The Amherst County Museum requests your presence at its “Deck the Halls” open house on December 15 between the hours of 1 and 5 p.m. The Museum will be decked out for the holidays courtesy of local churches, businesses and organizations. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will make an appearance and the Amherst Presbyterian Church Choir will perform holiday renditions at 1:30 p.m.

Wassail and cookies will be served.

The Museum is located at 154 South Main Street in Amherst.

The Christmas Home Tour features the beautiful homes of the Nalls at Edgewood, the Kilgores on Blue Ridge Lane, the Bryans on Sunset Drive, and the Fergusons on North Main Street from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and available at the Museum. Tickets can be purchased in advance or during the Museum’s Open House prior to the home tour.  A collectible museum ornament is part of the ticket price. Proceeds will support 2020 museum programs and events.

Participating businesses, decorated for the holiday, open on December 15, include Hill House, Vintage on Main, Warehouse Antiques and Galerie LaParliere. Check with individual businesses for hours of operation on December 15.

Trees, railings and mantels are being decorated by Wailes Florist and Gifts, Amherst Woman’s Club, Bethany United Methodist Church, Pedlar Valley Garden Club, Hill House, Monroe United Methodist Church, The Vintage Shoppes of Amherst, Accession Episcopal Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Amherst High School National Honor Society, Amherst DAR, Church of The Epiphany, Second Stage, Amherst Presbyterian Church, and Ebenezer Baptist Church. Outside decorations provided by the Village Garden Club.

The Amherst County Museum and Historical Society is a nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to discover, collect and preserve objects related to the history and genealogy of Amherst County. The society exhibits, interprets and offers its collections to provide educational experiences for people of all ages.

For additional information contact Octavia Starbuck, Director, Amherst County Museum and Historical Society at 434-946-9068 or by the website email: