Welcome To
The Amherst County Museum And Historical Society
Celebrating 40 Years of Preserving the History of Amherst County 1976 - 2016
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 closedMay 28-30, 2016 and July 1-4, 2016

When planning a visit please call ahead for your convenience.

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

In case of inclement weather the Museum will be closed if the schools are closed.

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Upcoming Events...

Please contact the Museum for further information about any events.

All events are subject to change.

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-Postponed, New Date TBA-

Lets' Play Croquet 

St. Francis of Assisi Church - 332 S. Main St., Amherst

Free Admission.  Cookies and Lemonade provided.

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- Sunday, June 12 at 2:30 PM -

Rare Book Talk and Assessment with Jim Presgraves

Program on Collecting old books.  Attendees can bring as many books as they wish for evaluation.

 Book Appraisal Cost: $5 per book (3 books at a time).

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-Friday, June 24, 6 PM to 9 PM-

Colonial Games at Winton Country Club

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- Saturday, August 6, 10 AM to 4 PM-

Colonial Day with Revolutionary War Encampment

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- Sunday, September 25 at 2:30 PM -

Army Training at Woodson WWII/Prison Camp in Amherst

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- Sunday, October 9 at 2:30 PM-

Cemetery Tour

(Details to be announced)

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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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We have a Facebook Page and a Facebook group!

The Muse: Winter 2016 (Our newsletter)

 

Our Mission

Founded in 1976, 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!

 

Updated 25 Apr 2016