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Like Father, Like Son: The Hopkins’ Family History

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Timothy Soveral Hopkins and his son, Timothy A. Hopkins, were both incredibly influential in the development of the town of Amherst.  Both were active in the military and the public sphere: The elder Hopkins served as a brigadier general during The War of 1812, and his son served in the militia from 1828-1838.  Timothy Sr…. Read more »

Frohe Art Glass & the Transit Road Church

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Before it closed in 1966, the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church served as a place of worship for many German speaking residents in East Amherst.  Frohe Art Glass installed Munich style glass to honor the community, as many volunteers helped raise funds for the project.The Munich pictorial style stemmed from a revival of religion themed painting… Read more »

A Garden Gallery  

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Beautiful things are blooming in the Village Gardens! (Photos courtesy of Sara Rosiek)                

The Barbershop: A Tourist Attraction

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

At the beginning of the 20th century, what did a barbershop, a photography studio, and an ice cream parlor in Western New York all have in common?Answer: They were all owned and operated by the same man, one Frank C. Reikart.While he was known in Swormville for being a talented local musician and volunteering as… Read more »

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