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The history of the Amherst Record, 1844 – 1984

Jones Library Woodbury Room 43 Amity Street, Amherst, MA

Phyllis Lehrer, who now writes 'The Lehrer Report', will tell her stories of working on the weekly Amherst Record newspaper from 1976 until the paper closed in 1984.

History of the Emily Dickinson Museum


The Emily Dickinson home -- 'the Homestead' -- is a museum whose role and vision have changed since its founding in 1965.

The presentation will be over Zoom; here is the link:

Occupying Massachusetts – Layers of History on Indigenous Land


Occupying Massachusetts: Layers of History on Indigenous Land is an art book that engages with history and memory. Sandra Matthews's subtle photographs of vernacular structures and historic sites offer a uniquely personal meditation on the human occupation of land, with an emphasis on the long presence of Indigenous people, whose lands have been transformed by people coming here from all over the world since the early 1600s.

Wachusett Reservoir

Work on the Wachusett Reservoir was completed in 1905 and the reservoir first filled in May 1908  At the time, it was the largest man-made reservoir in the world, supplying drinking water to Boston via the Sudbury River. 

Investigating Tan Brook

The Tan Brook has been diverted, channeled and built over, but it still runs underneath Amherst. Join Dr Christine Hatch as she rediscovers this historic stream.