As many of our supporters know, the Amesbury Carriage Museum co-owns the building at 29 Water Street in Amesbury (to learn more about our partnership visit the Amesbury Carriage Alliance website). This space, the Amesbury Heritage Center, will house our permanent collection and office space as well as function rooms and spaces for student visits. Unfortunately, it will be a few years before we are fully settled into a renovated building.
We are excited to announce that we have found a temporary home in a collaborative and innovative setting. This new space within the Chestnut Innovation Center will provide us with storage space for a selection of our carriages as well as a meeting space for our Board meetings and public events. Additionally, we will have the opportunity to display one of our carriages in the shared public meeting space in the CIC. The arrangement affords us the opportunity to connect with new audiences. The CIC feels a natural home for us with their commitment to engineering and manufacturing innovation and entrepreneurship. The Carriage and related industries thrived because of this same innovative spirit.
We are still in the midst of reviewing our collection and will be moving carriages to our new space soon. Stay tuned for updates!