122 Year Anniversary

The Amherst Opera House Company was formed in June of 1902 when 10 businessmen gathered with the mission of creating a gathering/entertainment venue for the Village of Amherst. The former Temple of Honor that had been used as a gathering place burned in 1899. We are glad they recognized the need and took action. Construction on the current Amherst Opera House began on Oct. 1, 1902 and the building was completed and ready for a gala New Years Eve Ball on Dec. 31, 1902. The rest as they say, is history. The new Amherst Opera House Company Guild is hosting a picnic on the north lawn of the Amherst Opera House to celebrate the 122nd year anniversary. This is a free event for all. Come and help us celebrate.

Board Meeting 5/9/24

The Amherst Opera House Company Guild, Inc. will hold it’s quarterly Board Meeting on Thursday, May 9th, 2024. The meeting is held at the Amherst Opera House and starts at 6:30 PM. All who are interested are welcome to attend. New Board Members will be nominated, event programing, building use, and building restoration efforts will be agenda items.

More history treasures.

In the five years since we acquired The Amherst Opera House building you would think we had found all of the historical items of interest. Cleaning in what was the kitchen we found this Special Tax Stamp. This allowed the Tomorrow River Valley Conservation Club to sell beer & wine, but only until May 31, 1944, and then it had to be renewed. Who remembers the steak (and I think venison) feeds put on at the Amherst Community Hall? (Amherst Opera House)

Central Sands Service Week

April 23rd thru the 26th is Central Sands Community High School’s 2nd annual service learning week! Students from Central Sands Community High School will be volunteering at The Amherst Opera House on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 starting at 9:00AM. Tasks will be moving furniture, removing trash, general cleaning, and window washing. Come and join us anytime throughout the day. Most activity will be from 9:00AM until 12Noon but we will be there all day. Come for an hour or all day. It is great to see area youth involved in service work and volunteering. Here is your chance to set an example.

AOH Board Members Sought

The Amherst Opera House Co. Guild, Inc. is interested in increasing the number of volunteer Directors on our Board of Directors. If you are interested in volunteering please email us at info@amherstoperahouse.com . We hold Board Meetings quarterly. The next scheduled Board Meeting is on 2/8/24 at The Amherst Opera House starting at 6:30 PM. All are welcome to attend, especially those who may be interested in volunteering as a Director. Here is a little additional information:

Board Meeting

The Amherst Opera House Co. Guild, Inc. will hold it’s Quarterly Board Meeting on Thursday, November 9th, 2023. All are welcome to attend and learn about the Amherst Opera House as well as share ideas. The meeting will start at 6:30PM. Topics will include progress reports on restoration projects underway and planned future projects, building usage ideas, and other pertinent business items.

Busy – Busy – Busy

Ever since the Amherst Opera House Co. Inc. Board of Directors made the decision to allow area residents to use our building with no set rental fee our calendar has been quite full. The mission of the AOHCG is to provide a space for all to gather to enjoy many activities. Some examples have been private Birthday parties, weddings, church services, and community gatherings of various types. For the period of October through December we have 30+ events and gatherings. We are doing our best to accommodate all requests that we receive. Sometimes it feels like a plate spinner working hard to make sure a plate doesn’t fall. If you need a gathering space please get us the details of what you need as soon as you can. We will do our best to make our space available to you. Check out our calendar here: https://www.amherstoperahouse.com/events/list/

Remembering Maggie

Maggie Stern was a special part of what makes Amherst unique. A group of friends will gather at the Amherst Opera House this Friday, September 22nd to remember. You are all invited. Here is our calendar event as well as a link to the facebook event:

We will be meeting to remember Maggie, share stories and beautiful memories. Bring your love and light💗 If anyone has any pictures they would like to add to a picture board or written stories (I will create a digital album later)please send them to me by Wednesday evening. If anyone would like to do sound, meditation or other healing, we would appreciate it. Please let me know. Refreshments provided. We will be zooming the celebration, and if you can’t come in person, you can use the link below. Otherwise, we will be meeting at the Amherst Opera House, this coming Friday, September 22 at 6:00 pm.
Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85927232261…

facebook event link:  https://fb.me/e/3G9uwPTOV

K8 Design & Photography

Another photographer who will be present at our Photography Show/Sale on Sep 9th during Celebrate Amherst. Katie Berdan Wolden is a graphic designer and photographer from Central Wisconsin. She has a passion for travel, nature, and baseball, and can usually be found hiking with a camera in tow. She loves photographing landscapes, animals, and birds, and has a selection of pieces from a variety of gorgeous locations around the state including canvas prints, acrylic blocks, photo prints, and notecards, in a variety of sizes from 30×20 to 8×10.

Social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/k8designphotography

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kberdan/

Website: k8designphotography.com