NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

May 15, 2013

Bartlett Museum opens Memorial Day weekend


Newburyport Daily News

---- — AMESBURY — The Bartlett Museum will be open for tours Memorial Day weekend and will remain open every weekend through the summer through Labor Day. Tours are available from 1 to 4 p.m.

The museum will be open to visitors from Friday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Tours by appointment can be arranged by calling the museum at 978-388-4528.

Experience this 1870 Italianate style “Ferry School” house that features local history in the carriage industry, old maps and mementos, a collection of prehistoric and Native American artifacts, memorabilia from Colonial, Federal and Victorian periods, a Natural History Room featuring birds, shells and fossils, an original vintage schoolroom and a carriage shed housing Amesbury-made carriages.

The museum is nonprofit and is run by volunteers and funded by membership fees, donations as well as fundraisers. Monetary donations are accepted at anytime payable to: The Bartlett Museum Inc. and mailed to: P.O. Box 692, Amesbury, MA 01913. Membership is open to any adult from any town, city or state. Membership forms are available at the museum or call Carol at 978-388-6591.

For more information, visit the website at www.bartlett museum.org and www.amesburytreasures.org. Friend/like us on our Facebook page “The Bartlett Museum.”