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

Saturday - by appointment only  (Appointments must be made by Thursday before)

We Will Be Closed:

Christmas/New Year, Friday, December 23 thru Monday, January 2, 2016

May be closed noon to 1 PM.

When planning a visit please call ahead for your convenience.

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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-Sunday, December 4 at 2:30 PM-

History Never Tasted So Sweet

A candy talk and tasting with Susan Benjamin, candy historian and owner of True Treats Candy

$15 / per person includes candy to taste & donation to Museum

Taste your way through holiday candies from the Revolutionary War to World War II

Ms. Benjamin will also be signing and selling her latest book -

 Sweet as Sin: The Unwrapped Story of How Candy Became America’s Favorite Pleasure”

For reservations (required) please call - 434-946-9068

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2017 Programs (More information posted soon)

-Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 2:30 PM-

Confederate Money

With David Meisky

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-Sunday, February 19 at 2:30 PM-

Frank Padgett, Hero of Packet Boat Clinton

With Sandi Esposito

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-Sunday, March 19 at 2:30 PM-

Patriot Pinn's Pearl

With Dr. Horace Rice

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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: Spring 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 17 Nov 2016