Amesbury Carriage Museum (ACM)

Contact: John Mayer, Executive Director

[email protected]

(978) 834-5058


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 26, 2019


Amesbury Carriage Museum Receives Major Donation from the Institution for Savings Charitable Foundation


The Institution for Savings Charitable Foundation has awarded $25,000 to the Amesbury Carriage Museum (ACM) towards the development and build-out of the space that will become the Industrial History Center in Mill 2.  This space has been donated to the museum in the city’s Upper Millyard, in the historic mill building that is home to Amesbury Industrial Supply.


The museum is in the quiet phase of their capital campaign and has been cultivating support from lead donors in the community.  The grant from the Institution for Savings Charitable Foundation is a major donation towards this effort.


“The Amesbury Carriage Museum is one of the City’s hidden gems, preserving and sharing the rich history of Amesbury’s industries and how they shaped the landscape of this community. We are thrilled that the Museum will have a permanent home and are happy to play a part in making that a reality,” says Michael J. Jones, President & CEO of the Institution for Savings.


The Industrial History Center will be an active and vibrant facility for museum programs and is the first physical location for the ACM since its start in 1985. Currently, the museum delivers programs in borrowed venues and offers tours highlighting Amesbury’s development of textile, carriage and other industries from the late 1700s up until the current time. Working closely with Amesbury schools, ACM last year developed its “Museum without Walls” curriculum that engaged more than 300 elementary school children in tours of its millyard.


To date, the ACM has secured over half of the nearly $600,000 needed for the Center and has plans to launch a public campaign early in 2020.


For more information about the Amesbury Carriage Museum or the capital campaign contact John Mayer, executive director of the ACM at [email protected].


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