Our Vision: To be the premier "living history" educational facility in the central United States.
To promote and educate the general public of the history of the City of Amherst, South Amherst, Amherst Township, Whiskeyville, Henrietta, Brownhelm, and pertinent surrounding area; to promote the history of the above area's sandstone industries and its importance to Northeastern Ohio history; to preserve locally produced sandstone architecture and other historically significant structures; to cooperate with are schools and educators in the teaching of our local, state and national history.
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.
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