Higher Education in A
With more than 25,000 students attending higher educational institutions nearby, you can definitely call Amherst a college town. The University at Buffalo is the largest and most well known college campus in Amherst, but there is also Daemen College, and Erie Community College nearby. All of these are recognized within the area as solid schools with great reputations. The city itself caters to the college population during the time when school is in session, and you can find bars, pizzerias, and coffee shops on almost every corner for those late-night study sessions when you are running on fumes.
Buffalo Niagara Herit
Previously known as the Amherst Museum, the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is a collection of historic buildings that have either been preserved and restored, or even relocated altogether to maintain the cultural backdrop of this sleepy border town. The site itself includes 12 historic buildings, such as old one-room schoolhouses, a 19th century church, a barbershop, period accurate homes, and even a research library and country store. It is a continually growing exhibit that seeks to preserve this area’s history, and with more than 50,000 artifacts from the early days of its settlement, they are doing quite a fine job.
A Symphony of Sounds
If you find symphony soothing and the sound of strings stress relieving, then you have come to the right place. Amherst itself is quite the musical town, with a local symphony founded in 1946, a saxophone quartet based out of the nearby university, and annual cabaret in the square performances with music, concerts, and plays. There is always something going on to keep you entertained. Make sure you mark the end of summer on your calendar because it seems every week has some kind of musical festival passing through or being thrown in the town square.