AMESBURY, MA — The Amesbury Carriage Museum (ACM) is pleased to invite members of the community to their 36th annual Meeting. The event takes place on Mon., September 13, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the ACM’s new venue, the Industrial History Center. The Center is located in Mill 2 (next to Flatbread Company) in Amesbury’s Upper Millyard.

The agenda includes a Business Meeting from 6:30-7:00 p.m. to learn about recent progress, hear our plans for the future, and meet museum leadership. The program follows with a guest speaker from 7:00-7:45 p.m. The evening ends with an informal reception with desserts and beverages.

The guest speaker is Isaac Kestenbaum, Director of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. His talk “Folk History, Community Narratives and Storytelling” covers the fifty-year evolution of the Salt Institute which began as a magazine of folk history produced by high school students. Now a graduate certificate program at the Maine College of Art, the Institute is producing some of the more notable names working in journalism today. Mr. Kestenbaum will explore how narrative-driven journalism has built an appreciation of community stories.

A limited number of tickets are available at, $25.00 for ACM members and $30.00 for non-members. The event will also be available on Facebook Live, free of charge:

The Amesbury Carriage Museum is a non-profit organization with a mission to champion the history of Amesbury’s industry and people. For more information and a calendar of events, visit or contact John Mayer, Executive Director, Amesbury Carriage Museum at 978-834-5058 or via email at


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