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Here comes the bride…it’s wedding season!

Friday, May 15th, 2015

  The Lace Seminar is quickly approaching on June 6th and 7th and, as a special feature, BNHV will be displaying some of our wedding gowns for the Saturday morning lecture, “Lace in Wedding Fashion”. Attendees will learn about the popular fashions of weddings dresses throughout the decades and the use of lace as adornment,… Read more »


Wet or dry? Vice or virtue? Pick a side at BNHV’s new exhibit!

Monday, April 27th, 2015

  BNHV’s newest exhibit is now up for viewing! Vice and Virtue: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition opened on Friday night. We had a great crowd of about 100 people who helped us celebrate the opening with drinks, refreshments and an hour long program by the Hutchinson Family Revival! Hutchinson Family Revival did a… Read more »


BNHV relaunches Adopt-A-House Program!

Friday, April 10th, 2015

  Contributed by Spencer Morgan, Director of Development and Marketing For those of you familiar with us here at BNHV, you may know we used to have an Adopt-A-House Program in the past when we were the Amherst Museum. However, we are pleased to relaunch this program with new energy and vigor! This program is… Read more »


Let’s celebrate Women’s History Month!

Friday, March 13th, 2015

  In honor of Women’s History Month, we continued with our 2015 Lecture Series by welcoming Denise Reichard, portraying one of the founders of the Women’s Rights Movement, for a special presentation of “Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Remarkable Suffragette”.  Stanton was instrumental in the writing of the “Declaration of Sentiments,” at the Seneca Falls Convention in July 1848 as… Read more »


Nostalgia: A 19th Century Mental Disorder?

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

  Contributed by Rachel Ravago, Guest Services Coordinator.   At one time or another, most of us have longed for the good old days. Today we consider these feelings to be pleasantly nostalgic in nature, but did you know that 150 years ago nostalgia was actually treated as a mental disorder among soldiers of war?… Read more »


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