Come hear about an important part of our area's history during the lunch hour on Wednesday beginning at noon. Fenton trustee and local historian Clarence Carlson will talk about the evolution of the Swedish Furniture Co., which started in 1883, that eventually became Crawford Furniture.
The talk features images, stories and more about the once bustling local furniture industry. Carlson says, "My interest started with my dad. He was a cabinet maker in Jamestown from about 1929 to 1959. I was interested in the factories he worked at: Maddox, Crawford's and Union National. After reading a little about them I wanted to know more about the manufacturing of fine furniture in Jamestown."
The lecture will be in the education room of the Fenton History Center, 67 Washington St., just south of the Washington Steet Bridge on Route 60. The lecture is free, but donations are welcome.
The series continues the second Wednesday of each month through October. The next topic on Aug. 8 is about the War of 1812 and its effect on Western New York. Steve Johnson will talk about the military uniforms and equipment of the time.
Visit www.fentonhistorycenter.org or call 664-6256 for more information.