‘History Bites’ Lunchtime Lecture Series

‘History Bites’ is back!

‘History Bites’ is a series of thirty minute lectures to inform and entertain, covering various aspects of the history of Amherst, its surrounding environs, and the lives of those who once lived here. The Amherst Historical Society started this popular series in 2014 and we are fortunate to have archived video of lectures dating back to 2015.

The September 9 and November 18 lectures will be given over Zoom. The rest of the Fall 2022 lectures will take place in person in the Jones Library Woodbury Room.

Regicide in the Family

Regicide in the Family

March 3, 202312:00 pm - 1:00 pm Amherst Historical Society

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.

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Occupying Massachusetts - Layers of History on Indigenous Land

Occupying Massachusetts - Layers of History on Indigenous Land

April 28, 202312:00 pm - 1:00 pm Amherst Historical Society

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.

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