Program Schedule

2019/2020

 

All meetings are free and opened to the public with the exception of the June Reception which is for members only. 

 

Monday, October 21, 2019

7:30 pm

Topic:  "Restoration of the Means Mansion"

Speaker:  Bill Veillette

Location:  Wigwam Museum (Corner of Middle & Cross Streets)

Did you know that U.S. president Franklin Pierce was married right here in Amherst, and that the ceremony took place in a stately home that still graces the edge of our Village Green?

Join the Historical Society of Amherst and Bill Veillette, current owner of the Col. Robert Means ‘mansion house,’ for a free, fascinating program on the history, architectural features, and rehabilitation of a true Amherst treasure. Learn about the home’s long history and its many changes over the years, including its extensive restoration earlier this century. The Veillettes purchased the house in 1998, researched and planned its rehabilitation for 3 years, and did the work from 2001-2003. Along the way Bill learned much about colonial architecture—including our many modern misconceptions about the past. During the program he will also gently bust well-worn myths about "coffin doors," "Indian shutters," "widow's walks," and "exposed beams.”


All are welcome to this free event and refreshments will be served. 

 

Monday, December 9, 2019

7:30 pm

Topic: "TBD"

Speaker:

Location: Congregational Church of Amherst (Village Green) Vestry

 

Monday, February 10, 2020

7:30 pm

Topic: "TBD"

Speaker:

Location: Congregational Church of Amherst (Village Green) Vestry

 

Monday, April 13, 2020

7:30 pm

Topic: "TBD"

Speaker:

Location: Congregational Church of Amherst (Village Green) Vestry

 

Monday, June 8, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Annual Membership Reception

Speaker: Society President with special presentations and refreshments

Location:  Wigwam Museum

 

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