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The Amherst historical Museum is governed by the Amherst Historical Society, which was founded in 1899. The Museum opened in 1916 occupying a 1750-era Strong House. It brings its visitors to the colonial past of the town passing through the industrial age to the computer-driven present.

The Museum features decorative arts, paintings, agricultural tools, household implements, and other pieces of history from about 300 years starting from the time Amherst was settled. Some of the collections are ordinary items that capture the everyday life of the area in the past while some are rare and unique.

The Amherst History Museum features period rooms that are a mixture of old and new, some with a touch of the 19th century Victorian period combined with 20th century hallmarks. The rooms are adorned with floral motifs, pewter plates, blue and white Staffordshire china mingles, and 18th century grandfather clock, Victorian calling card holder, and many more.

The Museum holds rotating exhibits as well as special programming and educational tours for children and students.
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