Objects in the collection have a documented history to the Amesbury region and a connection to industries, workers and their families, and related social activities. – ACM Collecting Policy, 2017

Photograph by Justin Surgent


The museum manages a small collection of objects that support our mission to champion the history of Amesbury’s industry and people. Currently, the collection is not on display. We are developing this web-based catalog to share our holdings and will continue to update this page.

For information about the collection, please contact:

To review the museum’s collecting policy visit here.

Briggs Broadside.jpg


A letterpress-printed broadside advertisement for a patented design of a buggy made by Richard F. Briggs, the owner of a carriage factory in Amesbury. The broadside was printed around 1870 and includes four images of the buggy in different configurations – with the caption “FOUR DIFFERENT CARRIAGES COMBINED IN ONE.”

Lane Concord .jpg

T.W. Lane Concord Buggy

Thomas W. Lane began making carriages in Amesbury in 1874. This Concord buggy is a typical example of the company’s work – it is considered a “light” carriage and could only carry a couple passengers. The T.W. Lane Company produced the last carriage made in Amesbury in 1926.

1003 reproduction sleigh side view 500x375 a.jpg

Portland-Style Sleigh

Built around 1850, this sleigh reflects the type of vehicles made in Portland, Maine, beginning in the early 1800s. This single-seat sleigh has wood runners with iron rims and a beautiful paint finish. Nathaniel Currier (1813 – 1888) of the famous Currier & Ives print-making company was probably the owner. Currier kept a vacation home on Lions Mouth Road in Amesbury.