Thursday, May 3rd, 5-8:00pm
Come celebrate the Amherst History Museum’s annual re-opening at the Simeon Strong House during Arts Night Plus, and take a walk through Amherst, circa 1839!
As the old adage goes, a picture tells a thousand words. Historical images have even more secrets to tell. This event will feature a look into life in Amherst in the year 1839 through analysis of the print ‘Valleys of Erosion” by artist Henry J. Van Lannep. This historical illustration, which gives view of Amherst circa 1839 from Mt. Pleasant to the Holeyoke Range, contains a wealth of details and glimpses into the past to unpack. Come and explore!
The luminaries will light your path the museum, where refreshments will be served.