Amherst Historical Society

Amherst Historical Society Our Commitment: To preserve, display and exhibit our local history and sandstone heritage; to provide excellence in educational programming and historic preservation.
Our Vision: To be the premier "living history" educational facility in the central United States.

04/24/2020

We will bring it back as soon as possible

03/16/2020

We will be postponing the Wine & Beer Tasting to a later date in light of everything going on. We will gladly refund you or you can wait until we reschedule. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

03/16/2020

Due to the closings of many establishments, we will be closed today. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Amherst Historical Society
03/05/2020

Amherst Historical Society

Nordson:  This scale has been at Nordson for at least fifty years and used primarily on the shipping and receiving dock ...
03/05/2020

Nordson: This scale has been at Nordson for at least fifty years and used primarily on the shipping and receiving dock to weigh finished goods going out to customers. In the 90's a second shipping dock was built in our downstairs factory to allow our large automotive parts that we relocated from another building. So, for the last 25-30 years the Yale scale has been used by "health conscious" employees wanting to weigh themselves.

It now resides in the lobby of the Amherst Historical Society. It has a weight capacity of 500 lbs. Come in and take a look or get a weigh... 😉

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02/28/2020

Amherst Historical Society's cover photo

It's time for Spring Cleaning and we are looking for your treasures that you want to clean out of the closets.  Here's o...
02/27/2020

It's time for Spring Cleaning and we are looking for your treasures that you want to clean out of the closets. Here's our Wish List".

PSA:
02/25/2020

PSA:

Unprecedented: City Council shut down its scheduled meeting at Town Hall due to fire occupancy concerns. The meeting has been moved to the Main Street Community Center on Park Avenue and will resume in a few minutes. The topic is a controversial plan to restrict certain recreational vehicles on residential property.

02/24/2020
Ashland County Pictures

General Eisenhower Speech at the 2020 President's Dinner

General Eisenhower Speech Tonight in Amherst Ohio at the VFW

Ike and Mamie cutting the cake at our 2020 President's Dinner
02/24/2020

Ike and Mamie cutting the cake at our 2020 President's Dinner

Amherst Historical Society's cover photo
02/20/2020

Amherst Historical Society's cover photo

02/20/2020

We would like to thank our Corporate Sponsors for the 2020 President's Dinner:

Nordson Corporation
Foundation*

Amherst Historical Society

Amherst Manor
Sprenger Healthcare Systems

Elmcroft
By Eclipse Senior Living

Fifth Third Bank

Parsons Insurance
Cookie McLoda

Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski
Danielle Smith

*Main event sponsor

02/20/2020

We would like to thank our Individual Sponsors for the 2020 President's Dinner:

ACES Volunteers

Diane Camera

Medina Gonzalez

Paul & Carol Hiltabidel

Delores Horvath

Sandy Kaiser

Audrey McDowell

Diane Nahorn

Lesley Nicholas

Bob & Martha Pallante

Jerry Torma

Teresa Yuzon

Ralph Zilch

If you're going to our President's Dinner on February 22, 2020 and don't have a thing to wear, check this out.  https://...
02/13/2020
1950s dress

If you're going to our President's Dinner on February 22, 2020 and don't have a thing to wear, check this out. https://www.retro-stage.com/collections/1950s-dress

To get the full look for Retro Day, you'll need a 1950s dress that falls just below or above the knee. The fit and flare cuts of the 1950s will kick off your summer in a throwback that won't look out of place in 2020.

02/13/2020
Bobbie Mae dancing doll

Look at this little cutie we got in. It's. 30 - 40s paper mache Swing n Sway Bobbie Mae doll produced by Wondercraft Co.

02/06/2020

Due to the weather, our office will be closed today. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

01/30/2020
amhersthistoricalsociety.org

Would you like to Sponsor the President's Dinner? Click the link to fill out the Sponsorship form. Once filled out, you can upload the file right to our website. Thank you for supporting educational programs through the Amherst Historical Society. http://amhersthistoricalsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Sponsorship-Levels.pdf

01/16/2020
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Take a look at the Chronology of Ownership for the Quarries: http://amhersthistoricalsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Quarry-Ownership.pdf

Representative Joe Miller District 56, Ohio House stopped by today.
01/06/2020

Representative Joe Miller District 56, Ohio House stopped by today.

Give the Gift of Membership.  Your gift helps in so many ways to support the Amherst Historical Society.  We'll send a n...
12/13/2019

Give the Gift of Membership. Your gift helps in so many ways to support the Amherst Historical Society. We'll send a nice card to your gift recipient letting them know you got them a gift that supports educational programs, historic events and the strong rich heritage of Sandstone Village. We appreciate your support. http://ahsfundraising.com/product-category/membership/

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your favorite Historian?  It's available for local pick up or shipped.  Our o...
12/10/2019
The Berea Sandstone Quarries of Ohio The Real “True Grit”

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your favorite Historian? It's available for local pick up or shipped. Our online store makes it easy to buy. http://ahsfundraising.com/product/the-berea-sandstone-quarries-of-ohio-the-real-true-grit/

By Ralph Pfingsten 50% of the pictures in the book are from The Amherst Historical Society’s Collection. This Coffee table sized book has 232 pages of history and pictures. Berea Sandstone i…

Today at our volunteer/ member pot luck.
12/07/2019

Today at our volunteer/ member pot luck.

11/01/2019
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10/26/2019

Update: By My Lantern's Light is cancelled today due to the weather. We will be holding the event tomorrow.

10/18/2019

All week we hosted the One Room Schoolhouse program with Amherst Public School's third graders. Some of the kids dressed in period clothing but the building's had docents in them and gave a history lesson in each of the buildings. We didn't get to see all of the teachers but one in particular caught our eye.

Mrs. Kalchert ended up helping with the tours and was extremely engaging with the kids. They were well behaved because they were absorbed in her interactive intense lesson. She's a great teacher. She made the experience a very interesting lesson. We appreciate teachers like Mrs. Kalchert because she enhances the experience the kids have when learning about history. Mrs. Kalchert you are welcome any time to come back to the village and share your approach to history. Thank you.

10/11/2019

St. John's Church of Christ 416 Leonard Street (Corner of Church Street and Leonard Street) South Amherst, OH 44001 Homemade style Roast Beef Dinner Saturday, November 2, 2019 4:00pm -6:00 pm. $14.00 per person - carry out available. pay at the door. reservations call 440-989-2401.

Address

113 S Lake St
Amherst, OH
44001

General information

The Amherst Historical Society, a nonprofit 50lc(3) organization, was founded in April of 1973 and currently boasts about 350 members. The Society became accredited in 1990 by the Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums (OAHSM). Only about 15% of Ohio museums and historical societies have achieved such accreditation.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(440) 988-7255

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R.I.P. to Alan R. Kneisel of Lorain, who died Friday, age 82. :( Born in Amherst, son of Howard & Maretta (Avery) Kneisel, Alan was a great nephew of JOSEPH BRUCE “J.B.” AVERY (1873-1950), whose jewelry business was in operation in Amherst from before 1901 to 1951 – first at 211 Elyria St. [renamed Park Ave. in 1915], and later at 215 Church St. Alan also was a double descendant from Capt. JOSEPH M. QUIGLEY (1777-1872), an 1822 Amherst pioneer, quarryman, and War of 1812 veteran – whose 1832 home at S. Lake St. & Milan Ave. is now a museum of the Amherst Historical Society. * * * * * * * ALAN R. KNEISEL, Sr. Obituaries | Chronicle-Telegram Apr 19, 2020 Alan R. Kneisel, Sr., 82, of Lorain, passed away Friday, April 17, 2020 at his home, following a brief illness. He was born December 3, 1937 in Amherst. Alan was raised and had made his home in Lorain. He was a graduate from Lorain High with the class of 1956A. Alan worked at the Lorain Creamery for 20 years and then continued working at Desantis Distributing for 30 years. After retirement, he was a school bus driver for Amherst School System for 15 years. Alan proudly served with the U.S. Army Reserves. He loved watching his children and grandchildren participate in baseball, basketball, football and swimming. Alan loved watching high school sports and the Cleveland sports teams. He was an avid Ohio State sports fan. Alan enjoyed bowling. His life focused on his family and friends. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Joanne Kneisel (nee Klekota); sons, Jeffrey Alan Kneisel (Mary Beth) of Amherst, Alan R. Kneisel II of Lorain; daughters, Michele Moore (Kenneth) of Amherst, Cynthia Bernath (John) of Gilbert, Arizona, Dawn Watson of Amherst, Holly Jo Mlincek (Erik) of Amherst; grandchildren, Kathryn, Kenneth Jr., Madelyn, Tyler, Nathan Moore, Alexander, Abigail, Matthew (Melody) Kneisel, Jordan Kneisel, James Watson, Sophia Watson, Miranda, Maximilian Mlincek and great-granddaughter, Luna Marie. He was preceded in death by his brother, Lowell and parents, Howard and Marietta Kneisel (nee Avery). Private family funeral services will be held at Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Public live streaming of the funeral service will be available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 1 p.m. by selecting the live stream tab to gain access. Burial will take place at Brownhelm Cemetery, Brownhelm Township. A Celebration of Life will be held by the family at a later date. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to ALS Foundation Northern Ohio Chapter, 6155 Rockside Road, Suite 403, Independence, OH 44131 or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 897, Hershey, PA 17033. For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home's website to share a memory and sign the guest register, www.hempelfuneralhome.com
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I have a quick question, does anyone know how to join the Amherst Outdoor Life Society? I can only find very little information on the place and nothing on how to join.
What information is available on the July 5, 1892 Amherst School Building fire? The brick one.
A post card to my Aunt 1910 One cent Postage !
1934
Found these on Ebay
I know they were removed a couple of years ago, but where did the train cars go from the depot?
B.O.L. Museum Thieves here in Ohio.
Found this on Ebay. Last name: Copeland
Why is there no promotion for the car show?
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