Bartlett Museum

Bartlett Museum The Bartlett Museum is a nonprofit museum located at 270 Main Street, Amesbury
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75 Classic New England Foods
02/13/2020
75 Classic New England Foods

75 Classic New England Foods

From American Chop Suey to Yankee Pot Roast, here’s an A-Z list of 75 classic New England foods worth celebrating.

Exploring Historic Amesbury, Massachusetts
02/11/2020
Exploring Historic Amesbury, Massachusetts

Exploring Historic Amesbury, Massachusetts

Visit the historic city of Amesbury, Massachusetts, a place where charming country roads meet historic landmarks from the industrial age.

Scenes from a Vanishing New England
02/09/2020
Scenes from a Vanishing New England

Scenes from a Vanishing New England

Inspired by Wyeth and Hopper, Vermont photographer Jim Westphalen finds beauty in decay in his landscape series Vanish.

WE WILL BE OPENSundays 1:00-3:00 pm May 24 - September 6, 2020
02/08/2020

WE WILL BE OPEN
Sundays 1:00-3:00 pm
May 24 - September 6, 2020

Museum of Old Newbury
02/08/2020

Museum of Old Newbury

Seen in today’s Daily News of Newburyport: The steamer Carlotta, built in 1878, took passengers from Ipswich to Old Town and Plum Island. It was co-owned by Charles Brown and Nathaniel Burnham. Burnham served as Captain and charged 40 cents for a round trip between Brown’s Wharf in Ipswich and the Parker River landing in Old Town. #HistoryHappenings #MuseumOfOldNewbury www.NewburyHistory.org

Awful Awful | A Classic Recipe, A Modern Favorite
02/07/2020
Awful Awful | A Classic Recipe, A Modern Favorite

Awful Awful | A Classic Recipe, A Modern Favorite

Looking for a unique and delicious milkshake with a New England history? Look no further than the Awful Awful - it's "awful big and awful good!"

Fearless Hose Company Amesbury MA 1904 Reunion
02/02/2020
Fearless Hose Company Amesbury MA 1904 Reunion

Fearless Hose Company Amesbury MA 1904 Reunion

Amesbury Massachusetts, Hose Company, Moses Dennett, Lambert Hollander, Sylvester, 1904, Fire department history, Fearless Hose Company, W B Whelpley, Thomas Thompson, George A Gale, William A Rolfe, James Tucker, John Sauvan, C T Morrill, John L Fogg, Jacob Colby, Daniel Page, George Currier, Fred....

Museum of Old Newbury
01/30/2020

Museum of Old Newbury

Seen in today’s Daily News of Newburyport: Ben Perley Poore (1820-1887) was an avid early collector of antiques, which he displayed at his West Newbury estate, known as Indian Hill. Poore’s collection included chairs from Mount Vernon, paneling from John Hancock’s Boston home, curtains from the White House, and presidential china from the administrations of Madison through Lincoln. #HistoryHappenings #MuseumOfOldNewbury www.NewburyHistory.org

Newburyport Fire Department
01/30/2020

Newburyport Fire Department

Engine 1 at The Market Square Firehouse circa 1890

Amesbury Public Library
01/28/2020

Amesbury Public Library

Have you ever wondered about the history of the automobile industry in Amesbury? We have a book for sale that may answer some of your questions!

The book is called "The Automobile Bodybuilders of Amesbury, Massachusetts" by K. Doubleday. Copies to purchase are $10 at the circulation desk.

Summary: This book chronicles the automobile industry in Amesbury, MA beginning in 1886, when West Salisbury was annexed to Amesbury. The history of various automobile companies are detailed, along with other interesting facts about the automobile industry overall. Some of these facts include how payments for carriages were handled, how custom bodies were built, and the promotion of safety in the workplace. Alongside the text are sketches and photographs of early automobiles, factories and advertisements. The author, K. Doubleday was a longtime Amesbury, MA native who spent about 10 years researching and writing this book at the Amesbury Public Library.

Robert Leslie Pike Salisbury Massachusetts Modern Apollo Belvidere
01/27/2020
Robert Leslie Pike Salisbury Massachusetts Modern Apollo Belvidere

Robert Leslie Pike Salisbury Massachusetts Modern Apollo Belvidere

Robert Lee Pike, University of Penn, Salisbury MA, Amesbury High School, Winifred Leslie Pike, Sarah Eliza James, Robert Pike, Charles Mace Pike, True Pike JR, True Pike SR., Moses Pike JR, Moses Pike SR, Captain Elias Pike, Robert Pike JR, Major Robert Pike, John Pike

Hampton Historical Society
01/27/2020

Hampton Historical Society

Five years ago, the Hampton Historical Society turned 90 years old, and to observe the milestone an exciting new exhibit was created entitled, "Gathering on the Green: A History of the Hampton Historical Society and Tuck Museum from 1925 to the Present." The multi-room, decade-by-decade exhibit featured rarely-seen photos and objects from the archives, telling the story of the Society, from its founding in the mid-1920s to the present, with highlights of town, beach, and national events. One hundred years later, as this brand new decade progresses, we hope you will welcome 2020 with a visit to our Web site to view them all! Each colorful portion of the exhibit, complete with fascinating historical photos and informative text, is available for viewing at hamptonhistoricalsociety.org/90th_exhibit/90th_exhibit.htm beginning with the 1920s (look for the links for each decade). Pictured here at the 1925 unveiling and dedication of a memorial monument in Meeting House Green Memorial Park are Elsie and Horace Batchelder, direct descendants of Rev. Stephen Bachilder, one of Hampton's founders.

Museum of Old Newbury
01/25/2020

Museum of Old Newbury

From today’s Daily News of Newburyport: In 1641, the court appointed George Carr to “keep the ferry at Salisbury at the island where he now dwelleth for the space of two years provided that he find a sufficient horse boat and give diligent attendance.” Rates for crossing were set at two pence per person, six pence per horse or cow, one penny per goat, and two pence per hog. #HistoryHappenings #NewburyHistory #MuseumOfOldNewbury www.NewburyHistory.org

Salisbury Massachusetts History
01/25/2020

Salisbury Massachusetts History

1959 - Salisbury Fireman Killed and The Barn @ Salisbury Beach is Destroyed

01/23/2020
Hampton Historical Society

Hampton Historical Society

Tuck Museum seeking info on Hampton suffragists

The Hampton Historical Society is constructing an exhibit at the Tuck Museum to showcase persons from Hampton who had connections with the suffragist movement.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The amendment reads: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on the account of sex.”

Please contact Karen Raynes at (603) 929-0781 if you have any information or memorabilia about Hampton suffragists.

The Northern End of Plum Island
01/21/2020
The Northern End of Plum Island

The Northern End of Plum Island

Nancy Virginia Weare spent 33 years at her family’s summer camp at Plum Island. After the Parker River Wildlife Refuge was established, she moved to a home on Great Neck in Ipswich overlooking the …

01/17/2020
Our Town Show 118 - Nov. & Dec. 2014 Update

Our Town Show 118 - Nov. & Dec. 2014 Update

Segment 1) Fill the Cruiser. 2) nest. 3) November Update Tour. 4) Christmas Tree 2014. Daytime interview with Lucian Parkin & night time footage of the squar...

Salisbury Massachusetts History
01/15/2020

Salisbury Massachusetts History

Rye Ledge Tower This concrete tower station was completed in 1943 and stood several stories high. It was remodeled in 1967 by the property owners and was a familiar sight for travelers on scenic Route 1A in Rye Beach with a beautiful home built around the tower. In 2007 the entire structure was demolished by the property owners and a new home built in its place.

History of Maudslay State Park in Newburyport
01/15/2020
History of Maudslay State Park in Newburyport

History of Maudslay State Park in Newburyport

Maudslay state park is a large sprawling property in the small seaport town of Newburyport, Massachusetts. The 450-acre park was once home to a wealthy investment banker Frederick Strong Moseley and

The Elevator Museum Inc.
01/12/2020

The Elevator Museum Inc.

The Elevator Museum

Salisbury Massachusetts History
01/11/2020

Salisbury Massachusetts History

In 1943, in the midst of World War II, the U.S. government built 14 concrete observation towers along the Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts seacoast to defend the Portsmouth Harbor and the busy military industry facility at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Each tower had direct telephone contact with the gun batteries at Fort Dearborn (Now Odiorne State Park) to report any siting’s of enemy ships or aircraft. https://www.northamericanforts.com/East/New_Hampshire/Towers/towers.html

01/04/2020
I-95 Whittier Bridge Construction 3-29-2015

I-95 Whittier Bridge Construction 3-29-2015

An aerial check-up on the I-95 Whittier Bridge construction progress between Amesbury and Newburyport, MA. Recorded March 29th, 2015. Please subscribe for mo...

Local Melville maven to read at annual Moby-Dick Marathon
01/03/2020
Local Melville maven to read at annual Moby-Dick Marathon

Local Melville maven to read at annual Moby-Dick Marathon

NEWBURYPORT — A Plum Island man will complete what he considers his “three-part pilgrimage” into the life of novelist Herman Melville at the 24th annual Moby-Dick Marathon this weekend in

Digital Commonwealth
01/03/2020

Digital Commonwealth

This Friday we bring you five fire men and their five fire dogs, ca. 1934-1956.
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Image by Leslie Jones and part of the @BPLBoston Print Department. Find out more here: http://ow.ly/afTw50xJZaI

Gloucester Boats
12/27/2019

Gloucester Boats

Out of Gloucester 1916.
(F/V New England)

History Uncovered
12/24/2019

History Uncovered

The 400 women of the Night Witches, aged just 17 to 26, completed 30,000 bombing runs and made history as the first all-female flying squadron ever — but when the war ended, the Soviets wouldn't even let them join the victory parade. Read the story of the all-female World War II squadron that terrified the Nazis: http://bit.ly/2UHymZF

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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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