Bartlett Museum

Bartlett Museum The Bartlett Museum is a nonprofit museum located at 270 Main Street, Amesbury
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Museum of Old Newbury
12/25/2020

Museum of Old Newbury

On Christmas day, December 25, 1799, word of George Washington’s death 11 days earlier at Mt. Vernon, finally reached Newburyport. Moses Kimball noted in his diary that Newburyport’s church bells tolled from four o’clock in the afternoon until nine o’clock in the evening in the former President’s honor. #HistoryHappenings #MuseumOfOldNewbury NewburyHistory.org

Museum of Old Newbury
12/19/2020

Museum of Old Newbury

Ordinarily seen in the Daily News of Newburyport: On this day in 1776, the 1777 George’s Almanac, the first published after the year of American Independence, was advertised for sale. Besides the customary information, it contained an account of an "Italian spider, called the Tarantula; a cheap and easy method of making soap; how to preserve beef with very little salt; how to cure the Itch; how to destroy rats and mice; a list of roads; and a poem for each month.” #HistoryHappenings #MuseumOfOldNewbury NewburyHistory.org

Museum of Old Newbury
12/18/2020

Museum of Old Newbury

Seen in today’s Daily News of Newburyport: On December 18, 1818, Auctioneer Jacob Coburn advertised trees to be sold at public auction on January 1. A large number of white oak trees fit for ship timber and a large number of trees suitable for firewood, were standing in Noyes swamp, adjoining John Pettingel’s farm. The sale would start at 10 AM at the premises if weather cooperated, or if not, then on the first fair day. #HistoryHappenings #MuseumOfOldNewbury NewburyHistory.org

New Hampshire-then and now
12/14/2020

New Hampshire-then and now

1957 The new look at Hampton Beach one of the most popular vacation resorts on the North Atlantic. In 1956 $2,750.00 was spent to improve the 2 1/4 mile beach and its surrounding area. Did you know that the New Hampshire's Seacoast Region was settled in 1623 just a few years after the Pilgrims made their historical landing?. www.facebook.com/NewHampshireThenAndNow

12/12/2020

Bartlett Museum, Amesbury, MA

Annual Fund Appeal, 2020

Hello from the Bartlett Museum!

This has been an incredibly challenging year for all of us. We would like to extend our sincere sympathies to members of our community who have lost a loved one or suffered other losses during the pandemic. Unfortunately, we were not able to open the Museum over the summer and had to cancel our annual luncheon, the auction in the pines and our annual appliance recycling event.

While 2020 was a relatively quiet year at the Museum, we still have maintenance expenses. You may have noticed that our sign was down for a few months. It had some significant rot on the wooden frame, but we were able to fix the frame and rehang the sign in July. Our latest issue is a tree that split off a main branch and fell on top of the Carriage Shed. Luckily, it looks like there was minimal damage to the roof, but the tree needs to come down and we are in the process of having it removed.

We are hoping to be able to open in the summer of 2021.
We still plan to move one of the carriages into the main Museum so that we can display the chaise that we acquired in 2019. And we are planning to hold another appliance recycling event in either the summer or fall of 2021.

We would like to thank our volunteers, members and generous donors. Without you we couldn’t keep preserving Amesbury’s history. We need your support to keep things going and to keep up with maintaining our building and grounds.

Will you help us today with a tax-deductible donation?

We depend on donations and appreciate whatever you can give us this year for our annual appeal. Even if you can only afford a small amount, every donation helps!

The Bartlett Museum is dedicated to preserving and displaying the rich history of Amesbury and the surrounding communities. We operate entirely as volunteers. The board, the committees, and even the docents are all volunteers who donate their time and effort to the museum. But we can’t do it on sweat equity alone.

Can you send us a tax-deductible donation today? Anything you can pledge will help.
In return we’ll keep telling the history of Amesbury, keep our collection safe and keep the museum open for all to visit. Will you help us to preserve our history?

Jonathan Camp
President, Board of Directors
Bartlett Museum, PO Box 692, Amesbury, MA 01913

Museum of Old Newbury
12/11/2020

Museum of Old Newbury

Postcards from the MOON. View of Harbor, Newburyport, Mass. From the collections of the Museum of Old Newbury. #NewburyHistory #MuseumOfOldNewbury NewburyHistory.org

Bellingham Public Library - Massachusetts
12/11/2020

Bellingham Public Library - Massachusetts

This past Spring, we partnered up with the Mass. Memories Road Show team from the University Archives and Special Collections at UMass Boston in their project to collect meaningful and accurate stories about Massachusetts communities virtually!

Community members were invited to submit photograph contributions specific to Bellingham history. The materials that have been submitted so far are now available to view here:
https://openarchives.umb.edu/digital/collection/p15774coll6/search/searchterm/Bellingham%20Mass.%20Memories%20Stuck-at-Home%20Show/field/roada/mode/exact/conn/and

We would love to add your photos and stories to the collection! This can be done here:
http://blogs.umb.edu/massmemories/stuck-at-home-show-pilot-project/

Mass. Memories Road Show

Museum of Old Newbury
12/09/2020

Museum of Old Newbury

Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison was born on this day in 1805 on Atwood Street. One hundred years later, the City Improvement Society of Newburyport erected a plaque on the home. Garrison, whose statue graces Brown Square, was one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society and promoted “immediate emancipation” of slaves in the United States. In the 1870s, Garrison became a prominent voice for the women’s suffrage movement. #HistoryHappenings #MuseumOfOldNewbury NewburyHistory.org

New Hampshire-then and now
12/05/2020

New Hampshire-then and now

Epping,N.H. about 1905. You might say J.R. Button brought the 20th century to Epping. He ran the first store bought bakeryroute in town, operating out of Exeter. This is Mr. Button himself. He's finished his morning route, and now he'll stop at Mrs. Langley's for something to eat. Right besides that old water tower that's gone, today is the Epping Head Start School. The building to the left was the Methodist Church; they sold it to the United Churches, who sold it to the American Legion, and then it burned down. Photo taken from a glass negative that was taken by Walter Sanborn. www.facebook.com/NewHampshireThenAndNow

Lecture to explore how legacies of Garrison, Tubman live on
12/03/2020
Lecture to explore how legacies of Garrison, Tubman live on

Lecture to explore how legacies of Garrison, Tubman live on

NEWBURYPORT — A virtual lecture Dec. 12 will explore the lives of William Lloyd Garrison and Harriet Tubman, and how the two came together to further their abolitionist work to

Museum of Old Newbury
11/28/2020

Museum of Old Newbury

Ordinarily seen in the Daily News of Newburyport: Historian Joshua Coffin writes that from November 28, 1797, to March 29, 1798, the Merrimack River was frozen over above the Amesbury ferry. A heavy snow storm, referred to as the Long Storm of 1798, had blanketed states from Maryland to Maine that year. #HistoryHappenings #MuseumOfOldNewbury NewburyHistory.org

Museum of Old Newbury
11/24/2020

Museum of Old Newbury

Ordinarily seen in th Daily News of Newburyport: The Newburyport Herald this day in 1809, published Walter Todd’s announcement of a private sale from the Schooner Beaver at high noon at Coombs Wharf. In addition to 15 boxes of Havana sugars, 10 sacks of feathers, 40 bags of coffee, 20 bags of cotton, 10 casks of rum, 5 pipes of wine, 50 hogsheads of salt and 500 pieces of India Cottons were also for sale. #HistoryHappenings #MuseumOfOldNewbury NewburyHistory.org

Museum of Old Newbury
11/19/2020

Museum of Old Newbury

Postcards from the MOON. Pleasant Street from State Street, Newburyport, Mass. From the collections of the Museum of Old Newbury. #NewburyHistory #MuseumOfOldNewbury NewburyHistory.org

John Mcinnis Auctioneers
11/18/2020

John Mcinnis Auctioneers

While we wait for our West Newbury online Estate’s sale to go live here are some more of the variety this auction has to offer. Remember everything here will start at $1.00! You will decide what it’s worth! Make an appointment to view in person if you would like. Appointments available on Friday and Saturday this week and again on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Old oaks added to West Newbury tree roster
11/18/2020
Old oaks added to West Newbury tree roster

Old oaks added to West Newbury tree roster

WEST NEWBURY — Two trees that date back to pre-Revolutionary War days are the first to be added to the town Tree Committee’s Roster of Significant and Remarkable Trees.

Museum of Old Newbury
11/13/2020

Museum of Old Newbury

Postcards from the MOON. State Street Looking North, Newburyport, Mass. From the collections of the Museum of Old Newbury. #NewburyHistory #MuseumOfOldNewbury NewburyHistory.org

Museum of Old Newbury
11/05/2020

Museum of Old Newbury

Postcards from the MOON. Towle Manufacturing Co. Silversmiths, Newburyport, Mass. From the collections of the Museum of Old Newbury. #NewburyHistory #MuseumOfOldNewbury NewburyHistory.org

American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society
11/05/2020

American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society

How has it come to pass that when retelling the story of the 𝘔𝘢𝘺𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳, the women involved have almost disappeared into the shadow of men? Sue Allan’s new book 𝙄𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙝𝙖𝙙𝙤𝙬 𝙤𝙛 𝙈𝙚𝙣 grapples with this question and sheds light on the oft-ignored lives of English women in the 17th century. Now available for purchase in our online bookstore. https://hubs.ly/H0yvb7g0

Museum of Old Newbury
11/04/2020

Museum of Old Newbury

Seen in today’s Daily News of Newburyport: November 4, 1646, the General Court of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay ordered “that every baker shall have a distinct marke for his bread & keep ye true assize thereof.” Wheat cost 3 shillings per bushel. The weight of a penny loaf of was fixed at 11 ¼ ounces and 17 ¼ ounces for wheat and 23 ounces for “household bread.” #HistoryHappenings #MuseumOfOldNewbury NewburyHistory.org

Museum of Old Newbury
10/29/2020

Museum of Old Newbury

Postcards from the MOON: Boston and Maine R.R. Station, Newburyport, Mass. From the collections of the Museum of Old Newbury. #NewburyHistory #MuseumOfOldNewbury NewburyHistory.org

Amesbury Public Library
10/29/2020

Amesbury Public Library

In our continued efforts to increase access to our local history and genealogy collections we recently digitized nine decades of Amesbury High School yearbooks (1924-2010). Thanks to the generous support of the Amesbury Public Library Charitable Trust these important (and often entertaining!) resources are now available online as part of our digital collections!
http://amesbury.advantage-preservation.com/

Museum of Old Newbury
10/16/2020

Museum of Old Newbury

A walk around the beautiful Museum and it's garden. Our seasons are changing, celebrate the glorious look and feel of Autumn.

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270 Main Street
Amesbury, MA
01913

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The Bartlett Museum is a repository for artifacts relating to Amesbury, Massachusetts and the immediate surrounding area. Artifacts date from prehistory to the present. Exhibits include: a timeline of events in the history of Amesbury; a regional history room; a schoolroom; a major exhibit, which changes periodically; and a carriage house, filled with Amesbury built carriages.

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