We are pleased to announce that Mass Humanities has awarded a SHARP (Sustaining Humanities through the American Rescue Plan) grant of $13,000 to support the Amherst Historical Society and Museum.  

The SHARP grant will make it possible to create new AHS programs and exhibits that reflect a diversity of views and include the history of all Amherst residents.  Grant funds will support a part-time Consulting Curator whose exhibit and programming expertise will help bring this vision to life.

The Historical Society is extremely fortunate to receive Mass Humanities’ support, especially since Mass Humanities grant proposals are subjected to a rigorous review process. AHS believes that presentation of local history helps people understand the difficulties of the past and shows that it is possible to make changes that will make a positive impact on our town.

The Amherst Historical Society is an all volunteer organization that relies on membership contributions, grants, and local business sponsors.  Visit amhersthistory.org for a list of upcoming free events.  New members are always welcome!