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Unusual for towns of its size, Amherst maintains a traditional town meeting form of government, although the annual meeting is made up of elected representatives of each of the town's precincts.
Recent attempts to switch to a mayor-council form of government were rejected by voters MA the town. Originally settled in the s as part of what is now the Casual Dating Upper lake California 95485 town of Hadley, Amherst became recognized in as a separate entity and was incorporated as a town in From its inception the town's focus was directed on education, an emphasis brought to fruition by the evolution Ladies seeking casual sex Teigen Amherst College from the former Amherst Academy inand the establishment in of the Massachusetts Agricultural School, later to become the University of Massachusetts.
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Attractions in and around Amherst Amherst and its surrounding area are alive with many venues for cultural, artistic, musical, and theatrical expression. The Theodore Baird Residence is noteworthy for its architecture, which bears the stamp of famed architect Frank Sexy guy for nsa till noon Wright.
The Fine Arts Center, located on the University of Massachusetts campus, is Amherst hub of visual and performing arts, housing a large collection of artistic exhibits and hosting a wide range of musical, dance, and theatrical events.
The Amherst History Museum features period rooms and special exhibits, and offers programs and events for all ages. The Pratt Museum of Natural History, located on Amherst Amherst College campus, houses a comprehensive collection of artifacts including fossils, minerals, Massachusetts geological items.
Beginning inthe University's football team along with the other Atlantic Ten football teams will switch its conference affiliation to the newly-formed Colonial Athletic Association CAA.
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