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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- 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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- Saturday, June 11, 2017 at 2:30 PM-

Bridge Burner

Author Michael Rucker will regale us with the story of his Civil War ancestor,

Dr. William Parks Rucker, who was the 'black sheep' of the family,

 a slave owner and a Union Partisan

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-Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 10 AM to 4 PM-
Colonial  Day

Step back in time to learn about colonial trades, entertainment, education and agriculture.

Colonial games, music, Revolution War encampment, quill pen writing, flax breaking, spinning, 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 28 Apr 2017