Program Schedule



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


Monday, December 12, 2022

7:00 pm

Topic:  "New Hampshire Covered Bridges"

Speaker:  Kim Varney Chandler

Location: Amherst Town Library

          Kim will share historical information on the covered bridges surrounding the Amherst area, past and present. Join Kim as she talks about the history of the lost bridges and shares an overview of the remaining historic covered bridges in New Hampshire. Following the program, Kim will be available to sign copies of Covered Bridges of New Hampshire.

Monday, March 13, 2023

7:00 to 8:15 pm

Topic:  "Genealogy 101"

Speaker:  Jackie Marshall

Location: Amherst Town Library

     Have you ever wanted to research your family history but didn’t know where to begin? Genealogy 101 is the event for you! Expert genealogist Jackie Marshall will be our guide through the many resources, from census records to gravestones, that will help you launch your journey into your own family’s past. Along the way, Jackie will share examples of her extensive research into Amherst’s fascinating history by exploring the lineages and stories of the town’s oldest and notable families including the Rev Daniel Wilkins.
     With over 40 years of genealogical experience Jackie has been offering professional and volunteer genealogy services for two decades. She’s a member of many notable genealogical organizations and has been a presenter at the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium representing the Daughters of the American Revolution, of which she’s been a member for 26 years.
     Jackie is the longtime Genealogy Chair of the Historical Society of Amherst and is particularly knowledgeable about Amherst’s own history. She has developed a Family Tree Maker genealogy file for historical Amherst families, surveyed the town cemeteries at, and helped to transcribe Amherst’s Proprietor Records and museum documents, along with many other roles and projects relating to the history of Amherst and the people who have called it home.
     Please join Jackie Marshall, the Historical Society of Amherst, and the Amherst Town Library for this very special free program, Genealogy 101, with a special spotlight on the history of Amherst!

Monday, April 10, 2023

6:15 to 8:15 pm

Topic:  "Hutchinson Family Singers"

Speaker:  Marcia Nelson & Charlie Annand

Location: Amherst Town Library

     Did you know that the most popular musical entertainers in America once hailed from Milford, New Hampshire? Not the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, or Taylor Swift but the Hutchinson Family Singers! Judson, Abby, John, and Asa Hutchinson were an internationally famous quartet who developed a uniquely American style of music with a message. The Hutchinsons controversially championed many social causes of the 1840s including women’s rights, temperance, and especially abolitionism.
    Marcia Nelson and Charlie Annand, co-chairs of a grassroots effort to create a public memorial to the group, will describe the quartet’s rise to fame and their incredible contributions to the musical, cultural, and political history of the United States.

Monday, June 12, 2023

6:00 to 7:30 pm

Topic:  "Annual Membership Reception"

Location: Wigwam Museum

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