Fenton History Center to Hold Open House for New Military Room Exhibit on November 15


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Fenton History Center

The Fenton History Center is pleased to announce an open house and dedication of the new exhibit “To Those That Served” on Thursday, November 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. 

The staff and volunteers at the museum have redesigned and installed new exhibits in the Fenton History Center’s “Military Room.” Located on the second floor of the Fenton Mansion, the “Military Room” was installed in the 1976 to honor the soldiers, medical professionals, and community members who served their country during wartime and peacetime. The Fenton staff and board were honored  to update the exhibit and include new research, collection items, personal stories and interviews that have been gathered over the last few years. 

Of the many new additions, an exciting one that developed from a partnership between Fenton’s Vets Finding Vets program and The Robert H. Jackson Center’s Defenders of Freedom project is a wall of photos and story quotes from interviews with Chautauqua County World War II veterans. There is a computer station where guests can search and view all of the interviews that were recorded by the Defenders of Freedom Project. 

Join us November 15 for an open house, and a dedication. The new military room exhibit, “To Those That Served” will be dedicated in honor of Winslow T. Shearman, a veteran, Chautauqua County resident, and supporter of the Fenton History Center. The dedication will take place at 5:30-5:45. Light refreshments will be served.

The mission of the Fenton History Center – Museum & Library is to provide educational and cultural opportunities for the residents of Chautauqua County and its visitors through the collection, preservation and exhibition of artifacts and archival materials pertaining to Jamestown, New York and Chautauqua County. Call (716) 664–6256 for more information about this event.