This week we mourn the passing of our esteemed colleague and friend, UMass Professor Emeritus Arthur Kinney, who died on Christmas morning. His accomplishments are too numerous to list here; we will only say that we knew him as a long-time member and staunch friend to the Amherst Historical Society. He served on our Board since 2004, and was President in 2007, when he instituted our first annual Conch Shell Award. Over the years since then, the Society has continued to benefit from his guidance and generosity.
A full obituary is scheduled to appear in the Amherst Bulletin; “… and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”