The Amherst Historical Society offers an opportunity for community involvement this summer.
From July 11th to Sunday, the Quigley Museum is open for tours from 2pm to 4pm.
Sandy Kaiser, director of the Amherst Historical Society, said the Quigley Museum holds much of Amherst’s history in old sandstone walls.
“There’s a lot to do with the city of Amherst that happened in that building,” Kaiser said. “The tour doesn’t really have a theme. It’s all about Amherst’s history.”
Other historic buildings in Sandstone Village will open for tour on a private day at some point this summer.
“We are waiting for one of the buildings to be repaired,” Kaiser said. “But as soon as that’s done, we’ll be able to open the entire village and offer tours.”
Other buildings in the village include the St. George’s Chapel, the Amherst Auto Garage with two vintage cars inside, a blacksmith, and a train caboose.
Grange Hall, a one-room school house in the original footsteps of the village. The Harris Dute House, an example of Greek reconstruction architecture, is two great examples of unique buildings available for tours of the village, meaning that both sides of the house reflect the other.
Another event held by the Amherst Historical Society this summer is a wine and beer tasting fundraising event at 6 pm on July 30th.
Located on 150 Jefferson Street and costing $ 30 per person, Kaiser said the tasting will feature individual samples of several different wines from Amherst’s local Giuseppe wine cellar, as well as heartfelt. It features a full-bodied appetizer.
“I hate calling it dinner,” she said. “But guests are full when they finish and go home.”
A 50/50 raffle and silent auction will also be held throughout the night.
Finally, on August 7th at the Sandstone Event Hall 113 S. Lake St., August Christmas sale. Many Christmas decorations are on sale.
Light meals are available with the participation of a food truck.
Other non-holiday village garage sales are from 8am to 3pm on July 10, July 24 and August 21st.
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