The Amesbury Carriage Museum will present its first-ever Family Day in the Millyard on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program is free and open to all – although donations to the museum are welcome! The day will feature a variety of demonstrations and activities for kids of all ages. There will be an art activity, demonstrations of model steam engines and fiber arts, walking tours at 10:30 am and noon, and games organized by the Friends of the Amesbury Library.
"The entire program is designed to showcase our historic landscape and engage families in activities of all types,” ACM Executive Director John Mayer said, “including tours, hands-on activities, and music.”
Zach Field, the owner of Zach Field Drum Studios and The Musical Suite in Newburyport, will lead a “Family Drum and Percussion Ensemble” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Amphitheater.
“ACM’s goal is to share the history of the Millyard,” says Mayer, “we want people to feel ownership of the space, proud of their community’s history, and connected to Amesbury.”
The Amesbury Carriage Museum is a non-profit organization with a mission to champion the history of Amesbury’s industry and work life. The museum operates without a permanent home, but is developing a museum in the Amesbury millyard.