Welcome To
The Amherst County Museum And Historical Society
Celebrating 40 Years of Preserving the History of Amherst County 1976 - 2016
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 (may be closed noon to 1 PM)

Saturday - 10 AM to 1 PM

We will be closed Tuesday, June 22 and June 25 - July 5, 2016

When planning a visit please call ahead for your convenience.

The Museum is usually closed on the Saturday of a holiday weekend.

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.

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-Friday, June 24, 6 PM to 9 PM-

Colonial Games at Winton Country Club

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-Tuesday, July 12, 10:30 AM-

Games Party and Luncheon Fundraiser

Play your favorite card or board game and enjoy a luncheon in the Hamble Center

that will include garden salad, chicken salad, roll and sorbet with cookie.

$15 per person (lunch included) - RSVP 434-946-9068

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-Saturday, August 6, 10 AM to 4 PM-

Colonial Day with Revolutionary War Encampment

Step back in time with us for a day of fun and education.

Activities include demonstrations of various Colonial crafts, Revolutionary War soldiers, Colonial Games, 

and a visit by Patrick Henry, who will be delivering his famous "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech

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- Sunday, September 25 at 2:30 PM -

Amherst County Lives Through WWII

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- Sunday, October 9 at 2:30 PM-

Cemetery Tour

This year will be visiting three church cemeteries in the

Pleasant View area

(More details TBA)

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If you missed our Civil War Event April 18-19, 2015, click here to see some of what you missed.

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We have a Facebook Page and a Facebook group!

The Muse: Winter 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 13 Jun 2016