Stephanie O'Keeffe, Amherst Select Board chair, recieves Governor Patrick's signed copy of declaration honoring today's 150th anniversary celebration from resident historian Bob Romer
Town and state officials, police and fire personnel, a pack of media, and a bevy of citizens totaling almost one hundred turned out this brisk afternoon to celebrate the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation, a decree that freed the slaves in warring southern states.
Crowd gathered in front of the steps to Town Hall
District Attorney Dave Sullivan chats with Amherst Town Manager John Musante
The Lord Jeff Inn broke out their seldom seen American flag