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Throwback Thursday - Girl Scouts at Groff Park

These Girl Scouts are gearing up for a potato race during an outing at Groff Park, October 16, 1954. Though hard to see, each girl at the front of the two lines holds a potato precariously balanced on a spoon.

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Changes to our hours for this week: We will be closed on Tuesday, October 10th and open from 10 AM - 1 PM on Wednesday, October 11th. Our regular hours resume Thursday, October 12th.

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Amherst historians, do you recognize this dapper chap? He looks familiar to us, but we just can't place him.

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Throwback Thursday - Barselotti’s Café, October 4, 1953

View of Barselotti’s Café on North Pleasant Street. Known as Barsies to locals, the business opened in 1933 and was a popular watering hole for nearly 75 years, closing in 2006.

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Changes to our hours for this week: We will be open from 10 AM - 1 PM and from 2 PM - 5 PM Tuesday, October 3 through Friday, October 6. We will be open regular hours (2 PM - 5 PM) on Saturday, October 7.

This stereoscopic view by John Lovell appears to be of a kindergarten class in Amherst. #throwbackthursday

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In honor of #bannedbooksweek here's a letter from William Merrill, the second Jones Library director, in which he notes what books were banned in 1962.

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Changes to our hours for today, Tuesday, September 26th: We will be open from 2 PM - 5 PM to accommodate a class visit.

There's still time to make it to Kandie Carle's Fashion in Fiction program today at 2pm in the Woodbury Room! Come join us!!

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Happy First Day of Autumn from these pumpkin pickers and all of us in Special Collections!

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View of North Pleasant Street after the hurricane that swept through New England on the afternoon of September 21, 1938. Women stand in front of one of many fallen trees. #throwbackthursday

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Changes to our hours for today, Tuesday, September 19th: We will be open from 10 AM - 1 PM and from 2 PM - 4 PM (closing 1 hour early).

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Wishing our friends @emilydickinson.museum a wonderful day for their poetry marathon! Photo of the Dickinson parlor is by Dorothy Waugh in the 1940s when the Parke family lived at the Homestead.

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Children cross North Pleasant Street on their way to school while a policeman directs traffic. #throwbackthursday

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