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Cambodian Immigrants in Amherst

Bangs Center 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, MA, United States

In the 1980's, hundreds of Cambodian refugees fleeing the Pol Pot regime came to the town of Amherst. Church and community groups mobilized to welcome them, arranging for housing, English lessons, and employment opportunities.

Architecture of downtown Amherst

Bangs Center 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, MA, United States

This talk will focus on the architecture of the old and the new buildings in the central business district. In April 2024 Mr Schreiber led a popular walking tour of downtown Amherst.

Architecture of UMass Amherst

Bangs Center 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, MA, United States

A building boom at UMass Amherst,  has changed the look and feel of the campus over the last two decades. This talk will focus on the architecture of the new buildings of UMass Amherst, which have been built in the last two decades, including some new “public private” buildings.

The Man who Loved Trees

Bangs Center 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, MA, United States

The Man Who Loved Trees profiles Frank A Waugh, a renowned professor of landscape architecture at UMass.

The Cold War in Amherst

Bangs Center 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, MA, United States

Explore the world of Cold War bunkers and hidden tunnels with local author Joshua Shanley.