Amherst in 1919
Thursday, December 12, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
in the Woodbury Room at the Jones Library
What was our town like a century ago? Join Marianne Curling from the Amherst Historical Society for an evening of photographs and stories to find out!
Ski, Skate, and Winter Gear Sale
The AHS will be holding a 2-Day Pop Up Ski Shop, with new and used gear on Friday, January 3rd, 5-8:30 PM and Saturday, January 4, 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM, at the Pacific (Masonic) Lodge, located at 99 Main Street, Amherst. Fourth Annual Ski Sale offers great discounts for the beginner skater to the expert skier, all in adult and youth sizes. Experts will be on hand to help with sizing and selection. All proceeds benefit for the Amherst Historical Society. For any questions, email Bonnie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONSIGN YOUR GENTLY USED WINTER GEAR
Equipment accepted only on Thursday, January 2, from 5:30-7:30 PM at Pacific Lodge, 99 Main Street, Amherst. Outgrown your skis or winter gear? Bring in your gently used gear to sell on consignment during the 2-Day Pop Up Ski Shop. The seller sets the price and if sold, receives forty percent of the sale price for their used equipment. Donations are also accepted. Contact Bonnie at email@example.com for more details.
Want a first look at the merchandise? Contact Bonnie about volunteering to help unload ski gear on January 2nd.
Little Women Bookclub
Explore an old classic with the Amherst Historical Society! Join us monthly for a casual bookclub and leading up to and beyond the release of the new movie, Little Women (2019). Snack on refreshments while revisiting the world of Louisa May Alcott’s enduring exploration of coming-of-age, sisterhood, and purpose in a family apart and an era of war. Participants are encouraged to come prepared to discuss a favorite or least favorite scene and character. Readers of all ages and experiences are welcome and encouraged to come! Whether the stories of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March are new to you or Little Women is a thumbed-through classic in your home, you are sure to find something new.
Our second Little Women Bookclub will be held on Thursday, November 21st from 5-6:30pm. The second meeting will focus on the second volume of the book, as well as put a spotlight on a little of the history of women and families like the March family in the 19th century.
This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Some of the Things You Simply Don’t Know about Mabel Loomis Todd
Author Julie Dobrow spent several years plowing through almost 1000 boxes of materials that Mabel and her daughter, Millicent Todd Bingham, left behind, to research her mother/daughter biography, After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America’s Greatest Poet. While she was able to reveal much about Mabel and Millicent’s amazing lives in her book, Dobrow, a professor at Tufts University, says that there are many stories she wasn’t able to include in her book. Now, Dobrow returns to Amherst on the occasion of the paperback release of After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America’s Greatest Poet. She’ll tell some of those stories at an event co-sponsored by the Amherst Historical Society and Amherst Books on Sunday, December 15 at 2 p.m. in the Woodbury Room at the Jones Library.
Soap, Water, and Wool!
Dressing Up, Dressing Down
Come explore our new exhibit, “Dressing Up: Women’s Fashion Through the Gilded Age” curated by Hampshire College thesis student Molly O’Donnell! This exhibit examines the dichotomy of public/private presentation through an exploration of women’s ‘house’ and ‘street’ clothes throughout the 19th century! This is your chance to see a beautifully curated collected of dresses from our clothing collection all on display at once, and learn about the evolution of women’s fashion in 19th century America.