WESTFIELD - The Chautauqua County Historical Society will hold its annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, Dec. 9 at the McClurg Museum in Westfield. The event allows visitors an opportunity to learn more about the museum and the historical society (including its exhibits and collections) - free-of-charge.
The day will feature music provided by The McClurg Street String Band, composed of Westfield Academy and Central School music students under the direction of WACS music director Kent Knappenberger. The event will also once again have desserts donated by members and friends of the Chautauqua County Historical Society.
The Holiday Open House will also be the last opportunity for the public to view "Honoring the 9th New York Cavalry." The exhibit, which features original documents, photographs, commemorative ribbons and badges, pays tribute to those Chautauqua County residents who served with distinction in the American Civil War. The exhibit will be dismantled at the end of the year.
Dozens of area residents will be at the McClurg Museum for the County Historical Society’s annual Holiday Open House. The 2012 Holiday Open House will once again take place at the Museum from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9. It is free and open to the public. At right, holiday decorations will once again adorn the McClurg Museum in Westfield during the annual Holiday Open House, running from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9.
Photos courtesy of Niles Dening Photography
The CCHS Holiday Open House is held annually to thank the community for its support throughout the year. Free to the public, donations are strongly encouraged.
"The historical society will once again open its doors to the public and provide refreshments, music, and camaraderie as we celebrate the holiday season," said James O'Brien, historical society president. "Anyone interested in learning more about the county's rich history and the McClurg Museum is invited to stop by."
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