About Us

How We Got Started

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

Our Mission

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. 

Meet Our Staff

Sandy Kaiser

Executive Director

Deanna Houston

Office Manager

Kaeth Shaughnessy

Administrative Assistant

Brian Goodwin

Maintenance Supervisor


Chief Security Officer

Meet Our Board Of Directors

Aaron Baaske

Diane Camera

Khristal Kramer – Nutt

Lori Melendez

Toni Melendez

April Sawyer

Ryan Sawyer

Cathy Sekletar

John Sekletar

Jerry Torma

Gina Welch

Mitch Witherell