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**

Saturday, February 13, 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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Here are some of the programs we are working on for 2016:

(more details will be posted as they become available)

- Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 2:30 PM -

Abandoned Homes in Amherst County with Sandi Esposito

Historian and Researcher Sandi Esposito will give a slide presentation

focusing on some of the architectural rich homes in Amherst County that have been abandoned.

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- Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM -

Mills in Amherst County tour with Chris Anderson

Join the Car Pool Group to tour a number of Amherst County Mills, standing and in ruins.  

This tour is led by Chris Anderson, known as Mr. "Mills".  Tour begins at Brightwell Mill in Madison Heights.

 Bring a bagged lunch and a drink.

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- Saturday, May 21, 2016 (time & details TBA) -

ACMHS Turns 40 - Birthday Celebration

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-Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 2:30 PM (details TBA)-

Croquet

- June -

Rare Book Talk and Assessment with Jim Presgraves

- August -

Colonial Day with Revolutionary War Encampment

- September -

Army Traing at Woodson WWII/Prison Camp in Amherst

- October -

Cemetery Tour

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Amherst by the Alphabet coloring book now for sale

$3.50 plus tax (and shipping for mail orders)

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New Exhibit

Historic River Transportation diorama by Calvin Ashwell

For more photos - click here

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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: Summer 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!

 

Updated 20 Nov 2015