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 Saturday May 23, 2015 for Memorial Day Weekend**

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.

- Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 26 & 28, June 2, 4, 9 & 11, 2015 - 10 am to 3 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

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- Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 2:30 PM, Let's Play Croquet.  Play an old fashion game of Croquet on the lawn of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 332 South Main St., Amherst.

 Refreshments of lemonade and cookies will be served.  Free and open to the public.

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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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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: September 2014 (Our newsletter)

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

Did you miss Cliff Ambers' presentation on heritage grapes in central Virginia and Amherst County? Thanks to Cliff for permission to make it available here.

 

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 27 Mar 2015