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Founded in 1821, this four-year liberal arts college is relatively small, containing only 1600 students. The college itself is full of history, as it has two museums on its campus. The Pratt Museum of Natural History and the Mead Art Museum are effective for teaching New England and world culture.

The most stunning feature of the college, Amherst College Library, specializes in more than just books; it contains archives and special collections, access services, a center for Russian culture, a language resource center, a media center, a science and music library, a visual resources collection, government documents, and more.

Sports at Amherst are active year round, including basketball, ice hockey, swimming and squash in the winter; baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, golf, and track in the spring; and club sports including crew, fencing, rugby, mountain biking, an equestrian team, and many others.

Location: 100 Boltwood Av, Amherst Massachusetts 01002 Telephone 413-542-2000

Other Education nearby:
(Springfield) American International College
(Amherst) Amherst College
(Paxton) Anna Maria College
(Worcester) Assumption College
(Becket) Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA camp
(Brattleboro) Brattleboro Area Middle School

07/03 Coming to The Amherst area
Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
Taste of the Valley Plymouth NH March21 Experience all of your favorite local flavors. Several restaurants from the region will be there hoping to win your vote in the "Best in Show" competition.
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Folk Festival Mansfield MA April19-21 A fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.