Museum News - Car Show Report and Our Next Events

Dear friend of the museum -

Driving through History - at Amesbury Chevrolet

Driving through History - at Amesbury Chevrolet

Driving through History. Our first social event and fundraiser held the night before the Carriagetown Car show was quite a blast. Over 100 people gathered at Amesbury Chevrolet and spent a friendly few hours together. The event was a great success. Most importantly - people had a very good time. And secondly - thanks to the many generous donations - our auction raised over $6,000 for museum programming! We are so grateful to our supporters, the many volunteers who helped with the event, to John McInnis for running a fun and lively auction, and to Amesbury Chevrolet for hosting us. Thank you all!

The 2019 Carriagetown Car Show. Bright and early, the very next day a team of museum volunteers were downtown to help with the Carriagetown Car Show. There were about 200 cars on view, a crowd of several thousand, and a good time for all. About a dozen museum volunteers were on hand to help, Mike Harrold led tours of industrial locations, and we hosted two Stanley Steamers with Amesbury-made bodies. All in all this was a wonderful day. Once again, I appreciate the team of volunteers who each year come forward to help make this event a success. Already we are working on our plans for 2020!

Mark & Debbie Smith's 1914 Stanley won best in show!

Mark & Debbie Smith's 1914 Stanley won best in show!

Upcoming Events - Mark your Calendar! I hope to see you at one or all of our upcoming events. It is an interesting series of offerings.

  • 7 pm on Wednesday, August 21 at the Amesbury Senior Center we will feature genealogist Melanie McComb who will share strategies for exploring family and local history. This is a free event and open to all. Be sure to arrive early to reserve your seat!

  • Beginning at 10 am on Saturday, September 7 we will be holding a day-long workshop "Learning from the Industrial Landscape." The day will include presentations and tours, and focus on construction of mill buildings and the development of industrial power. We are finalizing details and more information will be coming soon.

  • 5:30 pm on Monday, September 16 we will hold our Annual Meeting at Ristorante Molise. Dr. Elizabeth DeWolfe, professor of history at the University of New England, is our guest speaker. Beth will explore the nature of women's work in the mills and how those experiences shaped our local history. Details for this program will be coming soon.

My thanks to all of you for your interest in and support of our programs. It is an exciting time for our organization! I look forward to seeing you soon.

John Mayer
Executive Director

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