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The history of the Amherst Record, 1844 – 1984

Jones Library Woodbury Room 43 Amity Street, Amherst, MA, United States

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

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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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83249382098

Occupying Massachusetts – Layers of History on Indigenous Land

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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. The book also contains an essay, Finding a Way Forward, by David Brule.

Acousticca Returns to the Museum

Simeon Strong House 67 Amity St., Amherst, MA

The Band Acousticca will perform a free live concert, outdoors at the Amherst History Museum on Saturday, May 13, at 5PM. All are welcome!

Amherst History Museum Opens for Season

The 2023 Season at the Strong House brings a fresh look at our founder, Mabel Loomis Todd with an exhibit that explores Todd’s work as a nature writer, painter, conservationist, lecturer, and the editor of Emily Dickinson’s poetry. Visitors will have the opportunity for a before-and-after look at several of Todd’s botanical paintings that have not been on view in decades due to needed repairs.

Arts on the Lawn June 10

Simeon Strong House 67 Amity St., Amherst, MA

Art on the Lawn at the Amherst History Museum takes place on the second Saturday of June, July, September and October; June 10, July 8, September 9 and October 14. Artists and crafters will be set up on the lawn of the museum from 11:00am to 3:00pm when the museum is open for visitors

Arts on the Lawn July 8

Simeon Strong House 67 Amity St., Amherst, MA

Art on the Lawn at the Amherst History Museum takes place on the second Saturday of June, July, September and October; June 10, July 8, September 9 and October 14. Artists and crafters will be set up on the lawn of the museum from 11:00am to 3:00pm when the museum is open for visitors.

Strings @ the Strong Presents – Oxbow Quartet

Simeon Strong House 67 Amity St., Amherst, MA

As part of the 3rd Annual Strings @ the Strong summer concerts in the Garden, the Oxbow String Quartet will feature works by William Grant Still, Paul Hindemith and more […]

Strings @ the Strong Presents – The Cushman Quartet

Simeon Strong House 67 Amity St., Amherst, MA

As part of the 3rd Annual Strings @ the Strong summer concerts in the Garden, the Cushman Quartet will feature works by Shostakovich and Ethyl Smyth Laura Arpiainen, violin Amanda […]

Wachusett Reservoir

Jones Library Woodbury Room 43 Amity Street, Amherst, MA, United States

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. 

Arts on the Lawn September 9 – POSTPONED. New Date: September 23

Simeon Strong House 67 Amity St., Amherst, MA

Art on the Lawn at the Amherst History Museum takes place on the second Saturday of June, July, September and October; June 10, July 8, September 9 and October 14. Artists and crafters will be set up on the lawn of the museum from 11:00am to 3:00pm when the museum is open for visitors.