79th Annual Westfield Antique Show is July 15 & 16

Article Contributed by Chautauqua County Historical Society The Annual Westfield Antique Show, sponsored by the Chautauqua County Historical Society, will be celebrating its 79th consecutive year in 2017 and just like in past years, there’s going to be a wide variety of items on display and available for sale. This year’s Antique Show will be […]

9th NY Cavalry Encampment Returns to Westfield June 10 and 11

9th NY Cavalry Encampment Returns to Westfield June 10 and 11

Article Contributed by Chautauqua County Historical Society The annual tradition of the 9th NY Cavalry encampment is once again ready to take place in Westfield’s Moore Park. Members of the 9th Cavalry will set up camp on late afternoon/early evening on Friday, June 9 and offer living history throughout the weekend. Events will include drills […]

County Museums and Historical Societies to Host Open House Day on Saturday, May 20

Article Contributed by Chautauqua County Historical Society Local residents and visitors are being encouraged to learn more about local history by participating in the first ever countywide Museum and Historical Society Open House Day, taking place Saturday, May 20. The event is being presented by the Chautauqua County Museum Consortium, which is comprised of nearly […]

Chautauqua County Historical Society Open House

Chautauqua County Historical Society Open House

Article Contributed by Chautauqua County Historical Society The Chautauqua County Historical Society will say goodbye to 2016 with its annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, Dec. 11 at the McClurg Museum in Westfield. The open house provides an annual opportunity for visitors to learn more about the museum and the historical society, free-of-charge. The day […]

McClurg Museum Holiday Tea

McClurg Museum Holiday Tea

Article Contributed by Chautauqua County Historical Society The Chautauqua County Historical Society will be hosting a Holiday High Tea at the historic McClurg Mansion in Moore Park, Westfield, NY on Sunday, Nov. 20 as part of the Annual Christmas in the Village. Patrons may feel as though they have stepped back in time as they […]

History of Ice Harvesting Lecture Set for Saturday, Nov. 12 in Dewittville

History of Ice Harvesting Lecture Set for Saturday, Nov. 12 in Dewittville

Article Contributed by Chautauqua County Historical Society The Chautauqua County Historical Society’s final lecture for 2016 will take attendees to the shore of Chautauqua Lake for a special presentation on the history of ice harvesting. Local historian and author Fletcher “Ned” Ward of Bemus Point has spent a number of years researching many events, attractions […]

Annual Award Presented to Local Historian

Annual Award Presented to Local Historian

Article Contributed by Chautauqua County Historical Society On Saturday, Sept. 24, Town of Harmony/Village of Panama Historian Pamela Brown was presented with the annual Julia Reinstein Lifetime Achievement Award by the Government Appointed Historians of Western New York. The award was presented at a regional meeting in Geneseo, NY which was attended by 85 historians […]

County Historical Society’s Annual Picnic

Lecture on Researching Underground Railroad is Aug. 23

County Historical Society’s Annual Picnic

Article Contributed by Chautauqua County Historical Society The Chautauqua County Historical Society will partner with the Harmony Historical Society in presenting a lecture from a nationally recognized researcher and historian on Tuesday, Aug. 23. Historian, educator, and author Judith Wellman, Ph. D, will present “The Underground Railroad in New York State: Changes Over Time” at […]

Chautauqua County History Fair is August 13 – 14

50 different historical groups will be in Mayville, NY

Chautauqua County History Fair is August 13 – 14

Article Contributed by Chautauqua County Historical Society Chautauqua County’s historical museums, associations and historians will come together in Mayville, August 13-14 for a History Fair. The event will take place at Chautauqua Suites Conference Center and feature 50 historical organizations from all corners of the county. Admission is free. “This event offers a rare opportunity […]

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