Our Town: Amherst
Encore broadcast Monday, May 7 at 10 p.m. on WNED-TV!
“This has really helped me learn about my town. Amherst is a town rich in history and the Amherst Museum is actually one of those great things to come and see.”-–Joycelyn Bila (Topic: The Amherst Museum)
“There’s a lot of information in here and so much more to be examined and explored by the public, and I hope they’ll get out there.” ---Marilyn Ciancio (Topic: Visual and Performing Arts)
“There were a lot of things in Snyder that people don’t necessarily know have historical significance, and I wanted to make sure that everybody knew these buildings they drove past every day play an important role on where the village of Snyder came from and give them a little clue.”---Julianna Fiddler-Woite (Topic: Snyder’s Hidden History)
With 122,366 residents Amherst is Buffalo’s most populous suburb. At 53.5 square miles it’s slightly larger than the Queen City with just under half the population. Located in Erie County, the town of Amherst encompasses most of the Village of Williamsville and the hamlets of Eggertsville, Getzville, Snyder, Swormville and East Amherst.
The national media has dubbed Amherst “One of the Best Places to Live” and “One of the Safest Cities in America” but that is not news to the people living in Amherst who are fond of their hometown for many reasons and agreed to share some of the area’s true charms with the WNED-TV audience.
In October and November of 2011, 19 volunteers captured some of Amherst’s foremost “points of pride” for OUR TOWN: AMHERST, WNED’s 17th community “video scrapbook” production.
As these volunteer videographers show through their footage, Amherst has carefully preserved both its storied past and its natural beauty.
Discover what makes Amherst a special place to live or visit ― from the prolific visual and performing arts, to a restored church built in 1871 that now serves as a museum and gathering space, to a suburban house known as the Zonderosa where a flurry of volunteer efforts send donations from the people of Western New York to the people of Nicaragua and much, much more!
The Buffalo News highlights “Our Town: Amherst.”