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.
The Amherst Historical Society collects, preserves, records, interprets and educates those interested in the rich history of the Amherst area, including its sandstone history in Lorain County, Ohio and utilizes the Amherst Sandstone Village and Quigley Museum to keep history alive.
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The Amherst Historical Society, a nonprofit 501c(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.