Welcome To
The Amherst County Museum And Historical Society
154 South Main St - PO Box 741
Amherst, VA 24521
434-946-9068
staff@amherstcountymuseum.org
  

Museum and Research Library hours: 

Tuesday through Friday - 10 AM to 4 PM

Saturday - by appointment only  (Appointments must be made by Thursday before)

May be closed noon to 1 PM.

When planning a visit please call ahead for your convenience.

In case of inclement weather the Museum will be closed if the schools are closed.

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Upcoming Events...

Please contact the Museum for further information about any events.

**All events are subject to change.**

**Events are free and open to the public except where a fee or restriction is noted.**

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2017 Programs:

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- Sunday, April 23 at 2:30 PM-

A Little Slice of Heaven - Book Signing

Come on out and meet the Ladies of Woodruff's Store Café & Pie Shop,

— as featured in Southern Living magazine and seen on PBS.

Pick up a copy of their book, "A LITTLE SLICE of HEAVEN," and get it autographed.

We'll see you there!

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-Sunday, May 21 at 2:30 PM-

The Depots of Amherst County

With the help of the Frank Cash glass negatives of 1895-1915,

we will take a look back at the depots of the County.

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- Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 10 AM to 4 PM-

Amherst County Batteau Day at Riveredge Park

Amherst County Recreation and Parks, Amherst County Museum & Historical Society,

Amherst County Chamber of Commerce, Rucker Family Society,

Virginia Canals & Navigation Society, High Peak Sportswear, James River Association, Design Group,

the Batteaumen of the James River Batteau Festival

will host the event honoring Benjamin & Anthony Rucker, the inventors of the Batteau over two centuries ago.

Activities include unveiling of historic markers, living history interpreters, period musicians and craftsmen,

activities for the family, food vendors, and more!

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We have a Facebook Page and a Facebook group!

The Muse: Fall 2016 (Our newsletter)

Our Mission

Founded in 1976, the mission of the Amherst County Museum & Historical Society is to discover, collect and preserve objects related to the history and genealogy of Amherst County. The Museum & Historical Society shall exhibit, interpret and offer those collections to provide educational experiences for people of all ages.

To contact us by phone: (434) 946-9068

To contact us by mail: P.O. Box 741, Amherst, VA 24521

To contact us by email: staff@amherstcountymuseum.org.

 

The Amherst County Museum & Historical Society is a private non-profit and is supported by memberships and donations. You can support us by making donations or registering with Shop for Museums when you do your online shopping!

 

Updated 18 Apr 2017