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Annual Dinner Meeting

  • Nicholas J. Costello Transportation Center 68 Elm St Amesbury, MA, 01913 United States (map)

Come join us for a tasty dinner catered by Phat Cats Bistro and An Architectural Survey of Amesbury at the Height of the Carriage Industry, a presentation by Jay S. Williamson. 

In the late 1800s burgeoning wealth from the booming carriage industry gave birth to an upwardly mobile middle class in Amesbury. This class could now afford horses and carriages of their own, a luxury almost unheard of 100 years prior. Join us as Amesbury resident Jay S. Williamson leads a virtual tour of the development of Amesbury's highlands shortly after the Civil War during the heyday of carriage manufacturing by highlighting the era's outbuildings, carriage houses and landscaping.

Jay S. Williamson is an Amesbury resident and longstanding Historical Commission member as well as the former curator of the Historical Society of Old Newbury (1997-2014). He is also a dealer of American and European fine art and antiques, buying and selling for over 25 years throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. His great-grandfather Edwin Irving Colby was a carriage trimmer at Biddle & Smart in Amesbury, MA.

Cost of tickets is $30.00 and can be purchased by sending an email to requesting a ticket or sending a check payable to Amesbury Carriage Museum to P. O. Box 252, Amesbury MA 01913

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