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

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

**We will be closed Friday, September 4, through Monday, September 7, 2015 for the Labor Day Weekend.**

When planning a visit please call ahead for your convenience.

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

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Upcoming Events...

Please contact the Museum for further information about any events.

All events are subject to change.

-Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2:30 PM

Edgar Allan Poe - Virginia's Gothic Son

AGAR presentation of the life and times Edgar Allen Poe, including his possible connection to Amherst County.

Free and open to the public.

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-Saturday, September 26, 2015, 2:00-4:30 PM

The Silent City: Amherst Cemetery Children's Program

More details coming soon...

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-Sunday, October 4, 2015 2:00 PM

Annual Cemetery Tour - The Cemeteries of Sweet Briar College

More details coming soon...

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-Sunday, October 11, 2015, 2:00 PM

Let's Play Croquet!

Back by popular demand.  Enjoy an afternoon of the game of Croquet on the lawn of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Refreshments will be served.

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-Sunday, October 25, 2015, 2:00 PM

Dr. John R. Maass - The Road to Yorktown; Jefferson, Lafayette and The British Invasion of Virginia

Talk and book signing.

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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

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