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 closed September 2-5, 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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- Sunday, September 25 at 2:30 PM -

Amherst County Lives Through WWII

by Florence and Holcomb Nixon

The Nixons will relate stories of happenings in Amherst County during World War II,

including the encounter of the capture of German prisoners of war in the Elon area.

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- Sunday, October 9 at 2:30 PM-

Cemetery Tour

This year we will be visiting three church cemeteries in the Pleasant View area,

Timothy Baptist Church, St. Luke's Episcopal Church and El Bethel United Methodist Church.

Tour starts at El Bethel United Methodist Church

For more information, please call the Museum, 434-946-9068

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-Sunday, November 6 at 2:30 PM-

The Rural Landscape of Amherst County

by Sandi Esposito

This talk and slide presentation will take a look at typical farm outbuildings of the 19th & 20th century in Amherst County.

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-Saturday, November 12 at 5:30 PM-

Evening on the Hill Fundraiser

Music and Dinner

$25/person

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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 13 Jun 2016