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.

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02/20/2020

Amherst Historical Society's cover photo

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

Amherst Historical Society's cover photo

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

We Thank our Sponsors
02/20/2020

We Thank our Sponsors

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
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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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Reader's Choice 2019: Best Historic Site: Sandstone Villagehttps://ads.digitalfirstmedia.com/21c/splashstatic/32901/BestoftheBestWinners.pdf

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.

We found a key on the parking lot of Grange Hall.
10/06/2019

We found a key on the parking lot of Grange Hall.

10/04/2019

Christmas sale at the Pine Tree Building October 12th 8:00am -3:00 pm.

10/01/2019

We have donated a copy of the quarry book to Amherst Public Library. It can be found in their local History section.

The cost of the book is $25.00 + shipping if we have to mail it out.  It can be picked up and paid for at the Historical...
10/01/2019
The Berea Sandstone Quarries of Ohio The Real “True Grit”

The cost of the book is $25.00 + shipping if we have to mail it out. It can be picked up and paid for at the Historical Society Office. 113 S. Lake Street, Amherst, OH 44001. 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…

Just Arrived.  We have the New Book The Berea Sandstone Quarries of Ohio The Real "True Git"  by Ralph Pfingsten.  We ha...
09/30/2019

Just Arrived. We have the New Book The Berea Sandstone Quarries of Ohio The Real "True Git" by Ralph Pfingsten. We have limited quantities. But the book is loaded with pictures and history.

Ignite Relationships - Dance Therapy for Couples is starting in October.  The Dates are October, 4, 11, 18, 25.  There a...
09/23/2019

Ignite Relationships - Dance Therapy for Couples is starting in October. The Dates are October, 4, 11, 18, 25. There are two sessions every Friday. 4:30-6:30 and 6:00-8:00 pm. Call 440-963-0402 to reserve a space. Insurance may cover the cost. Lakeshore Health & Wellness will check your benefits for coverage. Check out the flier for more information: http://amhersthistoricalsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Couples-4-Week-Sessions-October.pdf

09/23/2019

PSA

To: Amherst Residents

The Amherst Police Department and Amherst Schools will be conducting an Active Shooter exercise at the Amherst Junior High Monday, September 23, 2019 from 8 am to 12 pm. Please be aware this is only an exercise.

Please forward this announcement on to others. If you wish to be added to or removed from this mailing list, send me an email.

We are a drop off location for the Warm Up for Winter Event.  Starting September, 11, 2019 thru October 1, 2019 we will ...
09/11/2019

We are a drop off location for the Warm Up for Winter Event. Starting September, 11, 2019 thru October 1, 2019 we will be accepting Coats hats & gloves to be donated to the Lorain County Bridges event held on October 12, 2019. Our hours are 9-4 Monday- Friday at 113 S. Lake Street, Amherst, Ohio. 440-988-7255

Captain Wolf presents to a packed house - Free Community Night - Hickory Tree Grange, The Sandstone Village
09/11/2019

Captain Wolf presents to a packed house - Free Community Night - Hickory Tree Grange, The Sandstone Village

09/06/2019

Update: We are fully booked for this event.
We only have four spots left for "An Evening with Captain Wolf", then we are booked. Event is Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Grange Hall. You can read more about it on our events page. 440-988-7255

Car Show Today.  So many beautiful cars!  Stop by.  Ends at 2:00.
08/04/2019

Car Show Today. So many beautiful cars! Stop by. Ends at 2:00.

08/02/2019

Don't forget we have the Special Wish Foundation Car Show and the Long Barn sale this weekend. Check our events page for more details.

Troop 427 of Amherst, sprucing up the Village.
07/30/2019

Troop 427 of Amherst, sprucing up the Village.

07/09/2019

We are so thankful to our generous sponsors of the 2019 Sandstone Village Fair:

- Corporate Sponsor -
Nordson Corporation Foundation

- Diamond Sponsor -
Sprenger Health Care Amherst Manor

- Gold Sponsor -
Ziggy’s

- Silver Sponsors -
Amherst Eagles, ERIE 1442
Dr. and Mrs. Florencio Yuzon

- Bronze Sponsors -
American Eagle Mortgage
Buckeye Community Bank
Budget Blinds
Campana, Campana and Co. CPA
Jenkins and Bevans
Lorain County Community College
Ben and Jane Norton
O’Toole, McLaughlin, Dooley & Pecora Co. LPA
Pegasus Transit
Campana Sauces
Polansky’s Market
Shagovac Heating and Air
Stratos Wealth Partners

- Green Sponsors -
Michelle Hageman
KLS Concepts
Star, Inc.
Statement Limousine
Sliman’s Sales and Service
Dr. and Mrs. Alex Zolli

- Friendship Sponsors -
On The Rocks Climbing Gym
Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association

LIVE MUSIC Sunday, July 14, 2019 starting at 2:00 at the 2019 Sandstone Village Fair.2:00-3:30 Malt Shoppe Memories - Ma...
07/09/2019

LIVE MUSIC
Sunday, July 14, 2019 starting at 2:00 at the 2019 Sandstone Village Fair.
2:00-3:30 Malt Shoppe Memories - Main Stage
3:30-5:00 Decades - Main Stage

LIVE MUSICSaturday, July 13, 2019 starting at 1:00 at the 2019 Sandstone Village Fair.1:00-2:00 Huff & Puff - Strolling ...
07/09/2019

LIVE MUSIC
Saturday, July 13, 2019 starting at 1:00 at the 2019 Sandstone Village Fair.
1:00-2:00 Huff & Puff - Strolling the Village
1:00-3:00 Decades- Main Stage
3:00-5:00 Dann Swift & Friends - Main Stage
5:00-7:00 Nick and Chief featuring Ayden Ash - Main Stage
7:00-9:00 Rick Keane Experience - Main Stage

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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