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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

Conversation on Climate Grief

Simeon Strong House 67 Amity St., Amherst, MA

From 1- 3PM, our collaborators Jane and Amrita from Sunrise Amherst will facilitate an intergenerational conversation about climate grief at the Museum.
And from 3:30 - 6PM we will host Elizabeth Cardaropoli for an immersive event exploring the historic mourning traditions of New England

Amherst History Museum collection

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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!

— CANCELLED — Wachusett Reservoir

Jones Library Woodbury Room 43 Amity Street, Amherst, MA

-- DUE TO A SUDDEN ILLNESS, MS PARENT'S PRESENTATION HAS BEEN CANCELLED. --
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.

Regicide in the Family

Jones Library Woodbury Room 43 Amity Street, Amherst, MA

Local author and writing teacher Sarah Dixwell Brown discusses her research into her ancestor, Robert Dixwell, who fled to Hadley after signing Charles I's death warrant.

History of the Emily Dickinson Museum

Jones Library Woodbury Room 43 Amity Street, Amherst, MA

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

Early Days on the Amherst Record

Jones Library Woodbury Room 43 Amity Street, Amherst, MA

Phyllis Lehrer will tell her stories of working on the weekly Amherst Record in the 1970's.