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
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Museum and Research Library Hours:

Tuesday through Friday - 10 AM to 4 PM

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

Holiday Closings:

 Thanksgiving - closed Wednesday, November 22, 2017, though Monday, November 27, 2017

Christmas/New Year's  - closed Tuesday, December 24, 2017, through Tuesday, January 2, 2018

May be closed noon to 1 PM.

When planning a visit please call ahead for your convenience.

There is no fee for visiting the Museum or using our Research Library

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

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Upcoming Programs and Events...

Please contact the Museum for further information about any programs or events.

**All programs and events are subject to change.**

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

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2017 Programs and Events:

 

- Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 1:30 PM -
 
DAR Sponsored Genealogy Class - Beginning Genealogy
 
This class, conducted by the Museum's Volunteer Genealogist and DAR member, Midge Elliott,
 
 will explore the basics of genealogy research and documentation.
 
The Class is sponsored by the Amherst Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 
 
whose Registrar will be on hand to answer any questions for those interested in joining.
 
Space is limited, reservations are required,
please call 946-9068 by Tuesday, November 14th.
 
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- Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 2:30 PM -
 
Bound to the Fire: How Virginia's Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine
 
Historical Archaeologist and Historian, Kelly Fanto Deetz, will share her research of colonial times through emancipation
 
to reveal how enslaved men and women cooks had a significant impact on the nation's culinary and hospitality traditions.
 
Light refreshments.

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We have a Facebook Page and a Facebook group!

The Muse: Spring - Summer 2017 (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 12 Sep 2017