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A wealth of information about the county and its residents can be found at the Amherst County Museum & Historical Society.


The Museum offers permanent and changing exhibits, archival resources, lectures, and seasonal house tours and special events. Moreover, it serves up a slice of local history, from the historic house that it operates out of (the Kearfoot-Wood house, built in 1907 for a local pharmacist, Dr Kearfoot) to the artifacts that populate its exhibits. A family membership is only $20 a year. So for a little more than 5 cents a day you can help preserve and display local history. We begin this local county history blog ( at the museum, but in subsequent posts we will traverse the county and report on historic structures, artifacts, and stories from local residents. Please consider contributing an entry by emailing “lynn[at]” or by commenting on an existing post. Above all else - get out and enjoy the historic resources of Amherst County, Virginia.