Mission Statement (adopted October 2012)
The mission of the Amherst Historical Society is to connect people to the town of Amherst, its history, and its culture.
Vision Statement (adopted October 2012)
We believe in the power of history to ignite imagination, stimulate thought, and provide enjoyment.
The goals of the Amherst Historical Society are to collect, preserve, and display an extensive variety of objects that give residents and visitors an appreciation of the many aspects of life in Amherst. Central to these goals is the presentation of exhibits, lectures, and public events, as well as educational programs that engage people of all ages with the challenge of interpreting artifacts and records from the past. The society governs the Amherst History Museum, which is located in the 1750-era Simeon Strong House, 67 Amity Street, in the center of town.