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Strings @ the Strong Presents: Conway Fine Arts

The Amherst Historical Society is delighted to welcome Conway Fine Arts. This Quintet will offer a program of Shubert, Beethoven and Coleridge-Taylor.

Made possible by a grant from the Amherst Cultural Council and sponsored by Stamell Stringed Instruments. 

Strings @ the Strong Presents: The Cushman String Quartet

The Cushman Quartet was established in the summer of 2020 by a group of friends who had always enjoyed playing chamber music but craved togetherness during the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic. Made possible by a grant from the Amherst Cultural Council and sponsored by Stamell Stringed Instruments.

The Storm and the War that Changed Amherst

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Both the hurricane of 1938 and World War II were transformative events for Amherst College. Listen to Pulitzer Prize winning architectural critic Blair Kamin as he explains the events and the reactions of the college and the community of Amherst.

Henry Wilson and the Civil War

Jones Library Woodbury Room 43 Amity Street, Amherst, MA

Henry Wilson was a native of Natick Massachusetts, who rose from humble beginnings to be a major influence in the abolitionist movement.

Eastern Hampshire History Day

Simeon Strong House 67 Amity St., Amherst, MA

Visit one or more of the seven local history museums in eastern Hampshire County, which will be open from 11 to 4 on Saturday, October 1.

“Unlike Any Other”

Jones Library Woodbury Room 43 Amity Street, Amherst, MA

Lecture with slides by author Ed Londergan. ‘Unlike Any Other’ is a novel based on the life of Bathsheba Spooner, a Revolutionary War-era woman, and Loyalist, married to a man she did not love, who is driven to thoughts of murder

Amherst History Museum collection

Diana Lempel, consulting curator to the Amherst History Museum since May, will share some of her discoveries and insights from the Museum.

Ski & Winter Gear Sale 2022

Featuring top-quality outdoor winter gear and clothing priced affordably for adults and children. Don't miss this fundraiser for the Amherst History Museum!

Wachusett Reservoir

Jones Library Woodbury Room 43 Amity Street, Amherst, MA

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. 

Managing the River Commons

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New England's rivers were an important source of power and of food for the indigenous people and early settlers in the area. The history of their cooperative efforts to guard the river's resources has not been widely known.

Antique Glass Bottles

Jones Library Woodbury Room 43 Amity Street, Amherst, MA

Did you ever wonder about the stories an antique bottle might tell -- how it was made, how it was used, and how it was dug up by collectors? Join collector Jim Thomas as he shows us some bottles from his collection, and tells their stories.