Our community is filled with wonderfully diverse women. The Amherst Woman’s Club (AWC) is bringing those women together to meet and connect with each other.
The Amherst Woman's Club was organized in 1893 and incorporated in 1903 to foster the interests of its members in literary, scientific, musical, historical, and other topics of vital importance; to promote culture and cordial personal relations among women; and to contribute to the welfare of the community. After 128 years of service to the Amherst community, these values continue to be the foundation of our organization. We invite women from our local community to come together to meet and connect with each other and to discover the simple pleasure of connecting with your neighbors, being inspired by a local speaker and enjoying each other’s company to help forge new friendships and a sense of belonging among our spectacular community of women. Membership is open to all women of Amherst and surrounding communities.
The Amherst Woman’s Club is located in the beautiful Hills Memorial Club House in the Emily Dickinson Historic District, just a few steps from Amherst town center. We are listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.
THE LATEST UPDATES
This year the Town of Amherst awarded a Community Preservation ACT (CPA) grant to the Amherst Woman's Club of $135,000 for the restoration and preservation of the Hills Memorial Clubhouse.
The restoration includes restoring section on the exterior of the house and a new coat of paint for the whole building.
Our grants & Scholarships
We are proud to announce this year we have awarded one scholarship and two grants.
The scholarship was awarded to a young man who will be attending Western New England University.
The grants were awarded to Family Outreach of Amherst, who provide shelter for women and children, family services, advocacy, crisis intervention, and more.
And, The Boys and Girls Club of Amherst who is creating after school programming for young people that is constructive, structured and safe for after-school activities.