The Cowls in Amherst– A Founding Family’s Generational Contributions to Building Community 1741-2019
March 29 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Due to expected crowd size, this presentation will be held in the Woodbury Room at Jones Library.
Cinda Jones is the 9th generation of her family to redevelop the Cowls Home Farm in North Amherst to meet the needs of its generation of community. In her presentation she will share photos and information about previous generations’ businesses on the site of what’s today the fast growing Mill District. From farming to agricultural processing; a trolley line and depot; sawmill and planing mill; and retail enterprises. She will also share information and archives about the building of the North Amherst Church and Library; town roads and infrastructure over the past 300 years.
History Bites is a series of thirty minute lectures to inform and entertain, covering various aspects of the history of Amherst and the lives of those who once lived here.
Bring your lunch, and we provide coffee, tea and cider for you as you listen to the presentations. The programs begin promptly at 12:15 with seating and beverages ready just before noon. The lectures are free and everyone is welcome to attend.