The following items are available for purchase. Please email us at for ordering information. All proceeds benefit the Historical Society of Amherst.



Walking Tours of Amherst Village - $15.00

Historical Society of Amherst, NH

Based on new research that corrects previously-published information, this winner of the 2011 Preservation Achievement Award guide book includes 57 buildings and sites organized into four tours of the Amherst village historic district. Read it while walking the village, or enjoy its 161 photographs and text from the comfort of your couch!




Digital Copies of Historic Photos - $25.00 per image

We offer high resolution digital files of our vast image collection that can be used to print and frame.  This could be the perfect gift idea!  (Click here for more details.) Note: Not all images on the Web site are available in high resolution.  Please contact us before ordering.  Requires separate Image Reproduction Order Form.





Amherst Historical Moments - $24.95

Robert H. Rowe and William P. Veillette

This beautiful hardcover book contain 41 fascinating tales of Amherst's history, along with 142 rare historical photographs and postcards.  Amherst Historical Moments is a book that you will want to have in your collection.  It's a visual treat.






The Rehabilitation of the Col. Means Mansion - Download Free

Bill Veillette

In this 28 page document, Bill Veillette offers a description of his 1785 Amherst Village house, its associations, its principle features, and the more interesting aspects of its rehabilitation.






Historical Sketch of Amherst - $15.00

John Farmer

A concise early history of Amherst that was originally written in 1820 by New Hampshire's preeminent 19th century historian, John Farmer.  This handsomely bound 1972 reprint of the author's 1837 update, offers insight into Amherst's beginnings.





New England Town Affairs: Or the Puckerbrush Papers
- $10.00

Charles J. Lincoln

Former Amherst town counsel and municipal judge, Charles Lincoln, describes his book as containing "twenty-six hilarious tales of contentions among native New Englanders" (a.k.a. Amherst citizens). A humorous read for all, this 216 page book published in 1995 will be even more compelling for long-time Amherst residents who may be able to identify the real people behind the pseudonyms!




Quest for Liberty - $10.00

Robert H. Rowe

Robert Rowe is a retired judge and current member of the state legislature. His first novel, Quest for Liberty, is set in Rowe's hometown of Amherst, New Hampshire. It tells of two men pulled in different directions by the Revolutionary War. One is an American soldier and the other a loyalist to the crown. Both are real figures from the state's history. Rowe says he found out a lot of interesting things about Revolutionary War era New Hampshire while doing his research.




Amherst Town Reports - $3.00

Our Society has collected an excess of Amherst Town and School Reports, especially from the 1930s and 40s.  These reports contain a variety of interesting information, including vital records.  If you would like to obtain an original report from a specific year, please contact us for information on availability and condition.


Historical Society of Amherst, NH

PO Box 717

Amherst, NH 03031