Annual Meeting of the Historical Society
February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
This year the Amherst Historical Society has renamed our annual Conch Shell Award to honor our esteemed colleague Arthur Kinney, who instituted the award in 2007.
In 2021, Civil War tablets inscribed with the names of the 300 Amherst residents who fought on behalf of the Union, including African-American residents who were members of the famed 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment and 5th Cavalry, came back to public view for the first time since the 1990s.
The Amherst Historical Society recognizes the efforts of Dudley Bridges Sr., a World War II veteran who died in 2004, and who spent the last years of his life advocating and fundraising to find a prominent place to honor the handcrafted memorials donated to the town by the Grand Army of the Republic in 1893.
Accepting the award will be Mr Bridges’ daughter Debora Bridges and her daughter Anika Lopes, who saw the work to completion this year.
Here is the Zoom link to the meeting: https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/84012266097