an Amesbury native, and actually the 11th generation of one of the eighteen original Amesbury founders, John Hoyt. Peter Hoyt attended Amesbury Public Schools through high school, and went on to attend UNH and Salem State University. Hoyt first got involved with education when he student-taught at the Lincoln Street School in Exeter, New Hampshire. He had taught there for three years and then was fortunate enough to get a job Amesbury Elementary School.

Overtime, with more experience, Mr. Hoyt had landed a job at Charles C. Cashman Elementary School as the principal, which he enjoyed for thirteen years until 2009 when he retired. Hoyt, even though he is retired, is still heavily involved in the Amesbury community, serving on the Amesbury School Committee where he is a part of the Teaching and Learning Sub Committee, AES Building Committee, AES Implementation Committee, and Policy Sub Committee. Additionally, Mr. Hoyt is a part of the Amesbury Carriage Museum board of directors and Amesbury Community Television board of directors. Hoyt believes that right now is a “golden age” for the public school system in Amesbury, and according to him, “Amesbury is a place that’s a very welcoming community, we’re an open community. We’re a community that doesn’t hesitate to come together during tough times”.

Outside of his volunteer work, Peter enjoys reading, going on walks, eating out, going to the movies, going to his family’s camp in Wakefield, New Hampshire, and spending time with his family, of which includes three grandchildren who happen to be in the Amesbury school system and heavily involved with sports. All-in-all, Mr. Hoyt is a very proud Amesbury native, and his favorite thing about Amesbury is the rich history that helped form the community Amesbury is now!

Mr. Hoyt, Thank you for all you have done for the City of Amesbury -- we are thankful to have you as part of PACT!

📝 Interviewed by- Aidan Whittier, Junior.
💡Inspired By - Paige Hanson, Senior.
📸Photo Credit - Miesha Acevedo.

We're so pleased to be a part of Industrial History New England and so happy for our colleague John Mayer and the Amesbury Carriage Museum!

What a great day!
A long time coming, with a lot of work, money, and man hours put into this vision. Congrats to the whole Amesbury Carriage Museum team!
What a night in Amesbury. Our friends at Amesbury Carriage Museum celebrated their long-awaited opening of the Industrial History Center in the mill yard; the crew at Bryony & Birch Studio held their Witches of Porch Fest on the other side of downtown; and we held our second weekly Friday Night Frights with a packed crowd at Heritage Park gathered for The Nightmare Before Christmas. Every restaurant was hopping, all within walking distance of these great events, and the energy downtown was great! … Do it again tomorrow?? 🤔🤔
Welcome to and , once a major hub of carriage manufacturing in the U.S. This 1880 lithograph celebrates that thriving industry. With dozens of factory buildings tucked into the landscape alongside schools, churches, and local businesses--including a grocers, a hairdresser, and even a homeopath--the print depicts a vibrant, prosperous community. According to a period trade magazine, after a fire destroyed the “Carriage Hill” section of Amesbury in 1888, “[not] one single factory closed down and no employee lost his job. The factories that were not damaged made room for all of the companies that had their factories burned and loaned them money to buy the material they needed.”

Want to learn more? The Amesbury Carriage Museum is opening the Amesbury Industrial History Center on October 15!

We’re touring cities and towns of the Massachusetts shore. Follow as we highlight a different destination each Friday with an item from our collections.

Amesbury and Salisbury Mills, Mass, 1880. Hand-colored lithograph. Framingham, MA: Published by E.H. Bigelow; [Printed by] Beck & Pauli Lith., ca. 1880.
https://cdm.bostonathenaeum.org/digital/collection/p13110coll5/id/671

This afternoon was the first meeting of our Reimagining a Resilient Downtown Amesbury task force. We received a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to create a downtown-specific assessment regarding resiliency and preparedness for economic, social and environmental challenges and shocks.

Learn more here and check out our project page for ongoing updates: https://www.amesburyma.gov/home/news/city-of-amesbury-receives-us-economic-development-administration-grant-for-downtown

Thanks to our task force members from Resilient Cities Catalyst, Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, 14 Cedar Street Studios / Trades Mill, CI Works Amesbury, Amesbury Carriage Museum, Brewery Silvaticus, Gould Insurance Agency, Institution for Savings, Friends of the Amesbury Public Library, I AMesbury 2030, City Council, and residents / locals with expertise in building, architecture, sustainability, planning and real estate.