Winter Gear Sale
The Winter Gear Sale will be held Friday evening, January 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, January 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crocker Farm Elementary School, 280 West Street (aka, Route 116) in South Amherst. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Amherst Historical Society and the Crocker Farm Parent-Guardian Organization.
AHS Fall Programming
Join us at the next Amherst Arts Night Plus and enjoy the works in our 4th juried art show. Moving Day is our theme this year and we asked artists to present their own visual representation of what it means to move in, move out or move on. Amherst Arts Night Plus takes places on the first Thursday of every month. This month, Kitty Burns Florey will hold a prepublication party for her upcoming novel, Amity Street. Set in 1892 on our street, the scope of the novel includes the social and political upheavals of the 1890s–among them the suffrage movement, the Rational Dress Society, and the conventions of courtship. It also encompasses the taming of a hawk, the right way to train a voice, how to make rhubarb wine, and–most of all–the many ways to define home.
The Amherst Historical Society fall schedule is featuring some exciting events. Our next “History Bites” lunchtime lecture is on Friday, Dec 2 at 12:15 pm with Peter Thomas giving a lecture titled “Saints and Sinners: The Second Parish Congregational Church in 19th Century Deerfield.”
Check our Events Calendar for more upcoming lectures in this series. Our most recent talk was “Diversity in Our Past: Students of Color at Massachusetts Agricultural College” by Rob Cox.