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February 2018

Amesbury Carriage Museum’s Historical Stories – Amesbury Through Early Artifacts

February 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Amesbury Carriage Museum
Free

Join the Amesbury Carriage Museum for an informal presentation by Steve Klomps of the Amesbury Historical Commission. Steve will display and discuss some historical artifacts and explain what they can tell us about Amesbury's past. This event is 1 of 6 lectures co-hosted by the Amesbury Carriage Museum and the 350th Anniversary.

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March 2018

Explore the Night Sky with Lake Gardner Improvement Association

March 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Battis Farm, 74 South Hampton Road
Amesbury,

Come Star Gazing with the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club and the Lake Gardner Association at Battis Farm in Amesbury! With telescopes provided by the club they'll observe impressive celestial objects such as the Orion Nebula 1300 light years away, the Beehive, Hyades, and Pleiades star clusters, M35 in Gemini, as well as galaxies and multi-star systems.  The event will be held on Tuesday, March 20 from 7:30-9pm. In the event of clouds they’ll try again on Thursday, March 22. …

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Amesbury Eats – Hands On

March 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kitchen Local
Free
Amesbury Eats

Join the Amesbury Public Library for a hands-on cooking class, and prepare a four-course meal with local farm chef Carolyn Grieco at Kitchen Local on Cedar Street.  Chef Grieco has researched and developed a traditional menu from cookbooks in the library's local history collection, and will guide us through preparation of historically inspired recipes while instructing us in classic cooking technique. Participants will have fun preparing and sampling an early American cocktail and enjoy a wonderful 'historic' dinner in Kitchen Local's community space at the end of the…

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April 2018

Amesbury Carriage Museum Historic Talks: Amesbury Women – Daily Life at the Turn of the 20th Century

April 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Amesbury Senior Center, 68 Elm Street
Amesbury,

Presented by Edith Maxwell, Amesbury historian and author. Join her to find out how much everyday life has changed for women in the past 125 years (and how much has remained the same).

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Mass Memories Road Show

April 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Amesbury High School, 5 Highland Street
Amesbury, MA 01913 United States

The Mass. Memories Road Show is a statewide digital history project that documents people, places and events in Massachusetts history through family photographs and stories. In partnership with teams of local volunteers, we organize public events to scan family and community photographs and videotape “the stories behind the photos.” The images and videos are indexed and incorporated into an online educational database at openarchives.umb.edu. Since its launch, the project has gathered more than 10,000 photographs, videos, and stories from across the state. The…

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May 2018

Beards, Bowlers & Brews

May 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Barewolf Brewing, Oakland Street
Amesbury,

Toss out your razors or dust off your best hat! In celebration of the 350th Anniversary of our fair city, Barewolf Brewing is hosting a contest on May 5, Kentucky Derby day. Voting starts at 4pm, prizes given at 6pm. Come on down to enter your whiskers or hat, to vote on the winners, or just enjoy our food truck, great beer and watch the race!

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Amesbury 350th Choral Festival

May 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
All Saints’ Anglican Church, 67 Friend Street
Amesbury,
Free

The Churches of Amesbury present the Amesbury 350th Choir Festival on May 6th at All Saints' Anglican Church.  All are welcome to attend this free event, with a reception to follow. For more information, contact office@main-street-church.org. 

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Amesbury Carriage Museum Historic Talks: Why Preservation Matters

May 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Amesbury Senior Center, 68 Elm Street
Amesbury,

As Amesbury struggles to prevent the destruction of historic properties, Max Page, Professor of Architecture at UMass Amherst and author of Why Preservation Matters will discuss the preservation movement - past, present, and hopeful future.

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Amesbury Eats, After Hours!

May 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Crave Restaurant, 32 Elm Street
Amesbury, MA 01913 United States

Join Christine Sismondo, author of America Walks into a Bar for a funny and surprising look at the history and culture of the American tavern. Meet at Crave where you can sample some classic American cocktails and modern takes, along with delicious snacks. No registration required.  Doors open at 5pm, the program begins at 5:30pm.

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October 2018

350th Anniversary Red Carpet Gala: Industry & Art

October 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Coastal Connections, 35 Water Street
Amesbury, MA 01913 United States
$40

The 350th Anniversary Steering Committee is proud to present our Red Carpet Gala: Industry & Art! It will be the place to be on Saturday Night, October 13th! The ticket price includes an abundant, autumn-inspired buffet from Essential Chefs Catering, one included beverage per person, and a fun evening with the Beantown Swing Orchestra! * Autumn-inspired buffet from award-winning Essential Chefs Catering  * Beverages from Brewery Silvaticus,  Cider Hill Cellars and  Mill River Winery  * Live music (bring your dancing shoes!) from Beantown Swing Orchestra  *…

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