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The Amherst Woman's Club

The Club was founded in 1893 to "provide common ground for women to share in cultural and philanthropic activities and to foster the interests of its members in literary, scientific, musical, historical, and other topics of vital importance; to promote culture and cordial personal relations among women; and to contribute to the welfare of the community." The Club of today remains true to these important goals by providing educational programs on a wide variety of subjects. We also provide musical programs, social events and fundraisers to meet our commitment of support to community service agencies in our local communities and to provide scholarships to two Amherst Pelham Regional High School seniors.

The Amherst Woman’s Club meets every other Monday through most of the year.   Membership is open to women throughout the Pioneer Valley.    All club meetings are held at the Hills Memorial Club House, 35 Triangle Street, Amherst and are free and open to the public.  

Amherst WomAn’s Club Celebrates A momentous occasion

On May 18th, 2018, the Amherst Woman's Club celebrated an important milestone.    Showcasing the completed renovations of our beautiful home's interior, we celebrated our 125th year in grand style at an open house, attended by nearly 200 people.  It was a glorious day weather wise, and the beauty of the house was on full display.  Thanks to Amherst Media, we have a lovely video below, which will transport you to the occasion and leave you feeling as if you were there.   Click on the center button below.

Upcoming Events

Monday, November 5, 1:30 p.m.

Chris Benfey, Professor of English, Mt. Holyoke College, “Emily Dickinson: Riddles and Definitions”: enduring riddles concerning Amherst’s greatest poet using her so-called riddle-poems as a way into her life and work. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, November 10, 6:00 p.m.

The Amherst Woman’s Club invites you to EXPLORE INTERNATIONAL WINES. 6 - 7:00 p.m. Wine Tasting, 7:00 p.m. Dinner. A potluck dinner will feature dishes with an international flair. Cost: $35 per person. Guests welcome. This event is a fundraiser for the community service grants and scholarships given to local agencies and Amherst Regional High School seniors each year by the Woman’s Club. For reservations, email bkingsha@aol.com

Monday, November 19, 1:30 p.m.

Rob Okun, award-winning author of Voice Male: The Untold Story of the Pro-Feminist Men’s Movement, will speak about his activism for women’s rights. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, December 1, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. A VICTORIAN HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Take a step back in time and stroll our newly refurbished Victorian mansion, decorated for the holidays with trees, Christmas villages, Menorahs, Nutcrackers, Dreidels, and poinsettias.  Join the members of the Amherst Woman's Club at our Open House on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  While you are shopping holiday fairs in town, stop by for hot cider, tea and holiday treats. Free and open to one and all.

For a complete list of the year’s programs, see our Events page.