Welcome To
The Amherst County Museum And Historical Society
154 South Main St - PO Box 741
Amherst, VA 24521
434-946-9068
  

Museum and Research Library hours: 

Tuesday through Friday - 10 AM to 4 PM (may be closed noon to 1 PM) 

Saturday - 10 AM to 1 PM

When planning a visit please call ahead for your convenience.

**We Will be closed Friday July 3 through Monday July 13, 2015**

The Museum is usually closed on the Saturday of a holiday weekend.

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Calendar of Operating Hours and Events  All operating hours and events or their times are subject to change.

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Upcoming Events...

Please contact the Museum for further information about any events.

- Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 16, 18, 23, 25 & 30, July, 2, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30, 2015, 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM 

Model Making At the Museum

 Model Maker Calvin Ashwell will be at the Museum to demonstrate his craft as he creates scale models of a canoe, batteau and packet boat for a new museum exhibit on transportation.  Free and open to the public.

This program has been made possible by The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust

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-Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 10:30 AM

 Card Party Luncheon

  $15.00 per person, table of four, any card game you enjoy.  Lunch to be served at 12:30 PM.  RSVP required 434-946-9068.

 This will be the only card party luncheon this year, so don't miss out!

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Genealogy Scavenger Hunt

This free program is for children (grades 4 and up), accompanied by an adult is designed to introduce and give them a hands-on experience researching in the Museum's genealogy library.  Participants will learn about different records available in the library and will then be given a list of questions to hunt down the answers to by using the resources found in the library.

Please contact the Museum at 434-946-9068 to pre-register (required).

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- Saturday, August 22, 2015- 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Colonial Day

Take a step back in time to learn about education and farming in Amherst County during the Colonial Era.

Activities will include demonstrations of horn book making, quill pen writing, flax breaking, lace making, spinning and games played in colonial times.

Come prepared to learn and play.

For more information please call the Museum at 434-946-9068. 

Event has been made possible by The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust

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If you missed our Civil War Event April 18-19, 2015, click here to see some of what you missed.

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Gravestone Inscriptions in Amherst County, our new digital publication, is available. It updates information from the 1999 edition and adds new information with GPS coordinates.

We have a Facebook Page and a Facebook group!

The Muse: Spring 2015 (Our newsletter)

See more items of general interest and some of our digitized collections.

 

Mission

Founded in 1976, the Amherst County Museum & Historical Society collects and preserves the heritage of Amherst County, VA.

The mission of the Amherst County Museum & Historical Society is to discover, collect and preserve objects related to the history and genealogy of Amherst County. The Museum & Historical Society shall exhibit, interpret and offer those collections to provide educational experiences for people of all ages.

To contact us by phone: (434) 946-9068

Due to staffing limits we are unable to spend an extended amount of time to do research over the phone. For research inquiries, please consult our research request page first. (Please note that there is a fee for this service.) .

To contact us by mail: P.O. Box 741, Amherst, VA 24521

To contact us by email: staff@amherstcountymuseum.org.

 

The Amherst County Museum & Historical Society is a private non-profit and is supported by memberships and donations. You can support us by making donations or registering with Shop for Museums when you do your online shopping!

 
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Updated 12 Jun 2015