Jim Hamilton’s April 23 lecture on the Black Cats of Amherst is now online.

Shortly after the United States declared war on Germany in April of 1917, a group of Amherst residents, including townspeople, students, and professors, enlisted in the U.S. Army to serve in an ambulance unit supporting French soldiers. Driving Model T and Fiat trucks, this unit, nicknamed the Black Cats of Amherst, served with distinction in France and Belgium during the last year of World War I. Jim Hamilton described their exploits using contemporary photographs, newspaper articles, diary accounts, letters, and quotes from their unit history.  You may view the video here.

 

Coming up on Friday, October 22, at noon, we will hear Mr Joe Larson talk about the history of our neighboring town of Pelham.

The Zoom link for Friday’s lecture is    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84485731584