Entrance to Historical Society of Amherst's Wigwam Museum
Horace Greely's desk on view at the Wigwam Museum
Historical Society of Amherst's Concord Coach in the Wigwam Museum
Hand painted ceiling motif and business signs at the Wigwam Museum
Entrance to Historical Society of Amherst's Chapel Museum
HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMHERST
Since its inception in 1957, the Historical Society of Amherst has promoted the study and recording of Amherst's rich history. It also provides and for the safekeeping of artifacts and old records. We encourage citizens to join the organization and participate in this endeavor.
The HSA maintains two museums in Amherst Village, the Wigwam and Chapel, that house relevant artifacts, records, paintings and more.
Through great efforts of members we've digitized nearly 1,000 old photographs, available through this website via this LINK. We help fund the Archive Room and microfilm collection located at the Amherst Town Library. Members researched and wrote Walking Tours of Amherst Village. This guide book includes 57 buildings and sites organized into four tours of the Amherst Village Historic District. The HSA is recipient of the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance's 2011 Preservation Achievement Award.
AMHERST GARDEN CLUB
The Amherst Garden Club provides education resources and networking opportunities for our members to promote the love of gardening, civic landscaping and environmental responsibility.
Members gather for informative programs, beautify many civic gardens in town, conduct an annual plant sale, provide flowers to a local soup kitchen, give scholarships and mission-related grants, and more. Anyone is invited to attend the clubs meetings held the first Thursday of the month. There are two meetings: the daytime meeting (9am-11:30am) is held at The Messiah Lutheran Church on Rte 101, Amherst and the evening meeting (7pm - 8:30pm) is held at the Community Room at Parkhurst Place, Veterans Road, Amherst. The meetings have different speakers and refreshments are always served. The club does not meet during the months of July and August as we are busy in our own gardens and the Civic Gardens.
Please visit: amherstgardenclub.org
Amherst Garden Club
Annual Plant Sale, Saturday, May 13, 2017 • Wilkins School • 8:30am — 1:00pm
One of the many Interesting monthly speakers hosted by the Amherst Garden Club
One of the many civic gardens managed by the Amherst Garden Club
AMHERST JUNIOR WOMEN'S CLUB
AJWC is an organization of Amherst women who volunteer to enhance the community. The AJWC mission is to focus efforts on civic needs, educational advancement, and help for those less fortunate. AJWC's fundraising goals are achieved with the generosity of businesses, organizations, and individuals.
We dedicate our efforts to making life better, easier, and more fulfilling for those around us.
Today, membership totals close to 100 dedicated women who strive for intellectual, social, and civic improvement.
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt – April 8, 2017, 10:00 AM
AMHERST AREA NEWCOMERS CLUB
The Newcomers Club was founded in 1970 to help anyone new to the area become acquainted with the community and meet new friends. The club is made up of women who have been here for years and those who are new.
Newcomers holds monthly general social functions as well as a variety of "Interest Groups".
These groups meet one day or night a month, usually in a members home. The groups change based on women's interests. Currently there are groups for Bunco, Walking, Knitting, Out-to-Lunch, Crafts, Golf, Book, and Charity events.
Cooking Class Night
Champaign Brunch and Yankee Swap
Newcomers Annual Breakfast with Santa
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AMHERST TOWN LIBRARY
FRIENDS OF THE AMHERST TOWN LIBRARY
The Friends of the Amherst Town Library are a group of over one hundred volunteers interested in supporting, promoting and enhancing the excellence of this local library. We help out in the areas of "it would be nice but…the money isn't in the budget," or "the staff is already stretched too thin."
The Friends of Library organize & staff three annual book sales, donate money for special gifts (such as computers, books, tapes, CD’s, DVDs), decorate for the winter holidays, organize and arrange for displays, exhibits, concerts and several special guests. We also subsidize annual passes to the Boston Museum of Science, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Currier Gallery and the Peabody Essex Museum in Essex, MA.
If you are interested in joining us, please click here to download and complete the application. Also, please feel free to contact the current chair, Cheryl Forster ,or call 603-424-6512 with any questions.
Historical Society of Amherst
Amherst Garden Club
Amherst Junior Women's Club
Amherst Newcomers Club
Friends of the Amherst Town Library