Amherst Historical Society ready to jump into fall with a plethora of events – Morning Journal

With school supplies back on the shelves, warm days will soon give way to cool nights, and as the seasons change, the sun will set earlier and leaves will begin to litter the yards and streets.

And there will be no shortage of events at the Amherst Historical Society to entertain and educate the community about the past.

Sandy Kaiser, executive director of the Historical Society, located at 113 S Lake St., said the organization has events planned through Halloween.

• Garage sale in the Village on Saturdays until the end of November. The event is packed with antique furniture, Christmas decorations, trinkets and a plethora of oddities.

All donations of good used furniture are welcome.

This village garage sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sandstone Village, 736 Milan Ave.

• The annual President’s dinner takes place at 5:30 pm on September 3rd. The dinner honors former President Harry S. Truman and will be hosted at the Amherst Eagles Club, 116 Milan Ave. The event will include a Truman impersonator, dinner, cash bar and raffle.

• The Murder Mystery Dinner is hosted by the Amherst Historical Society and will feature “The Death of Doctor Pepper,” which will be produced by the Sandstone Summer Theater at 6 pm, October 8-9. Reservations can be made by calling 440-988. -7255.

• By My Lanterns Light will bring spooky local history to life on October 22 with ghost stories and different historical exhibits throughout the historic sandstone buildings in Amherst Sandstone Village.

With the hustle and bustle of all these events, the Amherst Historical Society is also looking for volunteers to help with events and take visitors on tours.

“We like to keep busy here,” Kaiser said. “But to keep busy, we desperately need volunteers to keep Sandstone Village open.”

Many people don’t realize the sandstone village of Amherst is there because Milan Road is further into the country than many usually would, she said.

“We can’t do this alone,” Kaiser said. “Please call the office and let us know if you are interested in volunteering and help us keep these events and programs going.”

The Amherst Historical Society’s commitment is to preserve, display and exhibit its local history and sandstone heritage and to provide excellence in educational programming and historic preservation.

To volunteer for the Amherst Historical Society, call 440-988-7255.

For more information or to register for an event, visit

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