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.

**We will be closed Friday, February 24 through Wednesday, March 1, 2017**

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, March 5 at 2:30 PM -

The Spirit of Sweet Briar

Talk and book signing

with County Attorney Ellen Boyer and photographer Becky Johnson Lambert

The talk will discuss the story of the saving of Sweet Briar College,

as chronicled through words and photos in their book 'The Spirit of Sweet Briar'.

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-Sunday, March 19 at 2:30 PM-

Patriot Pinn's Pearl

Talk and book signing with Dr. Horace Rice

Presented in partnership with Second Stage

Program will be held at Second Stage (old Amherst Baptist Church)

Dr. Rice will talk about his book, Patriot Pinn's Pearl, a historical novel

that chronicles the lives of Cherokee and Wiccocomico Native Americans, focusing on the the Revolution War era. 

Free and open to the public - light refreshments served

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-Thursday, April 6 at 1:00 PM-

Card/Board Game Afternoon Fundraiser

$10 per person - chose your own game to play

Refreshments available for purchase

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-Saturday, April 8 at 9:30 AM-

Members Only Tour:

Plantation Pharsalia in Nelson County 

With Foxie Morgan

$15 / per person, pre-registration required

Not a member?  See our membership tab for information on joining.

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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: 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 12 Feb 2017