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Amherst Museum [NY]

The Amherst Museum consists of roughly one dozen historic buildings which form a historic town center. The main building is the Shaw Building, which is hosts exhibits year round and is the heart of the museum. The museum works to chronicle the history of Amherst from a small settlement in the forest of Northern New York to its current state as a suburb of Buffalo.

The museum offers exhibits in the Shaw Building and tours of the Shaw Building year round, outdoor tours that feature the other historic buildings in the summer, a library of local history, and special events throughout the year including living history events and presentations. The website offers visitor information, a history of Amherst, a library catalog, and an events calendar.