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Next Opening
Saturday, Oct. 14
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Digital Images
Check out some of our recent curated images here.

Legacy images are still available here.


Check out history briefs of Amherst's oldest houses outside the Village by Katrina Holman, along with other interesting resources here.


Looking for a fun, family activity? Try our Amherst Village Scavenger Hunt!


Wigwam Garden Memorial Brick Walkway
Buy a Brick

Accepting orders for placement in late summer.


Take a virtual tour of the Wigwam Museum Garden maintained by the Amherst Garden Club. (click here)


New Hampshire History Network

is up and running!
(find out more)


Questions on building alterations in the Historic District?  Contact the Historic District Commission.


The Heritage Commission can assist homeowners with preserving Amherst's heritage.


Historical Society of Amherst, NH

Since its inception in 1957 (view list of charter members), our Society's mission has been to promote the study and recording of Amherst's rich history, and to arrange for the safekeeping of artifacts and old records.

We meet five times a year where members and guests are treated to programs on diverse historical topics followed by refreshments and a chance to meet and talk to neighbors.

Please support our mission by
becoming a member!

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A Sampling of What We Do

The Historical Society:

  • Cares for two Museums - the Wigwam and the Chapel - both located in pristine Amherst Village.

  • Digitized hundreds of old photographs, which are now accessible through this Web site on the Digital Images link.

  • Works cooperatively with the Amherst Town Library which contains a wealth of information on our town's past.

  • Researched and wrote Walking Tours of Amherst Village. This guide book includes 57 buildings and sites organized into four tours of the Amherst village historic district, and it was the recipient of the N. H. Preservation Alliance's 2011 Preservation Achievement Award.

  • Researched and wrote Amherst, New Hampshire: A Sleeping Town Awakens 1881/1982, to bring the town's history up to date from Daniel F. Secomb's 1883 book. 

  • Continues to record oral and written histories and maintain scrapbooks of town events and citizen accomplishments.  (Click here to see our oral history tape collection.)

  • Publishes six newsletters a year for its membership, keeping them informed on current happenings and offering research articles of historic interest.


Last modified on: September 12, 2023


Historical Society of Amherst, NH

PO Box 717

Amherst, NH 03031


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